Sale of Business or Mergers of Business

The purchase, sale or merger of a business can be a very important and exciting time for both the buyer and the seller, as it is full of possibility and the opportunity for profit. However, it is essential that proper care and attention be paid to the legal aspects of the business transaction. 

Buying or selling a commercial operation can be a complicated and multifaceted matter for any business, regardless of their size. When selling a business, concerns can be raised regarding the limiting of future liability and securing payment of the purchase price on the part of the vendor.

Several matters have to be considered throughout the sale or purchase of a business. Our lawyers can provide guidance concerning liabilities to employees both new and existing. Regardless of whether it is a purchase or sale of assets or a purchase or sale of shares, Zeilikman Law can help provide guidance throughout the entire process on issues relating specifically to the workplace or any disputes or litigation arising therefrom.

Sale or merger of business

Purchase, sales or mergers of a company can have implications in the area of employment law. There are implications for both unionized and non-unionized employees. 

Many standards and requirements have to be followed under the Employment Standards Act when a purchaser decides to close one of the vendor’s acquired establishments and/or perform a mass termination. It is critical to abide by these standards and requirements, to avoid possible litigation. 

For unionized employees, the purchaser is bound by the obligations and rights under both the Labour Relations Act and the collective agreement.

How can Zeilikman Law help?

Our experienced lawyers are dedicated to protecting your interests during the purchase, sale or merger of your business and ensure that the transaction goes well. We will provide strategic and legal advice throughout the process, as we understand the challenges, which you may face, and the factors that need to be considered to protect your interests in the long run.

At Zeilikman Law, we approach these issues with logical and creative solutions. Our lawyers are professional, friendly, and determined. We have the know-how to navigate through the psychology of any given dispute. 

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Legal Receptionist

Zeilikman Law is an employment law firm located in Vaughan, Ontario. We are looking to hire a legal receptionist to join our firm. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working as a receptionist at another law firm.

Location: Vaughan, Ontario.

Start Date: Immediately.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Full time. In-person only. This is not a remote work position.

Wages: 35,000 to 40,000 per year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage our firm’s multi-line telephone system to receive incoming calls.  Screen incoming telephone call inquiries to determine the nature of the telephone call and provide standard information related to our legal services.  Take and deliver messages and route incoming telephone calls to the appropriate staff person.
  • Answer general inquiries coming from the firm’s social media and website email.
  • Welcome in-person visitors upon arrival.  Direct visitors to the appropriate staff person and / or office or boardroom.
  • Organize in-person visitor schedule to prevent overlap and multiple bookings.
  • Receive, sort, and distribute daily mail and deliveries.
  • Arrange for couriers.
  • Keep front reception, kitchenette area and boardroom tidy.
  • Perform various clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, and faxing on an as-needed basis.
  • Process client or other payments.
  • May be asked to run minor errands outside of office such as attending post office to arrange a courier or pick up mail.
  • May be asked to assist other law clerks or lawyers of the firm as required and as appropriate.
  • Any other basic administrative duties or tasks as deemed appropriate.

Required Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of general office procedures including filing, faxing, and printing and copying.
  • Basic word processing computer skills.
  • Proficient in receptionist and telephone practices, etiquette, and decorum.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Positive customer service attitude is a must.
  • Must be able to maintain confidential and sensitive information.

Education and Experience:

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in an office setting with an emphasis in accounting, reception or clerical work is required.   We would prefer experience in a law firm environment.

Applications for this position should be sent via email to jennifer@zeilikmanlaw.com. All applications should include a cover letter, resume and at least two references. Only successful candidates will be contacted.