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KICKSTART law

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KICKSTART LAW IS A CROSS BORDER BUSINESS LAW FIRM, PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES TO BUSINESSES IN WASHINGTON STATE, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALBERTA.

We are a business law firm with offices in Bellingham, WA and South Surrey, BC. Our clients are small to medium sized businesses doing business in Washington State, British Columbia and Alberta.  We are here to help our clients make decisions about the legal issues that business owners face from start up and throughout growth phases and into business succession planning whether your business is a cross border business or firmly planted on one side of the 49th parallel.


As a cross border law firm, we will guide your expansion across the border through the myriad of legal issues when doing business across the US/Canada border.


We advise our cross border business clients on the best business structure while considering potential tax issues on both sides of the border and future business financing plans. We also offer our cross border clients legal help with obtaining their US trademark and Canada trademark registrations.


For other aspects of cross border business, such as business immigration and tax reporting, we refer our clients to professionals to help our clients build a team of trusted advisors to assist with every aspect of expanding your business into the US or Canada.

A sampling of our legal services:

BUSINESS STRUCTURE &

ENTITY SELECTION

Getting proper advice at the start up of your business is critical to avoiding costly mistakes. We give our start up clients practical legal information for setting up a new business that considers not only today's concerns but  also future business planning..

Sale of Businesses

ASSET & SHARE SALE/PURCHASE

We work to reduce your risks associated with a purchase or sale of a business. We prepare purchase agreements to protect your interests and we help with the closing procedures to ensure that each side fulfills their obligations in the transition of the business to the new operator. 

Intellectual Property

TRADEMARK & COPYRIGHT

Let us help you protect one of your business' most valuable assets - its intellectual property. Whether it is a trademark, trade secrets, copyrights or other knowledge based assets we provide our legal expertise to help protect your rights. 

Residential Real Estate 

BC SALES AND PURCHASES

We represent private lenders, sellers and purchasers in BC residential conveyances and mortgages. Please click through for more information on pricing for these services.

FINANCINGS AND CONVEYANCES

We represent private lenders, and purchasers and sellers in commercial real estate transactions. We offer legal guidance and strive to facilitate a smooth closing to your commercial real estate transaction. 

Contracts

REVIEW & DRAFTING

If you need a business agreement prepared we will work with you to draft a contract that  reflects your intentions and protects you for common situations and your specific concerns.

If you need a contract reviewed, whether in its entirety or just a single clause, we will provide you with a clear explanation of your risks and obligations.


Probate Applications

BRITISH COLUMBIA

We assist executors in BC in obtaining a grant of probate or administration. We are flexible in the level of representation you require - from a limited scope of service only preparing the application to handling all of the matters ivolved in the distribution of estate assets.

Life Planning

BC WILLS & POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Every business owner should, at a very minimum, have a will and power of attorney to authorize someone to deal with their business in the event of death or incapcity. We offer these services with business ownership in mind and the distinct issues facing a business when its key person is unable to perform day to day business activities.

Features
& Benefits

CLIENT-FOCUSED LEGAL SERVICES

Kickstart Law is a client centered law firm. Click through below to learn more about our client service philisophy.

Why
Choose Us?

WE UNDERSTAND THAT BUSINESS IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING.

To provide legal services of the highest quality, we strive to always be "one step ahead" in our profession and to be a law firm that can offer something really valuable to our clients.


In doing so, we hope to earn the respect and loyalty of our clients.

We are driven for your success. This means that we want to understand your business needs and to provide legal services that meet those needs.


One way we do this for our start up business clients is to find ways to make our legal services work within your budget through limited scope arrangements and flat fee legal services when appropriate. 


We also appreciate our well established business clients, and look for ways to provide value to them through exceptional client service, high accessiblity and quick response times. 


We look forward to working with you to help make your business as successful as it can be.

Let's Talk.

Whether you are a new client or an existing loyal client you can schedule a time to talk with your lawyer here.

WHY DON'T WE OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS?: In some types of legal matters like family law and personal injury cases, a free consultation is appropriate because your lawyer needs to assess whether you have a viable claim or legal matter before you hire him or her to represent you. 


In business law, our first consultation is different. When we meet with clients for the first time we get right to it and begin to give legal advice and business strategy early on in our conversation. As such, a free consultation isn't the right solution for this situation. But, we understand that sometimes a new client is unsure of whether they just need some basic legal information or if they need legal services performed by a lawyer. WIth this in mind we will apply the legal fees paid for the initial consultation towards any legal services rendered in relation to the same matter if you hire us within 7 days of your initial consultation.


In those rare circumstances when a new potential client is just looking for a lawyer and does not need legal advice just yet, we will consider meeting for a brief meet and greet for you to get to know us and so we can learn more about your business legal needs. If you fall into this category please feel free to send us an email and we may explore this option with you.

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US OFFICE:

1140 - 10th Street

Suite #220

Bellingham, WA 98225

CANADIAN OFFICE:

300, 15300 Croydon Drive 

Suite #350

Surrey, BC V3S 0Z5