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Corporate Law Essentials – Organizing Your Start-Up & Planning for Your Success

June 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Starting up a new business is an exciting time for entrepreneurs, who dream of seeing their product go to market, but far too often overlook the structure through which that goal is to be achieved. This seminar offers an introductory overview of the basics of business organization, including:

1. Incorporation and Organizational Structure;
2. Unanimous Shareholders’ Agreements; and
3. Preparation for Your First Capital Raise.

Gowling WLG connects Hamilton to the world, and the world to Hamilton. As an international law firm with over 1,400 legal professionals in 19 offices around the world, the firm’s specialist teams collaborate across borders, service areas and sectors to help businesses succeed – no matter how challenging the circumstances.


Pam Vermeersch, Partner @Gowling WLG
Pam Vermeersch is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office who advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring, and franchising. Pam’s practice focuses on the complete life-cycle of a company, from formation and organizational work through equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, complex business combinations and the drafting and negotiation of various commercial agreements. Pam understands the challenges of establishing and conducting business in Canada and credits her success to her unwavering commitment to prompt, personable service and her ability to be flexible to match the job at hand.

Sacha Babic, Partner @Gowling WLG
Sacha Babic is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office. He acts for and advises private sector clients of all sizes – from startups to multinationals – in respect of all aspects of corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate organization & restructuring, private equity and financing.

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Aaron Goldstein, Associate @Gowling WLG
Aaron is a member of the firm’s Business Law Group. His practice focuses on general corporate law, private M&A, as well as asset-backed financing. As part of his practice, Aaron regularly acts for a wide array of clients ranging from large international banks to local start-ups. Aaron is a key leader in supporting the Hamilton office’s efforts in promoting economic development and technology commercialization in the region for, and on behalf of, key institutional clients including McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) and start-up and scale-up enterprises with particular emphasis on advanced manufacturing and other technology companies. Driven by positive client outcomes, Aaron is committed to building and developing mutually beneficial relationships between clients and accelerating the growth and success of those relationships through the services he provides.


About Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory is a non-profit business accelerator, serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011. Innovation Factory provides business services, training and mentorship to help entrepreneurs with advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information tech, life science and social innovations to bring their ideas to market, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.



June 19
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Innovation Factory