What we do for our Business law clients We are skilled at everything from preparing documents and contracts, to providing routine corporate and compliance services and advising on corporate governance issues (including officer and director liability and shareholder agreements). Areas of focus Our experience includes: mergers, acquisitions and business combinations establishing new businesses and franchises business sales and acquisitions capital markets (private and public) and debt and equity financing assessing, evaluating and maintaining or reorganization of company organization and tax structures negotiating and drafting commercial leases and agreements asset leasing, financing acquisitions and dispositions business capital and investment arrangements drafting licensing, distribution and service agreements drafting and reviewing employment agreements (including confidentiality agreements) and collective agreements labour and employment advice business financing and lending arrangements negotiating and drafting construction contracts and real estate agreements securing and defending intellectual property rights Industries we work with We work with clients in a broad range of industries, including: mining oil and gas media manufacturing retail distribution pharmaceuticals transportation advanced technology aviation professional and amateur sports franchising financial services securities real estate Our current client base includes Albertan, Canadian and multinational corporations as well as owner-managed businesses. How we work with our clients Parlee McLaws is a large Alberta-based law firm with professional service alliances and contacts outside Alberta and Canada. We offer a regional insight and perspective that can help regional, national and international clients navigate legal and regulatory requirements and maximize opportunities. Our highly skilled paralegals and experienced administrative support team expedites various legal transactions, ensuring we respect both your time and resources. We are also home to one of Western Canada’s largest and most experienced intellectual property (IP) groups, who can help businesses secure, protect and advance their innovation and ideas. We take pride in being responsive and in delivering practical, pragmatic legal solutions that help advance your business goals. Whether we’re working behind the scenes preparing documentation, on the phone offering advice, or at the boardroom table helping you negotiate important deals, we’re part of your business team.