Are you or have you recently entered into business with a friend or family member? While the future of your business may seem crystal clear now, in a few months from now, or perhaps a few years from now, the direction of your business may change. Your business partners may get married, divorced, have children, move away or become temporarily or permanently disabled. Find out how to protect your future legal and financial interests without negatively impacting your business relationships. A proper business plan should always include an exit strategy. If you already one, find out if its meeting your needs. If you haven't put one in place yet, find out what factors to include in shareholder agreements.
When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 12pm - 1:30pm
More information about the speakers:
Laila Ali, Legal Counsel at Prime Law Corporation
Laila Ali practices at Prime Law Corporation, in the area of Wills and Estates, Real Estate and Corporate Commercial Law. She received both her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia and was one of thirteen students in her class to graduate with a Business Law Designation and Specialization in Tax. Her practice primarily focuses on privately owned corporations, where having a shareholders agreement is often essential to avoiding future problems amongst shareholders. She has experience papering and advising on various buy-sell agreements for small to medium sized businesses and is constantly advising her clients on the importance of setting up a suitable exit strategy to maximize individual wealth and manage shareholder expectations in the future. When Laila is not at work or advising her clients, she enjoys traveling, cooking and practicing yoga.
Mohsen Motallebi, Financial Security Advisor at Freedom 55 Financial
Mohsen comes from banking background and has a combined industry experience of over 7 years. With in-depth knowledge of employee benefit plans and executive wealth management, Mohsen brings an abundance expertise and practical experience to financial planning for business owners. Mohsen knows that financial affairs have a dramatic impact on the well-being of a business, its owners, all employees and their families, and he treats them with the seriousness that is due. Mohsen lives with his wife Nazanin in North Vancouver and likes camping in the woods.
Alkarim Ladha, FCCA CPA CGA CBV at Alkarim Ladha Certified Accounting
Alkarim has been in public practice accounting since 1992 and became the principal of his independent practice in 2010. As a public accountant, Alkarim has gained a broad range of experience in accounting, income tax, business valuations, business insurance claim settlements as well as financial planning through his dealings with a vast array of businesses and individuals. His solid working knowledge of accounting systems, complemented by his experience, enables him to successfully bridge the gap between accounting needs of diverse clients and best accounting practices. Alkarim is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, CGA) as well as a Charted Business Valuator (CBV).
Modi Liu, M.Math, Financial Security Advisor at Freedom 55 Financial,