Practice Areas


Our corporate and commercial law group was founded by William E. Beattie, Q.C. in 1958, and for over 50 years BBO has been providing legal advice on every aspect of business and commercial transactions. Our focus is primarily on servicing small and medium-sized businesses in London and Southwestern Ontario, with a view to developing long-term relationships with our clients.

The corporate and commercial law group at Brown Beattie O’Donovan provides legal advice and services to individual and corporate clients in the following areas:

  • incorporation and organization of federal and provincial business corporations
  • preparation of shareholder agreements
  • purchase and sale of businesses, including asset and share transactions
  • corporate reorganizations, mergers and amalgamations
  • formation of general and limited business partnerships
  • franchise and joint venture agreements
  • secured transactions & commercial leasing
  • general commercial matters
  • tax driven transactions

Please contact Jack M. Sousa, David E. Laws, Max P. Prince, M. Suzanne Godin, Joseph A. Van Asseldonk, Vera L. Dokter, with any questions or concerns you may have.