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Whether for public companies or private corporations, the rights and remedies of minority and dissenting shareholders are ever expanding.
Our litigators know precisely how best to advance those shareholder interests against the corporations in which they invest, the boards that manage the corporations, other shareholders, and the brokers who had them acquire shares. And they know how to do so before the courts or in private arbitration to ensure that shareholders are treated fairly and justly.
But we also understand very well the limits of such shareholder rights. Corporations and boards of directors have, as a matter of course, frequently turned to us to enforce those limits.
CP LLP advises domestic and foreign clients on a broad range of technology issues, including drafting and negotiating agreements relating to licensing, software development, cloud services (including SaaS, IaaS and PaaS) and e-commerce.
Our technology lawyers can also address legal issues relating to privacy and data and technology intensive transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, IP and technology acquisitions and divestitures, collaborations and joint ventures.
M&A is one of the principal practice areas for CP LLP.
Our Transactions Group has deep experience with all manner of acquisitions, divestitures and amalgamations, both for private and public companies.
From transactions valued in the hundreds of millions to the sale of smaller family owned businesses and start-ups, we have the experience, expertise, insight, commercial sensitivity and business acumen to help you successfully close your transaction.
Our goal is to inform and guide brand owners with a practical and value-driven approach. Our services cover all aspects of trademark law and our team is equipped to meet the needs of a range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Trademark strategy, clearance, registration, prosecution and portfolio management
Enforcement, Litigation and Litigation Prevention
We act for both vendors and purchasers in disputes arising from agreements involving real property, from complex commercial transactions to aborted residential sales. We focus on protecting our clients’ interests in land using practical and creative strategies, with expertise in suing for specific performance, obtaining certificates of pending litigation on title, seeking partition and sale of lands, asserting constructive trusts and resulting trusts over property, and bringing summary judgment motions for timely resolution of breaches of purchase and sale agreement claims. In the commercial tenancies context, we act for landlords and commercial tenants in disputes over the interpretation of lease provisions, breaches of covenants, lease extension agreements, property management contracts, and remedies under the Commercial Tenancies Act.
Our practice includes extensive experience acting for private companies, reporting issuers, venture capital funds and investment dealers. We provide legal and strategic advice and access to our relationships in the investment and securities regulatory community, which have been nurtured over many years.
Our broad range of services in this space include:
Our clients are leaders in a broad range of industries, including technology, mining, online gaming and cannabis. In addition to acting for companies, investment dealers and venture capital funds on a broad range of financing transactions, both pre and post public, we also actively assist our clients in sourcing financing, investment opportunities and general deal flow.
CP LLP has over 25 years of experience drafting and negotiating all manner of complex commercial contracts, including, joint venture, collaboration, software development, outsourcing, cloud service, consulting, e-commerce, sales and marketing, manufacturing, supply, licensing, sale of goods and distribution agreements.
We provide our clients with a wide range of corporate governance services, including:
When coupled with our expertise in corporate finance, securities regulation and mergers and acquisitions, we provide a full slate of services to the c-suite and boards of public and private companies.
At CP LLP we draft, negotiate, and provide strategic and due diligence services with respect to a full range of licensing and technology agreements including trademark, patent and copyright licenses, film, television and other content licenses, distribution agreements, software agreements, consulting agreements and confidentiality agreements.
The collection, storage, disclosure, retention and use of customer and other data continues to transform every business.
How a business handles personal and other confidential data can have a significant consequence on its reputation, competitiveness and liability.
CP LLP provides strategic advice on a wide range of privacy and data compliance issues.
CP LLP can provide you with best practice advice on securing and exploiting your patent portfolios, including in the context of patent licensing, as well as the analysis of patents and patent related agreements in M&A transactions, joint ventures and other commercial undertakings.
Copyright protects the expression of ideas, instead of the ideas themselves, including software, literary, dramatic, artistic, photographic and musical works.
Copyright continues to play an integral role in emerging technologies.
Whether for purposes of effective client representation in technology related M&A, licensing, software development, joint ventures or in the creative industries, we have the in depth knowledge and understanding of copyright issues that is required.
We handle some of the most complex family disputes without getting mired in the all too common pathology associated with inter-familial disputes. We focus on finding creative solutions that enable us to minimize this pathology and ensure that we maximize the recovery of our client’s interests. These disputes include claims by common law and married spouses, equalization of property, sharing of family assets such as joint homes, businesses and real estate, child and spousal support.
Disturbed by the inefficiencies, delays and the procedural quagmire of court processes, and determined to find real time solutions to their business disputes, business people are increasingly inserting arbitration provisions into their business contracts requiring the parties to those agreements to resolve their disputes by arbitration rather than before the courts.
Our Litigation Group, with its advocates who are themselves qualified as arbitrators, and who have extensive experience as counsel before single and three person arbitration panels, both domestically and internationally, keenly understands that arbitration can be so much more than merely the conduct of a court-like trial before arbitrators.
Our successful arbitration practice helps parties to fashion procedural rules that allow disputes to be heard quickly and efficiently, before the best and most qualified arbitrators, and, where appropriate, to obtain awards that are enforceable internationally.
In this ever changing business environment, complex written contracts have come to define parties’ rights and obligations to one another, both domestically and internationally.
When disputes arise, our clients have great confidence that our Litigation Group will determine which words matter, not simply in the lines but between the lines, so that we can get to the heart of the dispute, to its essential dynamics and the real issues between the parties. Our firm handles contractual disputes across a broad range of industries in almost every commercial context, including: