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Complete legal services for business and not-for-profit clients

A diverse roster of business and non-profit clients operating in a wide range sectors clients rely on Sharek Logan & van Leenen LLP for the ongoing legal support, including civil litigation, every organization needs to grow and prosper.  

This means we can be of assistance for almost any organization operating in real estate, manufacturing, hospitality, wholesale and retail, financial services, construction and technology. That includes entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses, widely held corporations, governments, municipalities, school boards, reciprocal insurance exchanges, and non-profit associations and corporations.   "We want all our clients to have that added measure of confidence that comes with knowing that their legal matters are being handled by a law firm that understands business," says David van Leenen of Sharek Logan & van Leenen LLP.

Business Formation

We offer sound advice on establishing business ventures in a variety of forms, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited partnerships, trusts, for-profit corporations, not-for-profit corporations and joint ventures. We can act as your registered office (or registered attorney for extra-provincial corporations) and attend to all corporate filings on your behalf in any jurisdiction in Canada.

Corporate Finance

Our lawyers can assist your business in raising investment capital through various financing arrangements under the prospectus-filing exemptions available to businesses in Canada. We can also attend to regulatory filings associated with the use of these exemptions. 

For example, we have experience in many different corporate financing transactions including transactions under:

  • shareholders' advances and loans
  • National Instrument 45-106 prospectus exemptions including, Offering Memorandum, Friends family and Business Associates, Accredited Investors, Minimum Investment Amounts etc.
  • Secured and unsecured debt financing
  • Syndicated debt and equity financing through syndicated mortgages, limited partnerships Units, etc.

Corporate Governance

Sharek Logan & van Leenen LLP can advise your business on all aspects of corporate governance, including statutory requirements for directors and their legal and fiduciary obligations. We can assist with the preparation of corporate bylaws and with unanimous shareholder agreements, commonly used by closely held corporations.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Whether your business is expanding or consolidating, we can offer legal services to support transactions ranging from share purchases and sales to the disposition or purchase of assets.

Real Estate Financing

Ask about our full range of legal services for real estate developers, including land acquisition, subdivision and development matters, mezzanine financing, construction financing, mortgage syndication, condominium registration and subsequent sales of developed property.

Contract Drafting & Analysis

Developing or reviewing a contract?  Ask us to explain your legal obligations and offer suggestions on how to protect and advance your interests. 

For more information on our Business Law services, please refer to our Business Law FAQs or contact us online

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Sharek Logan & van Leenen LLP Business Law Legal Team

Edmonton lawyer David van Leenen, a Managing Partner with the law firm Sharek & Co, where he specializes in legal services for the real estate and construction industry, representing both buyers and sellers.

David van Leenen

Managing Partner

Corporate and commercial lawyer Ian D. Logan, a solicitor in the Edmonton law firm, where he offers legal services for bankruptcy and insolvency, secured and unsecured debt collection, commercial and residential real estate, commercial transactions and corporate law

Ian D. Logan


David Archibold, a lawyer in the Edmonton law offices of Sharek & Co. where he handles corporate and commercial law, creditors rights, and commercial contractual dispute litigation, including creditors rights and recovery, and real estate and construction litigation.

David Archibold


photo of Jim Di Pinto, Edmonton lawyer with Sharek Logan & van Leenen

Genuino (Jim) Di Pinto


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