A Year in Review: 2019-2020 Webinar Series

During these unprecedented times, MDK Business Law Professional Corporation (PC) has released a series of webinars, in partnership with Invest Ottawa (IO).


Specifically, this series is designed to provide essential resources in order to help you pivot your company to restore stability and create new momentum, in the ever-evolving workplace.


Our past webinars via powerpoint can be accessed by clicking each of the titles below:


1. Shareholder and Partner Agreements

Understanding the basics of shareholder and partnership agreements while acquiring the knowledge of protecting one's company from wasting time, money and resources is key for any entrepreneur. In this webinar, Naomi Morisawa De Koven and Drew Kelsall explain businesses structure consideration partnerships and shareholder agreements, proactive partnering, and offer some legal "know knows" for early-stage businesses.


2. Post-Incorporation Legal Issues in a COVID-19 World

For entrepreneurs, post-incorporation legal issues can be daunting, especially during a global pandemic. In this webinar, Naomi Morisawa De Koven and Simon Sigler discuss the most important legal steps for a business to take during the ongoing pandemic.


3. COVID Commercial Lease Negotiations

As working remotely has become part of our "new-normal," many people have come into some dispute with a landlord during COVID-19. In this webinar, Zach Coakeley from Cresa Ottawa and Simon Sigler provide business owners and individuals with insight about commercial lease negotiations and the impact COVID-19 has had on them.  


4. Online Business Basics: Data Protection and Privacy

With main street and early-stage businesses growing their online sales capability, other companies are having to transition to an online market in order to grow their sales capability during these challenging times. In this webinar, Naomi Morisawa De Koven and Drew Kelsall discuss the top privacy and data protection issues for businesses moving from bricks to bytes.


5. Pre-Bankruptcy Playbook for Businesses

During the ongoing pandemic, main street businesses are having to deal with creditors, commercial landlords, and other matters related to COVID-19. In this webinar, Naomi Morisawa De Koven and Simon Sigler offer practical guidance about pre-bankruptcy creditor negotiations for businesses.  


6. Buying a Business - What you Need to Know

It can be expected that in 2021-2022, many local business owners will need to consider a decision to buy or sell. In this webinar, Naomi Morisawa De Koven and Drew Kelsall provide tips for buying a distressed business for the interest of established businesses and entrepreneurs.  


7.  Business Planning Tips

2020 has been a remarkably challenging year for all businesses. During these trying times, Naomi Morisawa De Koven and Drew Kelsall offer their intuition into the 12 legal twists affecting businesses in 2021 and beyond.