AD LUCEM LAW – Corporate Lawyer in Vancouver, BC
The role of a corporate lawyer is to ensure the legality of commercial transactions, advising corporations on their legal rights and duties, including the duties and responsibilities of corporate officers. Whether you are at the early stages of establishing a business and need to assess the most logical type of entity to use, or are looking to expand internationally, AD LUCEM LAW CORPORATION, a leading corporate lawyer in Vancouver, can help you overcome any challenges and provide you with innovative answers at all stages of the business cycle. Contact the licensed corporate lawyers in Vancouver for a free consultation.
Do you owe money or are you owed money? Debt collection is an unpleasant reality for many businesses. When debtors default, businesses need a qualified corporate debt collection and breach of contract lawyer to help them secure their money in a timely manner. I can help. Call me today for a free consultation.
Moreover, did you know that bill collectors in Canada often use aggressive tactics to chase consumers, sometimes even managing to reel in payments when no credit was owed in the first place? Some practices, such as daily phone calls, threatening language, accosting friends and relatives, or contacting debtors during late-night or early-morning hours, amount to illegal behaviour, depending on the province or territory. If this is happening to you, I can help. Please call me today for a free consultation.
Bankruptcy is a process governed by the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA). Any insolvent person who has no other way to meet his or her financial obligations may file for bankruptcy, unless they have not been discharged from a previous bankruptcy. In a bankruptcy, people or companies (“debtor”) who can no longer pay their debts give all of their non-exempt property to a trustee in bankruptcy who then sells it and distributes the money to creditors. Bankruptcy can be voluntary or forced by a creditor through the Courts.
Roughly 90 percent of bankruptcies in Canada are consumer bankruptcies where the business-related debts make up less than 50 percent of the bankrupt’s total debts. When the bankrupt’s realizable assets do not exceed $15,000, the bankruptcy is processed under summary administration. Almost all consumer bankruptcies are processed this way. Contact our experienced bankruptcy lawyers in Vancouver today for free consultation.
From listing companies on public exchanges in London (LSE and LSE AIM), New York (NYSE), Toronto (TSX and TSX-V), and providing in-house litigation counsel, I have advised and represented company and shareholder interests involving “pump and dump” and “short and distort” securities fraud and white-collar crime. I take cases dealing with bankers, brokers, firms and investment firms and am interested in all forms of proceedings arising in the field of securities law and regulation, both federal and provincial.
Because of my unique understanding of international corporate finance transactions, hedge fund formations, alternative investment vehicle structuring and capital markets experience gained from working in London with leading US law firms, I was hired by Silvercorp to assist management, the board of directors and external legal counsel with “short-and-distort” litigation and a high-profile corporate securities fraud and defamation investigation. Responsible for managing and overseeing litigation in Vancouver, New York, Seattle, Australia, Hong Kong, China and all legal matters pertaining to the related regulatory and law enforcement investigations.
During my time with Silvercorp Metals Inc., I liaised routinely with the BCSC, IIROC, RCMP, HK Police Force, HKSFC, the FBI and SEC. Duties included frequent travel to New York for depositions with external counsel (K&L Gates LLP), NYSE court appearances, meetings with data forensics experts (including John Reed Stark, Managing Director of StrozFriedberg LLC) and other company-retained consultants, including KPMG Forensics Inc.
Private equity has become an increasingly significant asset class for many institutional investors. Whether your business is a private equity fund, a leveraged finance provider, a venture capital firm or a target company, the right advice can make or break the deal. AD LUCEM LAW CORP. can assist you with all legal needs at all stages of development of the deal. From fund formation and governance to exit and everything in between, our team can help you with the initial analysis of the transaction, identifying value issues, advising on structuring, minimizing risk, negotiating and drafting complex terms and successfully closing the deal.
I have experience structuring and managing domestic and foreign hedge funds, including long/short equity funds; global macro funds; risk, merger, convertible and statistical arbitrage funds; distressed and high-yield funds; fixed-income arbitrage; relative value funds; event-driven funds; multi-strategy funds; quantitative strategy funds; sector funds, including technology, health care, banking, media and energy; emerging markets funds, both equity and debt; funds of funds and multi-manager funds; and commodity pools.