Purchase & Sale


Our business law firm has years of experience handling mergers and acquisitions of small, medium and large businesses in Montreal and the surrounding regions. With expertise that combines both legal knowledge and business acumen, our business lawyer will help you to meet your business and commercial goals. Our strong reputation in Montreal has been built on helping our clients succeed in business transactions relating to mergers and acquisitions while keeping their costs down. With every deal, our goal is to be both a legal advisor and a trusted business partner so that your business interests are put first.

Whether you are planning to buy a new business, sell an existing business, work out a shareholder’s agreement or plan the succession of an existing family business, Allen Madelin business lawyers are general business law experts that you can trust to handle your transaction with efficiency and under reasonable fee arrangements.

Contact us today for all of your corporate and commercial law firm needs in Montreal and Quebec. Our business lawyer is always available to provide you with the guidance you need to meet your business goals in the most efficient way possible.


Whether your business is worth $100,000 or $100,000,000, selling it can be a complex task nonetheless. We will work with your accountants to examine the company’s strengths and weaknesses, and where appropriate, recommend operational revisions or restructuring to maximize value.

When it’s time to sell, we will assist you in understanding what ultimately determines the sale price, in creating a plan for the sale, regulatory approvals, and draft non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, and the agreement of purchase and sale.


Thinking of purchasing a business in Montreal? Do you want to buy-out an existing business partner’s shares? Are you unsure of the taxes you will pay on a given transaction, or whether capital gains will be considered?

Our business lawyer is experienced with private equity investing, and has the skills needed to help find potential merger and acquisition targets, secure funding, and assist in finance negotiations with banks and other lenders. We have extensive experience drafting and amending contracts, shareholder agreements, and more. We understand what you need in order to make an informed and confident decision about a potential purchase. We will work diligently and efficiently to ensure that your legal costs are affordable and effective.

We can help you at each of the stages of the purchase and sale of a business or other assets: from the drafting and signing of a letter of intent through the due diligence, the negotiation of the purchase and sale agreement, mortgages or liens, and up to the closing and the post-closing of transaction, in collaboration with other professionals, including accountants.

The legal aspects are essential during these operations of sale or purchase of a business. The use of the services of a lawyer is essential to choose the form of company most suited to your projects and your situation: corporation (under the Quebec Business Corporations Act, the Canada Business Corporations Act, or the law of another jurisdiction), sole proprietorship, partnership or limited partnership, cooperative, not-for-profit organization (NPO), etc.

Our firm provides the knowledge and business savvy of an experienced senior legal team at a fraction of the cost of a large firm. Choose Allen Madelin Montreal merger & acquisition lawyers for your business law needs. Relying on the legal advice and services of a qualified lawyer is essential to help decode the regulations, defend your rights, help you find the solutions most adapted to your needs.