The world is complex. Be advised. ™ We go beyond lawyers... We are your partners. Our Expertise Contact Us Our Expertise Business first lawyers who specialize in results, not just opinions. Practices View our practice areas Industries View the industries we serve Business Services View our business services Who We Are The RJS LAW team prides itself on providing sensible, business-savvy solutions designed specifically around the needs of our clients. Being your strategic advisor and partner we work hard to provide your company the business-focused legal perspective it deserves, through understanding your industry, addressing market risks and offering growth strategies. Get To Know Our Firm Leaders In Corporate and Commercial Business initiation and arrangements; incorporations, amalgamations, amendments, dissolutions and limited Partnerships.Shareholder, partnership and trust agreements.Contracts of all types; sales and distribution agreements, vendor/supplier contracts, license agreements, technology supply, service and commercial contracts.Franchises, licensing arrangements, distributorships, and joint ventures.See Business Law Section P & C Insurance Producer, CSR and TSR employment and contractor agreements.Shareholders, sub-brokers/cluster agreements and arrangements.Brokerage or book transfers & sales.Succession & transition planning.Extra-provincial expansion & licensing.RIBO complaints & discipline representation.See P&C Insurance Section M&A and Re-Organization Share & asset purchase & sale transactions.Corporate restructuring, negotiations, corporate acquisitions, divestitures & reorganizations.Pre-acquisition due diligence & advance planning.Tax-driven re-organizations; freezes, rollovers, capital gains steps, trusts & succession planning.Shareholder subscriptions & escrow agreements.See Business Law Section Our Clients Judge Us Best After building a business for 20 years, Ron and his team successfully navigated our acquisition in a way that gave me comfort and confidence at every step of the way. Throughout the process we had regular updates and felt that everything was under control. Against the purchaser’s army of lawyers, Ron was always available when needed, negotiated the finer points of the SPA and in the face of several last minute requests did whatever it took to get us past the finish line. I would gladly work with Ron and RJS Law on any future business. Steve G. Ron was instrumental in helping us through the sale of our business. His knowledge of the insurance M&A space was unparalleled and his guidance was both appreciated and valued. Ron and his team had so much experience in this field our closing process was quick and efficient. I would highly recommend Ron and his team to anyone within the insurance industry - you will not find a better lawyer. Louisa B. Ron is like having our own in-house counsel. All I have to say is, “Tell me when it's done” B. Hoffmann President, Finance "The team at RJS LAW were efficient, organized and highly responsive to our time-sensitive documents. They offered reasonable rates, in line with Industry standards, and went above and beyond our expectations." M. Mansour Real Estate "Ron has helped me navigate the challenges of owning a business, with everything it entails. I feel at ease knowing RJS LAW is in my corner, doing everything they can for me and taking the time to explain any questions or concerns that arise." I. Bhalloo, Owner Restaurant Chain It is always a pleasure to work with Ron Smith and his team. They provided excellent service, demonstrating both professional and personal attention. I would highly recommend RJS LAW. T. Renwick Owner, Warranty Administration Professional, detailed, responsive and comprehensive guidance throughout the entire process of selling a business. More reasonable cost than so called "specialists" in insurance brokerage transactions and much more pleasant to deal with! Highly recommend. Deborah G. Ron and the entire team at RJS law have been outstanding to deal with over the past few years. Whether it is matters in the insurance business such as mergers and acquisitions and regulatory body interactions , or various real estate transactions Ron’s team provides exceptional personalized service and attention to detail. Paul S. Ron Smith is a great lawyer. For us, the benefits of dealing with Ron and his team extend far past his vast knowledge of the law. Highly recommend Ron Smith. Shadi J. I know an honest lawyer is not always normally said but he's not only honest, Ron and his team are so dedicated and know what they are talking about. I would recommend the entire team to anyone. Matthew B. Latest Insights The world is complex. Be advised. Actual VS. Contractual: Actual Ownership VS. 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