Mandell Pinder LLP provides corporate/commercial advice to First Nations at varying stages of economic activity, from small business ventures to large, complex commercial and financial transactions.   Our work in this area incorporates a respect for Indigenous laws with an understanding of the unique legal aspects governing Chiefs and Councils, as well as knowledge of the legal issues engaged in corporate, commercial and financial transactions. Our work includes:

  • creating corporate structures for land and resource development and/or management, economic development ventures, and government-to-government relations
  • providing corporate/commercial litigation advice
  • creating and advising on corporate structures, including companies, societies, partnerships, trusts, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements
  • assessing fiduciary and trust obligations of Chiefs and Council, including within their corporate structures
  • advising on directors and officers liability matters
  • advising on financing and security issues
  • developing business agreements for economic development projects
  • negotiating joint ventures, both on and off reserve, including in the areas of:  real estate, film, construction, forestry, mining, power production, fisheries, resource extraction and processing
  • advising, negotiating and drafting documents for all aspects of commercial transactions, including share and asset purchases and land transactions

Lawyers practicing in Corporate/Commercial