Business Formation Advice from Trusted Corporate Lawyers

As experienced business owners know, a crucial consideration at the start of a new business venture is the manner in which the company will be structured. Decisions made at this stage will significantly impact the business going forward, and Mills & Mills LLP has over a century of experience to offer our clients in this regard.

Lawyers for Incorporations, Partnerships, and Shareholder Agreements

Whether our clients are incorporating a small business or restructuring an existing multi-national corporation, we have the expertise to map out a plan that serves our clients’ needs without unnecessarily complicating matters. One of the first steps is to assist in determining the best structure for the business in order to most effectively protect our clients’ interests. Our business lawyers have the experience and expertise to advise on and devise a variety of business structures, including:

  • Sole proprietorships
  • Private corporations
  • Professional corporations
  • Partnerships: General partnerships, Limited partnerships, Limited liability partnerships

Business professionals are drawn to Mills & Mills LLP for the personalized attention that we provide, as well as our ability to map out a business structure tailored to their specific needs, no matter how complex. We are able to offer the in-depth and extensive business acumen of a large firm, while also providing the attention, accessibility and more reasonable rates of a smaller firm. Our lawyers take pride in building lasting relationships with their clients that often span decades. We have helped businesses grow from small start-ups to large national and even multi-national corporations, and we are able to anticipate and serve their needs at each stage of development. For this reason, our clients are confident in our ability to represent their business interests long-term, no matter the size of the company or the extent of services that they require.

Contact the Business Lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP

To benefit from our advice on the formation and organization of your business, call us at 416­-863-0125 or contact us by email.

Business Formation and Organization Lawyers

  • David A.S. Mills

    David A.S. Mills

    Managing Partner

    David is proud to represent the fourth generation of Mills to practice at the firm. He is a great-grandson of Alexander Mills, K.C., one of the founders, grandson of Ralph S. Mills, Q.C., and a son of...

    416-682-7138 | Email
  • Geoffrey R. Cobham

    Geoffrey R. Cobham


    Geoffrey's practice primarily encompasses civil litigation, employment law, estate administration and estate planning. His litigation practice is comprised of several areas, including wrongful dismis...

    416-682-7109 | Email
  • J. Paul Mills, Q.C.

    J. Paul Mills, Q.C.


    Paul's practice is focused on assisting Estate Trustees with the administration of Estates and acting as Estate Trustee. Paul represents the third generation of lawyers in the Mills family at the f...

    416-682-7110 | Email
  • Denise E. Robertson

    Denise E. Robertson


    Denise joined Mills & Mills LLP in 2005. Denise's practice is focused on private business, corporate and regulatory law. Denise assists business owners through providing practical and valuable leg...

    416-682-7139 | Email
  • Paul J. Westlake

    Paul J. Westlake


    Paul served his articles with Mills & Mills and joined the firm in 1975. He became a partner in 1981. Paul advises business clients on all aspects of their operations including incorporations, acquisi...

    416-682-7118 | Email
  • Gordon A. Ullman

    Gordon A. Ullman


    Gordon received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and then obtained his Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Ontario. He was called to the Ontario. Bar in 1984. Gordon practic...

    416-682-7078 | Email
  • Benjamin T. Burford

    Benjamin T. Burford


    Ben Burford joined Mills & Mills LLP as an Associate in 2018. His practice is focused on advising private companies on mergers and acquisitions, financing, negotiation and drafting of business agr...

    416-682-7068 | Email
  • Heather Keachie

    Heather Keachie


    Heather practices in the areas of charity and not-for-profit law and 416-682-7130 | Email

  • Michelle J. Santarossa

    Michelle J. Santarossa


    Michelle is an experienced corporate/commercial lawyer having practiced both in private practice and in-house.  She was called to the Ontario bar in 1999 and also holds a Master of Laws degree in Bus...

    416-682-7069 | Email
  • Daniel H. Thomson

    Daniel H. Thomson


    After practising for nearly a decade with Stikeman Elliott LLP, running a commercial business unit for a large multi-national insurance company for two years and starting up and building his own legal...

    416-682-7128 | Email


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