Entertainment Industry creators, producers, developers, publishers, exhibitors, and those working with them or for them, all need an effective business structure. Whether you are operating as a sole proprietor, a partnership, a joint venture or a corporation, our lawyers and Corporate Services team are here to help you establish and maintain an appropriate business structure for your creative business.
At Edwards Creative Law, we are both lawyers and business owners, with years of experience in helping clients manage their business structures and corporate affairs. Check out our business and corporate services and let us help you address your business needs.
Entertainment is a creative business. An appropriate and well-maintained business structure is critical – to facilitate collaboration, allocate benefits as well as responsibilities, protect against business risks and ensure tax efficiency.
Our lawyers are experienced in advising our clients on an appropriate business structure for their circumstances – from sole proprietors to corporations, from partnerships to joint-ventures. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each, then establish, register, and maintain your choice of business structure – clearing and registering your business name, partnership and joint venture agreements, incorporation, corporate changes, purchase or sale transactions, reorganizations, and annual corporate maintenance.
We advise on the pros and cons of incorporation, share structure, officers and directors. We incorporate, prepare opening resolutions, issue shares and complete the required government filings.
An agreement between shareholders to govern their relationships with each other, management of the corporation and dealings with third parties.
A corporation comes with regular maintenance obligations, particularly to shareholders and government bodies. We help clients meet these requirements.
As our clients’ businesses grow, their corporate structures may need to adapt – to be restructured or reorganized, or to add or remove shareholders, directors or officers.
Agreements to invest in, purchase or sell a business.
Single-Purpose Production Companies, for use on specific projects, are typically wound down at the end of the project by amalgamation or dissolution of the SPPC.
Transferring assets to or between corporations may create tax consequences – good or bad. We prepare the transfer agreement and corporate structure based on your circumstances and the advice of your tax advisor.
Collaboration can take many forms, other than corporate. We advise on and create partnership, joint venture, co-production and similar agreements.
“Byron and his team are the best! He has guided me through the first couple of years of owning my production company and he is the first person I contact when I have a question about making sure my company is protected and has the best legal resources available.”
“A genuine, creative, talented team that is responsive, and truly gets the entrepreneur’s journey. A voice of calm reason and inspiration whenever it’s needed, on top of a breadth of experience. You can’t ask for better representation for any creative endeavour.”
“Byron is very responsive and always on time despite our super fast deadlines. Will be using their services for years to come :)”
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