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Toronto Business Lawyers Advising Clients on Corporate Governance

Corporate governance maintains a corporation’s accountability and ensures it conducts itself fairly and openly in its operations. Effective corporate governance generally falls on the company’s board of directors who work to ensure a corporation’s executives and leaders manage the business effectively and act in the best interests of all relevant stakeholders (including shareholders, employees, customers, creditors, etc.).

Corporate governance is rarely straightforward. In addition to their own internal corporate governance frameworks, companies must comply with external laws, regulations, and oversight.  Fulfilling these obligations, and those owing to stakeholders, generally raises questions on both day-to-day matters, as well as larger problems or crises.

At Baker & Company we regularly advise board members, as well as management, directors, and corporate stakeholders on corporate governance matters.  We have advised the boards of businesses of all sizes and across all sectors, and have helped them manage risk, meet their obligations, maintain accountability, and ensure the business is operating successfully.

Why Baker & Company? 

At Baker & Company we are known for being the firm that handles the “complicated stuff”. We regularly help our corporate clients through their most thorny and muddled corporate governance issues.

We are both everyday trusted advisors and problem solvers. As advisors, we steer our clients through governance issues and questions that may arise on a day-to-day basis. We provide guidance and advice intended to anticipate potential complications and address matters proactively before they escalate into major issues. As problem solvers, we respond quickly and efficiently where a serious concern presents itself and where litigation or other legal intervention is required.

Specialists in Corporate and Commercial Law 

Our very own Mark G. Baker, LL.M. (Cornell) is the founder of Baker & Company and is certified as a Specialist in Corporate and Commercial Law by the Law Society of Ontario.

Our Corporate Governance Advisory Services 

At Baker & Company our business lawyers regularly advise clients on a wide range of corporate governance matters, including:

  • Board structure and composition, including diversity on boards;
  • Board performance audits;
  • Executive compensation;
  • Executive and director succession planning;
  • Public disclosure compliance;
  • Shareholder governance proposals;
  • Risk governance; and
  • Tax compliance.

We also advise on the management of disputes and crises, including:

  • Conflicts of interest;
  • Contested takeovers;
  • Investigations, inquiries, and audits;
  • Proxy contests; and
  • Shareholder disputes.

Contact Baker & Company for Guidance on Corporate Governance and Corporate Disputes 

At Baker & Company, our corporate governance advisory practice is built for today’s business environment. We provide responsive, strategic, and pragmatic business and legal solutions to our corporate clients, in an easily accessible location, ensuring our clients’ needs are met conveniently, efficiently, and with minimum disruption.  To hear more about how we can help, call us at 416-777-0100 or contact us online.

 

 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5H 3P5

Phone: 416-777-0100
Fax: 416-366-3992
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