Areas of practice

1

Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

Commercial litigation


The litigation group at Flak Law specializes in providing support to businesses of all sizes. We deal with matters ranging from commercial contract disputes to shareholder and partnership issues. Our approach involves utilizing alternative dispute resolution vehicles such as mediation and arbitration where appropriate, and using courtroom advocacy only as a last resort. Flak Law has extensive experience, and success, in courtroom advocacy. As each matter is different, Flak Law's client-centred approach helps us find the right path for your success.




Estates Litigation


Our founder, Edwin Flak, developed new and creative estate-planning techniques using current case law. We take care to consider a client's testamentary and other capacities in the drafting of legal documents that distribute wealth after death. Flak Law practices the Golden Rule to protect a client's wishes from unwanted posthumous challenges. In case of estate litigation, Flak Law utilizes professionals from relevant disciplines to form a winning team.




Family and Matrimonial Litigation


Flak Law has vast experience in resolving complex, high value matrimonial litigations, custody and access disputes, as well as low conflict divorce and mediation proceedings. We tailor our services to your needs and desired outcomes. We will provide the most cost-effective. time-efficient. and results-based advocacy - on your direction. In the event that all low-conflict options are exhausted, we are prepared to take your matter to court to end the conflict as expediently and effectively as possible.





2

Corporate and Fiduciary services

Corporate Governance


Corporate governance is a set of rules, practices and processes that ensure that a corporation conducts its businesses fairly, accountably and openly. It also includes the processes through which the corporation sets up and pursues its objectives within the context of its social, regulatory, and market environment. Corporate governance falls under the duties of a company's Board of Directors, or its Sole Director; whichever the case may be. It is a fiduciary duty of the Director or each of the directors, and cannot be neglected. Corporate directors bear liability pursuant to applicable provincial laws. We will review all of your corporate governance documents, policies, and practices, and draft and guide you through the governance documents based on the needs of your organization. We will conduct periodic reviews and updates of your corporate governance documents to help keep your company on track.




Corporate Secretary Services


A Corporate Secretary is an officer of a corporation that plays a key role in the administration of the affairs of any business or not-for-profit organization. Although the role of a Corporate Secretary is commonly neglected. the duties of the Corporate Secretary are very important. Usually, they include the implementation of the Board of Directors' decisions; acting as an adviser to the company's directors; administering mandatory corporate filings; handling the company's shares transactions; arranging dividend payments; observing all legal requirements; liaising with auditors, lawyers, tax advisers, bankers and other stakeholders; attending and taking minutes of directors· and shareholders' meetings. Corporate Secretaries are subject to the same duty of care and fiduciary duty as Directors. We can provide exceptional. customized, Corporate Secretary services that help our clients manage and mitigate risks of corporate non-compliance; administer a company efficiently; comply with statutory and regulatory requirements and implement decisions of the Board of Directors.




Fiduciary Services


All lawyers are fiduciaries to their clients. Lawyers are held to the highest fiduciary standards because of their office, and strict regulatory oversight by provincial law societies. Flak Law can provide you with sophisticated, tailored services as trustees, executors, personal administrators, protectors, and agents in the areas that include property management, asset administration and protection, and personal and family affairs.




Regulatory Compliance


Corporate regulations are continuously increasing, and organizations are forced to adopt various compliance controls to ensure that they obey all regulatory and legal requirements concerning management, labor, consumer relations, licensing, and other matters. Flak Law provides regulatory compliance services that will help your organization avoid sanctions from governmental and regulatory bodies to maintain or improve your organization's reputation and productivity.




Due Diligence


Due diligence is the process of collecting, understanding and assessing all the potential legal risks in a merger and acquisitions process. We provide thorough, professional due diligence services for corporate mergers and acquisitions, as well as for general shareholders' meetings, stakeholders' enquiries, joint ventures, tenders, financing and angel investments.





3

Commercial Law

Corporate Governance


Corporate governance is a set of rules, practices and processes that ensure that a corporation conducts its businesses fairly, accountably and openly. It also includes the processes through which the corporation sets up and pursues its objectives within the context of its social, regulatory, and market environment. Corporate governance falls under the duties of a company's Board of Directors, or its Sole Director; whichever the case may be. It is a fiduciary duty of the Director or each of the directors, and cannot be neglected. Corporate directors bear liability pursuant to applicable provincial laws. We will review all of your corporate governance documents, policies, and practices, and draft and guide you through the governance documents based on the needs of your organization. We will conduct periodic reviews and updates of your corporate governance documents to help keep your company on track.




Corporate Secretary Services


A Corporate Secretary is an officer of a corporation that plays a key role in the administration of the affairs of any business or not-for-profit organization. Although the role of a Corporate Secretary is commonly neglected. the duties of the Corporate Secretary are very important. Usually, they include the implementation of the Board of Directors' decisions; acting as an adviser to the company's directors; administering mandatory corporate filings; handling the company's shares transactions; arranging dividend payments; observing all legal requirements; liaising with auditors, lawyers, tax advisers, bankers and other stakeholders; attending and taking minutes of directors· and shareholders' meetings. Corporate Secretaries are subject to the same duty of care and fiduciary duty as Directors. We can provide exceptional. customized, Corporate Secretary services that help our clients manage and mitigate risks of corporate non-compliance; administer a company efficiently; comply with statutory and regulatory requirements and implement decisions of the Board of Directors.




Fiduciary Services


All lawyers are fiduciaries to their clients. Lawyers are held to the highest fiduciary standards because of their office, and strict regulatory oversight by provincial law societies. Flak Law can provide you with sophisticated, tailored services as trustees, executors, personal administrators, protectors, and agents in the areas that include property management, asset administration and protection, and personal and family affairs.




Regulatory Compliance


Corporate regulations are continuously increasing, and organizations are forced to adopt various compliance controls to ensure that they obey all regulatory and legal requirements concerning management, labor, consumer relations, licensing, and other matters. Flak Law provides regulatory compliance services that will help your organization avoid sanctions from governmental and regulatory bodies to maintain or improve your organization's reputation and productivity.




Due Diligence


Due diligence is the process of collecting, understanding and assessing all the potential legal risks in a merger and acquisitions process. We provide thorough, professional due diligence services for corporate mergers and acquisitions, as well as for general shareholders' meetings, stakeholders' enquiries, joint ventures, tenders, financing and angel investments.





4

Trusts, Wills and Estates

Commercial litigation


The litigation group at Flak Law specializes in providing support to businesses of all sizes. We deal with matters ranging from commercial contract disputes to shareholder and partnership issues. Our approach involves utilizing alternative dispute resolution vehicles such as mediation and arbitration where appropriate, and using courtroom advocacy only as a last resort. Flak Law has extensive experience, and success, in courtroom advocacy. As each matter is different, Flak Law's client-centred approach helps us find the right path for your success.




Estates Litigation


Our founder, Edwin Flak, developed new and creative estate-planning techniques using current case law. We take care to consider a client's testamentary and other capacities in the drafting of legal documents that distribute wealth after death. Flak Law practices the Golden Rule to protect a client's wishes from unwanted posthumous challenges. In case of estate litigation, Flak Law utilizes professionals from relevant disciplines to form a winning team.




Family and Matrimonial Litigation


Flak Law has vast experience in resolving complex, high value matrimonial litigations, custody and access disputes, as well as low conflict divorce and mediation proceedings. We tailor our services to your needs and desired outcomes. We will provide the most cost-effective. time-efficient. and results-based advocacy - on your direction. In the event that all low-conflict options are exhausted, we are prepared to take your matter to court to end the conflict as expediently and effectively as possible.





FLAK LAW

27 Prince Arthur Avenue,
Toronto, ON M5R 1B2

Office: +1 (416) 363-3525
Fax: +1 (416) 363-7373
reception@flaklaw.com

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