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Why Your Business Needs Hogarth Hermiston Severs

Commercial law is concerned with the legalities of buying and selling goods and services. It encompasses many practice areas, including: contracts, taxation, real estate, and sales law.

Like any field of law, commercial law evolves in response to changes in society. Commercial law in particular has experienced rapid changes of late, due to new technologies.

E–commerce offers an entirely new way of buying and selling goods and services; the Internet itself presents many challenges in the areas of safeguarding trade-marks and intellectual property. Today, there is increased emphasis placed on secured credit in business transactions. On a global level, international trade agreements have affected the legalities surrounding the transport of goods across jurisdictions.

Jurisdictions significantly add to the complexity of commercial law—in Canada itself, the regulation of commercial transactions is handled by both federal and provincial governments.

Your legal team must be well versed in the laws of various jurisdictions, have knowledge of traditional ways of doing business, and be adaptable enough to understand new technologies and their impact on commerce.

Hogarth Hermiston Severs LLP has the experience to achieve your business goals, whether you are launching a new company, combining businesses, adding an e–commerce element to your business, or seeking redress for a business deal gone bad.

Areas of Practice in Business Law

We handle all aspects of business law, and we do so with the utmost in professionalism and an eye to managing costs for you. Here is a small sample of our areas of practice:
  • Incorporations and partnerships
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Intellectual property law, including e–commerce, privacy issues, domain names, software-related transactions, regulatory compliance, copyright, patents and trade-marks
  • Commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration
  • Entertainment law
  • Franchising, including international franchising
  • Contracts, including employment, consulting and confidentiality agreements
  • International trade, including export controls, trade restrictions, and joint ventures
For further information, we invite you to consult Our Team page to view a list of specialties.