Without exception, all businesses are involved in the supply of goods or services, or both, to others, whether individuals or other businesses. The law that provides the framework within which businesses operate is generally known as commercial law. In the area of commercial law, there is a great variety of laws governing, for example, the sale of goods and the contracts relating to these sales, a manufacturer’s and seller’s liability for defective or dangerous goods or products, security for loans or other credit given, protection of a business name, website, logo and the like from unauthorized use or copying by others (including, in particular, competitors), leases of commercial space and the rights and obligations of the landlord and tenant, respectively.
Many businesses launch into the field of commerce on a wing and a prayer, not really understanding the laws that apply to them and not taking the necessary precautions to seek legal advice to manage and reduce their potential legal risk. Their legal education may ultimately come at a high cost following an expensive lawsuit.
At Railtown Law, we know there is good value for businesses in having legal advice at the right time, preferably before legal problems have arisen but, if unavoidable, at the time when a business needs to defend against legal action or when a dispute is at the stage that the business needs to start its own legal action. Our commercial Lawyers have provided legal advice on a variety of commercial law issues to clients in Vancouver and the Tri Cities area and are available to assist you and answer your questions.