Attorney Bernard (Bert) van Gils has more than 25 years of experience advising and representing clients in international commercial transactions and legal compliance matters.

Whenever there is more than one owner of a business, buy-sell agreements are a necessity.

While the success of an individual franchisee is in a franchiser’s interest, the franchiser will present a franchise agreement from its own legal team which is clearly in its favor.

A copyright protects work that is fixed in a tangible medium such as  a book, photograph, manuscript, musical score, painting or sculpture from unauthorized copying.

A “non-profit” organization is in essence, a business. Even though the end objective does not entail making profit for its owners, other business attributes are the same.

Counseling is provided to entrepreneurs and investors in the initial stages of business formation including choice of entity, capitalization, buy-sell agreements, and equity compensation plans.

Most business litigation can be prevented with proper planning and preparation of a firm legal foundation for the business.