Business Basics 2013


Course Date: October 3, 2013

Total: 5h 9min

Welcome and Introduction

David A. Allard — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. Jennings — Irwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Planning, Organizing, and Operating a Business

  • fact pattern
  • creating and setting up a business
  • initial operating tips

David A. Allard — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. Jennings — Irwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Buying and Selling a Business

  • asset purchase deals
  • share purchase deals
  • role of the lawyer

Michael J. Posnikoff — Bull, Housser and Tupper LLP, Vancouver

Discussion Panel

David A. Allard — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. Jennings — Irwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Questions

Networking Break

Tax Issues

  • taxation of different business organizations
  • advantages and disadvantages of different business structures
  • the transfer of business assets
  • tax red flags
  • when to ask for expert tax advice

Richard B. Wong — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver

Discussion Panel

David A. Allard — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. Jennings — Irwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Questions

Short Networking Lunch (provided)

Corporate Governance

  • what you need to watch for
  • private company focus
  • advising boards
  • shareholders' agreements and governance

Stephen D. Holmes — Holmes & Company, Vancouver

Discussion Panel

David A. Allard — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. Jennings — Irwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Questions

Intellectual Property

  • identifying IP
  • avoiding IP pitfalls

David H. Takagawa — Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP, Vancouver

Discussion Panel

David A. Allard — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. Jennings — Irwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Questions

Networking Break

Employment

  • employment contracts
  • wrongful dismissal
  • constructive dismissal
  • how to fire somebody
  • other human resources issues

Melanie C. Samuels — Singleton Urquhart LLP, Vancouver

Discussion Panel

David A. Allard — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. Jennings — Irwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Questions

Closing Questions and Comments