Canadian Public Companies retain Steve Cohen Law as their 'On Demand' In House Counsel, providing as needed corporate/securities counsel services at a fraction of the cost of either hiring a full time in house lawyer or relying exclusively on external counsel.


Steve Cohen Law delivers, on an as required basis, those ongoing legal services that have up to now been performed by overpriced Bay Street law firms and/or burdened members of your management team, including: drafting and negotiating commercial agreements entered into in the ordinary course of business; investor communications advice and the drafting and filing of continuous disclosure materials; coordinating shareholder and director meetings and drafting materials and communications related thereto; designing, drafting and implementing stock option, purchase and appreciation rights plans and reinvestments plans; corresponding with securities commissions, stock exchanges and other regulators; advising on all aspects of corporate governance and other ongoing compliance and maintenance matters; and miscellaneous corporate housekeeping.


Being fully integrated in the day to day operations of a company, our ‘on demand’ in house legal services will certainly reduce a company’s legal costs in connection with material transactions like mergers & acquisitions, offerings and restructurings. For some transactions, the company may require external counsel, and engaging Steve Cohen Law to act as a legal project manager for a particular transaction will be in the best interests of the company. Several thousands of dollars can be saved by selecting the appropriate outside counsel for a particular transaction, and managing that relationship properly. For example, having Steve Cohen Law take carriage of the drafting of material agreements (e.g. acquisition agreements) and offering documents (e.g. prospectuses and circulars) and coordinating all legal due diligence will significantly reduce legal expenses for the transaction. Importantly, our services will be sure to put the company in a position to accelerate the time for closing, and at the same time will allow management to focus on the company’s business operations without being overwhelmed by the deliverables required to close.