By: Garnet Brooks  Halifax Business Lawyer

Call me (902) 422-4037 / e-mail:  garnet@entrepreneurlaw.ca

Passionate about EntrepreneurshipThere is no career path more rewarding than that of the entrepreneur! I blog to inspire and help entrepreneurs, including those considering becoming an entrepreneur. As a business lawyer, I provide legal advice and services to both new and established entrepreneurs and their businesses. I invite you to contact me and we can discuss how I can help you next!

How can I help you?

  • Do you want to know about incorporating a company?
  • Do you want to discuss shareholders’ / partnership agreements?
  • Do you need a business contract prepared? (or reviewed before you sign?)
  • Would you like a commercial lease reviewed?
  • Are you considering purchasing or selling a business?
  • Becoming a Franchisee?
  • Something else?

I will be happy to chat with you. Call or email for a Free Initial Consultation

Call me 902-422-4037, or email me using this handy form (click here for the contact form)

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Does Your Mission Statement Inspire your Staff to Take your Business’s Success Personal?

Does Your Mission Statement Inspire your Staff to Take your Business’s Success Personal?

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Learn this Magic Marketing Formula from these 3 (short) TED Talks!

Learn this Magic Marketing Formula from these 3 (short) TED Talks!

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Use this Forgotten “Cold War Strategy” in Your Business Today!

Use this Forgotten "Cold War Strategy" in Your Business Today!

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Franchise Success Tips – The Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship

Franchise Success Tips – The Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship

Whether you are a successful business owner and you wish to expand using a franchise model, or if yo[...]


Viola Desmond Day & Employer tips on Holiday Pay..

Viola Desmond Day & Employer tips on Holiday Pay..

We have a new holiday in Nova Scotia which falls on the 3rd Monday of February each year. As outline[...]


Limited Partnerships – statute based limited liability without incorporation

Limited Partnerships - statute based limited liability without incorporation

The Limited Partnership ("LP") Introduction:  Previous articles discussed characteristics of sole p[...]


Moving Forward: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Ruling on Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia

Moving Forward: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Ruling on Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia

  On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its ruling on Tsilhqot’in Nation v Br[...]


Steps in an Asset Purchase Transaction

Steps in an Asset Purchase Transaction

What happens in an asset purchase transaction? As discussed in other posts, there are differences b[...]


The Business Corporation – Limited liability and the corporate entity

The Business Corporation – Limited liability and the corporate entity

The Business Corporation: Limited liability and the corporate entity by: Garnet Brooks What is[...]


7 Great Reasons to Incorporate a Business

7 Great Reasons to Incorporate a Business

By: Garnet E. Brooks, Halifax Business Lawyer, Halifax Corporate Lawyer This article is part of a s[...]


Does Your Mission Statement Inspire your Staff to Take your Business’s Success Personal?

Does Your Mission Statement Inspire your Staff to Take your Business’s Success Personal?

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Kids, Future Entrepreneurs? How to tell…

Kids, Future Entrepreneurs? How to tell...

FUTURE ENTREPRENEURS... Check the link below.  You'll find an interesting article by Drew Hendricks [...]


Viola Desmond Day & Employer tips on Holiday Pay..

Viola Desmond Day & Employer tips on Holiday Pay..

We have a new holiday in Nova Scotia which falls on the 3rd Monday of February each year. As outline[...]


Aboriginal Business Law – Sole Proprietorship (Aboriginal Considerations)

Aboriginal Business Law - Sole Proprietorship (Aboriginal Considerations)

Aboriginal Business - Sole Proprietorship (Aboriginal Considerations) With Aboriginal entrepreneurs[...]


What new entrepreneurs need to know about a business partnership

What new entrepreneurs need to know about a business partnership

Partnerships - The General Partnership Entrepreneurs often get involved in business projects toge[...]


Franchise Success Tips – The Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship

Franchise Success Tips – The Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship

Whether you are a successful business owner and you wish to expand using a franchise model, or if yo[...]


Setting up a Sole Proprietorship – Structuring Your New Business

Setting up a Sole Proprietorship - Structuring Your New Business

The Sole Proprietorship Sole Proprietorships in Nova Scotia by Garnet Brooks, Business lawyer [...]


Limited Liability Partnerships (“LLP”) – a twist on the general partnership

Limited Liability Partnerships ("LLP") - a twist on the general partnership

Limited Liability Partnerships (“LLP”) A limited liability partnership (“LLP”) is very similar to a[...]


Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make: the Danger of not Registering a Corporation or Business Name

Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make: the Danger of not Registering a Corporation or Business Name

By Garnet Brooks, Business Lawyer In a previous article on sole proprietorship, I described that [...]


How to tell if you are an Entrepreneur…

How to tell if you are an Entrepreneur...

I like to review and post articles I am interested in, as this usually means readers of Entrepreneur[...]


Aboriginal Entrepreneur Law – Business Partnerships

Aboriginal Entrepreneur Law – Business Partnerships

Aboriginal Entrepreneur Law – Business Partnerships By Garnet Brooks As Aboriginal entrepreneurs[...]


Stop, drop and do a Section 85 Rollover: Canadian Entrepreneurs listen up when incorporating a sole proprietorship!

Stop, drop and do a Section 85 Rollover: Canadian Entrepreneurs listen up when incorporating a sole proprietorship!

  Section 85 Rollover: What is it? In the Sole Proprietorship article, a Section 85 Rollover [...]


Loan Security:  How a common practice by lenders could inadvertently void a guarantee

Loan Security: How a common practice by lenders could inadvertently void a guarantee

Loan Security:  How a common practice by lenders could inadvertently void a guarantee By Garnet B[...]


Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make – Get it in Writing!

Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make – Get it in Writing!

Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make – Get it in Writing! “This case is yet another example of the all[...]


How a Shareholders Agreement can help a small business weather an early shareholder dispute

How a Shareholders Agreement can help a small business weather an early shareholder dispute

How a Shareholders Agreement can keep an Infant small business alive -          By Garnet Brooks,[...]


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Aboriginal Entrepreneur Law - The Limited Partnership ("LP")

Aboriginal Entrepreneur Law - The Limited Partnership ("LP") by: Garnet Brooks (As featured in t[...]


I want to Purchase a Business.  … Where do I start?

I want to Purchase a Business. ... Where do I start?

How to Purchase a Business? Assets or Shares The Difference between purchasing Assets and Shares: W[...]


Use this Forgotten “Cold War Strategy” in Your Business Today!

Use this Forgotten "Cold War Strategy" in Your Business Today!

By: Garnet Brooks, Halifax Business Lawyer Marketing Fails - We've all seen them on TV, blogs and[...]


Learn this Magic Marketing Formula from these 3 (short) TED Talks!

Learn this Magic Marketing Formula from these 3 (short) TED Talks!

Learn this Magic Marketing Formula from these 3 (short) TED Talks! By: Garnet Brooks, Halifax B[...]


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Utilizing Mobile Electronic Payment Services: A Double-Edged Sword

Utilizing Mobile Electronic Payment Services: A Double-Edged Sword With high merchant fees associat[...]


Two new proposed prospectus Crowdfunding exemptions – Securities Commission

Two new proposed prospectus Crowdfunding exemptions - Securities Commission

Below is a link to the proposed Crowdfunding Exemption and the Startup exemption. These exemptions a[...]


What is a “Shotgun” clause, and how does it work?

What is a “Shotgun” clause, and how does it work?

- By Garnet Brooks, Business Lawyer It’s quite common, unfortunately, for new small business entr[...]


How not to be a Spammer under Canada’s new Anti-Spam Law (CASL)

How not to be a Spammer under Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL)

Do you or your business you send email to Canadians? If so, you will want to learn more about Canada[...]


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