Start your business off on the right foot in Canada

Do you have a great business idea, but you are unsure of the steps in starting a business with the best chance of success? Should you incorporate your business? There are many possible corporate structures, but which is right for you? What are the legal considerations when starting a business?

Do you want to know where and how to get financing you need to start and run your business? Approaching a bank can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. Often people approach a bank without any idea of what lending services are available and what the bank is looking for from the applicant.

We have proudly invited Jack Tannerya, a partner from Miller Thomson LLP and Cynthia Yu, Commercial Account Manager of BMO LLP to share with us their expertise and experience.

This seminar will present the following information::

(1) Choosing best legal structure for your business

(2) Incorporation process

(3) Legal considerations when starting a business: liability issues, responsibilities of different roles, share capital, shareholder agreement and partnership agreement

(4) Options of financing your business

(5) How do the loans work including what documents and information are required and how to review the requirements to qualify for small-medium business financing.

(6) Understanding credit and other banking issues

Date, time and agenda:

April 13, 2013 Saturday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

1:00PM to 1:30PM– Registration

1:30PM to 2:30PM– Theme Presentation I: Legal Considerations when starting a Business in Canada

Jack Tannerya, Partner in the Business Law and Capital Markets and Securities Groups of Miller Thomson’s Toronto office.

2:40PM to 3:20PM– Theme Presentation II: Financing opportunities for your business
Cynthia Yu, Commercial Account Manager, BMO Multicultural Markets Team

3:30PM to 4:00PM – Networking

Venue:

North York Central Library, Central – Room 1

5120 Yonge St, Toronto,

ON M2N 5N9

Theme Speakers:

Jack Tannerya

Partner in the Business Law and Capital Markets and Securities Groups of Miller Thomson’s Toronto office

Jack’s corporate and business law practice involves advising both public and private entities in a broad range of industries. Jack’s business law practice focuses primarily on corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations. In addition to assisting Canadian clients, Jack frequently works with both in-house and U.S. counsel in cross-border transactions. Jack’s securities laws practice involves ongoing advice to certain TSX listed issuers and guiding his clients with the initial public offering and TSX listing process. Jack’s clients also seek his counsel with respect to general ongoing corporate advice and structuring commercial agreements including shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, employee stock option plans, distribution agreements and licensing agreements. Jack has also represented both corporations/issuers and investor groups such as private equity firms in private placements and debt and equity financings. Clients often select Jack as their counsel because he understands the business and entrepreneur mindset and objectives and he favours a practical, cost sensitive and problem solving approach when dealing with his clients’ legal issues.

As many of Jack’s clients have focused their efforts on building their businesses as opposed to actively preparing to sell them, they often look to Jack to form and lead a professional team to guide them through the entire sale process involving everything from arranging for a business valuation and engaging a financial advisor to advising on and taking care of the client’s wealth management needs following the disposition of the client’s business.

Cynthia Yu

Commercial Account Manager, BMO Multicultural Markets Team

Cynthia Yu has been with BMO Bank of Montreal for over 12 years with various commercial and personal banking experiences. Her current team focuses on Minority/New Canadian markets where her role involves primarily working within the Chinese community. Previously she worked as a private banker for high net worth Chinese immigrants. Cynthia also spent 6 years in BMO Corporate Finance group focusing on mid-large corporations with loans over $10 million and Asset Based Lending group for special loans with strong collaterals from Accounts Receivables and Inventories.

Cynthia holds a Master degree in Economics and both CGA and CFA designation.

Language: English

CPD Credit/Hour: 1.5hours

Fees: CDN$10/each guest (non-CCPAA Member) participant, CCPAA member free.

Seat limitation and enrolment:

Max limit of space: 60 persons. R.V.S.P. but no later than April 11, 2013 (Thursday) to onconference@ccpaa.ca. Visit www.ccpaa.ca to get more information. Please call us at 416-662-9889 if you have any question.

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