Creating Value, Solving Problems.
Business, Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Franchise Lawyers*
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AREAS OF PRACTICE
Technology Law | Startups | Capital Raise | Mergers and Acquisitions | Complex Reorganizations | Securities | Public and Private Companies | Digital Media, Entertainment and Sports Law | Franchise Law | Software Development | Licensing | Agriculture | Life Sciences | Telecommunications | Request for Proposals | Registered Trademark Agents | Out-Sourced In-House Counsel Program
With top-ranked lawyers, Whiteboard Law is a leading British Columbia corporate commercial business law firm with a client-centered, results-driven approach. We are known as a “go-to” law firm having developed a strong reputation serving the needs of our clients.
We like to refer to ourselves as an entrepreneurial law firm. This is a reflection of who we are and the spirit of our clients.
We act for a number of clients ranging from “early stage growth oriented companies” to “acquisition ready companies” that are raising money and doing deals. The spirit that binds us to our clients is our shared culture of enthusiasm, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Whiteboard Law counts itself among the few innovative firms providing clients with a focus on outcomes. We are committed to providing clients with practical business and legal advice of the highest calibre. Technology, expectations and demographics are changing the way we do business. We use leading, cutting edge, real-time cloud-based technology that allows us to be on the move, when and where you need us to be with full access to client files from any global location with internet access.
We offer a wide range of legal services for all sizes and stages of businesses. From incorporation and initial structuring to winding up or selling and all of the steps in between. Whiteboard Law has the knowledge and experience to deliver personalized results. We favour a proactive approach to business: proper planning and structure from inception can prevent costly “repairs” in the future.
We offer extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, fund creation, venture capital financing in a range of industries with a focus on emerging technology companies. Other areas of experience include complex corporate structuring, corporate finance, corporate governance and corporate strategy, setting up of Eligible Business Corporations and Venture Capital Corporations.
We advise and assist clients with business formation (BC Incorporations, Unlimited Liability Companies, Federal Incorporations, Extra-provincial Registrations, Cross-Border Registrations, Limited Partnerships, VCCs, Business Name Registrations), hardware and software licencing agreements, technology transfer, commercialization of technology, joint venture agreements, financing arrangements for debt and equity transactions.
Whiteboard Law was founded on the belief that there is a better way to deliver legal services.
Firm founder, Jim Mutter, created a firm that reflects a blend of his national law firm experience and his experience as a co-founder and executive of two start-up companies. He stripped down the traditional law firm practice model, refined it and bolstered the areas he knew would make the biggest impact with clients.
The result? A business law firm that’s different than most others. We hold a very entrepreneurial view – we want the same things as our clients: flexibility, convenience and efficiency. That’s why our focus is on creating value and solving problems for our clients.
And best of all – we’re virtual! The few firms that have adopted a virtual model all offer a lower pricing model and access to senior lawyers without pretension. We do that too, but we also provide additional value with our customized client service process.
A core focus of our client service process is that we provide our services where our clients want them – whether remotely from one of our many “offices” or onsite alongside the client team.
We also offer our In-House General Counsel Program as an extension of our clients’ teams.
Working With Whiteboard Law
Deciding whether you want to work with us starts with an initial call or meeting with one of our legal professionals. There, we'll get to know each other. You will have the opportunity to tell us about yourself, your business and your goals, and to learn about us and our experience and approach in working with our clients.
Because the advisor-client relationship is important to both of us, no one will be obliged to make any commitments during your initial meeting or call. You get to take the time to decide if Whiteboard is a good fit for you and your needs and we will consider whether your needs are compatible with our process.
If we both decide to work together, then we'll get you started with our onboarding process. Until that process is complete, you will not be a client of Whiteboard Law and no solicitor-client relationship will exist between us.
Understanding the Nature of Your Work
Every deal is unique but has as its foundation certain common and predictable elements. As the first step, we’ll send you a plain language summary of the work to be done, the roles and responsibilities of the various players in the deal and the key documents required. Our main objective at this stage is to demystify the deal process for you.
After you have had a chance to review and digest this information, we will connect with you to answer any questions that you might have and to give you the opportunity to tell us about the specific nature of your deal and what’s important to you. We will also provide you with an overview of the typical costs involved to complete that type of work. From there, we’ll work with you to allocate responsibilities for each part of the deal and start moving the deal forward.