Phillip Smoke is a member of the Bar of Quebec and has carried on a general private practice in Montreal, Quebec, Canada since 2003. Our firm concentrates on corporate and contract work, but also services a wide range of our clients’ legal requirements. We aim to secure the best possible results for our clients, whether in corporate or commercial transactions or contracts, in dealings and negotiations with banks, government agencies or insurance companies, or advocating on our clients’ behalf before the courts. We work efficiently so that our clients’ costs remain reasonable. You can trust Phillip Smoke with you legal needs in Montreal and Quebec!

Practices

Real Estate

We prepare the corporate documents and work with local notaries, banks and agents to complete real estate purchases, mortgages and refinancing.

Contracts

We concentrate on drafting and reviewing contracts. We provide our clients with drafts, wording and advice on Commercial Leases, Franchise Agreements, Sales and Royalties Agreements, Employment Contracts, Letters of Intent, Acquisitions of Businesses and Assets.

Commercial Lease Reviews

Do not sign a commercial lease before consulting us! We have saved our clients thousands of dollars on operating expenses andCAM costs and helped them avoid surprises with our commercial lease review.

Partnerships

We set up partnerships. We provide the necessary documentation, draft partnership agreements that suit the situation and register the newly formed partnership with the Quebec registry (CIDREQ)

Corporations

We form Corporations for both business and charitable purposes. We prepare the constitution and corporate by laws as well all supporting documents. We draft Shareholder Agreements that suit the particular situation and complete the necessary filings with the Quebec registry (CIDREQ).

Corporate Books

We set up and maintain corporate books and provide yearly updates and the necessary corporate resolutions.

Personal Injury

We have successfully negotiated sizable insurance settlements for “slip and fall” victims.

Wills and Mandates in Case of Incapacity

We prepare Wills, Powers of Attorney and Mandates in Case of Incapacity. Without a Mandates in Case of Incapacity, should you become unable to make decisions about your care, these decisions may be made by doctors and hospital staff.

Employment Issues and Norm de Travail

We advise business owners and managers on protocol when dealing with employees. We also represent management and employees at the various labour related tribunals including the Norm de Travail and the CSST.