Our Corporate & Commercial team provides strategic legal advice and guidance to a number of public and private entities. We offer an experienced team of lawyers to ensure that each client’s requirements are staffed to an appropriate standard of care and diligence. Our commercial business sense enables us to provide practical advice in an ever-changing, fast-paced business world. We offer services in the following areas:
- Business Incorporation and Organization
- Commercial Land Development
- Commercial Leasing
- Condominium Governance
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Reorganizations
- Joint Ventures
- Negotiating and assisting with the purchase and/or sale of your business
- Public and private lending
- Unanimous Shareholders’ Agreements
Many of our corporate and commercial law services are based on flat-fee billing, allowing you to know exactly what you pay. For more information on our Corporate/Commercial practice area or to speak with us regarding any of your needs, please contact any of the Corporate/Commercial contacts listed below.
We can assist you with all aspects of ESTATE PLANNING, including:
- Preparation of your Will
- Preparation of an Enduring Power of Attorney
- Preparation of a Personal Directive
We can assist you with all aspects of ESTATE ADMINISTRATION including
- Assistance with application for a grant of Probate or a grant of Administration;
- Advice and assistance regarding claims by, or against, an estate and estate litigation
- Advice on beneficiary rights
It is difficult to emphasize the importance of having a current will to ensure your wishes are followed and to avoid the application of Alberta legislation to your personal situation. Without a will, Alberta Law may direct who will administer your estate, and how your estate will be divided. Further, the application of Alberta Law may result in increased legal costs and lead to significant turmoil in your family and may cause a result which is much different than you and your family may want.
We urge you to give yourself the peace of mind and security in knowing that your estate plan is in good order, and that you have made the effort to preserve and protect your assets and to provide for your loved ones.
We can also assist with all aspects of Estate Planning and the preparation of other documents such as Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives. We can discuss incorporation or family trusts in situations where there may be some tax advantage. Our experienced team of lawyers and legal assistants can also work with personal representatives, executors, trustees and the families involved. For assistance on all Wills & Estates and related issues, please contact Randy Hobbs.
Buying or selling your property? Our Real Estate Department represents clients for the Purchase and Sale of Real Estate residential and commercial properties including new land developments. Our Real Estate lawyers and staff at Shourie Bhatia LLP pride themselves on providing exceptional and expedient service to all our clients. If you are a New Home Builder our expertise can assist you with all legal aspects of a residential new home construction, including financing your project.
To inquire about our Real Estate services and fees, please contact one of the following lawyers:
For Commercial Real Estate and New Home Construction:
For Residential Real Estate:
Our team of litigators at Shourie Bhatia LLP has experience representing clients in conducting high stakes negotiation and attending mediations, arbitrations, tribunals, the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. Our litigation team can assist you with the following matters:
- Commercial and contractual disputes
- Construction litigation and builders’ lien matters
- Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
- Employment law including wrongful dismissal
- Debt collection
- Judgment Enforcement
- Wills & estates litigation
Litigation is often an unfamiliar and intimidating situation for even the most sophisticated of clients. At Shourie Bhatia LLP, our skilled and experienced litigation team will guide you through the litigation process and strive to develop creative and practical solutions for your litigation needs. Whether you are looking to sue or being sued, our litigation team at Shourie Bhatia LLP is here to help.
For assistance with litigation, please contact a member of our litigation team.
Separation and divorce are unique among all legal actions in that they are almost always accompanied by the most intense and intimate emotions. When these factors are not dealt with in the divorce process, or when these factors are made worse by the divorce process, the resulting complications will come back time and again – bitter acrimony around parenting arrangements, child support and spousal support to name a few. Our family law lawyers at Shourie Bhatia LLP will work with you to get the best results for your unique situation.
Collaborative Family Law – Divorce Without Court
Separation and divorce does not have to be a war. Collaborative Divorce works to minimize the pain through a respectful family focused process. We work with other Registered Collaborative Professionals and use efficient problem-solving methods to resolve even the most complex issues. We work to keep the decisions about your business, assets and children in your hands – not the courts.
Contested Family Law – Going to Court
Not every divorce situation is right for the collaborative process. Unlike the collaborative process, the decisions about your matrimonial property (business, home and assets) and children will be made by a Judge. In the contested process, it is important that you have skilled legal counsel who can not only explain the law to you, but also convince the judge to do what is best for you and your family.
Pre-Nuptial Agreements/Cohabitation Agreements
If you have been divorces before and want to ensure that you will keep what you have before entering a new relationship; or maybe you just want certainty about how your property will be divided in the event of a divorce or separation we can help you with an arrangement to meet your needs.
Nuptial Agreements/Estate Planning
For high net worth individuals let us show you how a properly crafted gifting arrangement or Nuptial Agreement can minimize the risk that part of your gift or bequest to your family member ends up in the hands of their spouse in the event of a divorce.
If you are interested in the Collaborative Process, please contact Jack Hauptman
If you are interested in the Contested Process, please contact Michael A. Murray