Legal Advice Every Startup Needs

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400 St Mary Ave

400 Saint Mary Avenue

Winnipeg, MB R3C 4K5


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Free Legal Workshop for Startups and New Small Businesses

If you are an entrepreneur or new small business owner in Manitoba, this workshop, and this firm is for you.

Taylor McCaffrey has been providing advice and solutions for Manitoba businesses for more than 50 years. We know the challenges new businesses face. We anticipate problems that may arise and help prevent them so your business can survive its startup phase and succeed.

New business owners sometimes have difficulties handling legal matters on their own. That can be costly in the end. Often, a simple solution to a potential legal problem already exists. When implemented early, it can save your business time and money.

Money is almost always tight for startups. We understand that. But we know you also want to build a solid foundation for your company. That’s why we offer legal advice for startups and new businesses for a fixed fee. We’ll meet with you to determine what services you need, then we’ll give you a quote on the cost for a bundle of legal services. You’ll be able to proceed confidently knowing exactly how much you’ll be spending.

Join us for networking and a casual discussion about legal issues for new businesses in the comfort of our Blackstone Lounge & Patio.

What we will cover:

  • Choosing a business structure, and tax savings for corporations

  • Pros and Cons of a sole proprietor vs corporation vs partnership

  • Importance of having written contracts with clients and suppliers

  • How to protect your confidential information and know-how

  • Protecting your IP – basic steps on registering a trademark

  • Things to watch out for when entering into a lease

  • Learn about Taylor McCaffrey’s fixed fee legal packages for startups

Legal services available to build your custom package that fits your budget and your business.

Primary startup services:

  • Guidance on business structure

  • Drafting corporate records

  • Preparing your minute book

  • Drafting of shareholders’ agreement to establish

  • the rights and obligations of each business owner

  • First-year annual maintenance of corporate records

  • Draft standard loan and security documents to help

  • secure the money you are investing in the business

  • Serve as your company’s registered once for one term year

  • Drafting of non-disclosure agreements

  • Develop potential solutions for you to meet your business goals

Intellectual Property & Privacy Services:

  • Strategic trademark consultation

  • Trademark searches and filing

  • Drafting of trademark use guidelines

  • Drafting of website terms and conditions

  • Drafting of privacy policy


  • Customary employment agreement

  • Non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreement

  • Customary offer letter

  • Customary employee handbook with employment policies relevant to your business

  • Employee training on policies

We believe that every new business deserves a solid foundation.

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Winnipeg, MB R3C 4K5


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