Category Archives: Business Law

  1. Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA)


    By: Gillian Thiel, Law Student June 30, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted many small businesses in BC. On April 24th, 2020, the Government of Canada announced a new program – the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA) – to provide financial assistance to small business tenants and their landlords suffering from the…

  2. Starting a Small Business

    Starting a new business is a very exhilarating time for a new business owner. The ship is now under your command and you are responsible for the voyage forward. However, almost instantly, it seems the business Gods are determined to humble you and mockingly reveal some of the flaws in your well thought out business…

  3. About Standard Residential Conveyances

    While clients frequently ask what we charge for a standard residential conveyance ($1,350 when acting for a buyer and $900 when acting for a vendor), rarely do they ask what a “standard” residential conveyance is and what legal services do we provide to complete a standard residential conveyance. For the more inquisitive minded clients, here…

  4. B.C. Legal Nuances – Potential Traps for Non-BC Lawyers

    As business operates more and more on the global stage, lawyers from other Canadian provinces and attorneys from the United States and countries around the world are more frequently advising their clients with respect to legal matters in British Columbia (BC specific law). Companies with in-house counsel, always under pressure to keep legal costs under…

  5. Stirling LLP’s Billing Practices

    We are a little more entrepreneurial than your standard law firm when it comes to billing arrangements. Unlike a number of firms, we typically do not charge clients for photocopies, printing documents, scanning documents, faxing documents, long distance telephone calls, postage, breathing oxygen in our office, etc. …