Welcome to Goodmans LABB - where our legal experience and expertise help Black entrepreneurs and their businesses succeed and grow.
Goodmans LABB started with the goal to address and work to eliminate the systemic and economic challenges uniquely faced by Black entrepreneurs and businesses in Ontario, Canada. Since 2020, our lawyers have been providing free legal services across multiple practice areas to Black-owned businesses in the province.
We understand that legal services can be quite costly, sometimes prohibitively so, and are committed to helping Black businesses thrive by offering our legal expertise and leveraging the particular skillsets of our lawyers in a focused effort over time.
e.g., commercial agreements such as supply agreements, distributor agreements, services agreements, software services agreements, etc.
e.g., trademark registration, license agreements, etc.
e.g., non-disclosure agreements
of assets, shares, or other businesses
How We Can Help
e.g., incorporating the company, creating the corporate structure
e.g., issuing shares, shareholder/founder agreements, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, etc.
e.g., preparing standard form employment agreements
Assistance Raising Capital/Financing
including government funding and grants
e.g., tax advice and planning
Real Estate Matters
e.g., negotiation of a lease, etc.
Director, Officer and Shareholder Matters
e.g., corporate governance, D&O liability
To qualify for Goodmans LABB, your business must meet both of the following criteria:
i.e., owned/controlled and operated in the majority by individuals (partners, officers, managers, directors, etc.) who self-identify as Black
Legal and existing Canadian for-profit entity currently in operation
i.e., sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation