Let’s get electronic signing for legal documents to work for you!

At HNPC, we now provide electronic signing for Family Law, Corporate/Commercial and Real Estate Law, other than certain types of mortgages, wills and estates. Most banks in Canada will accept this form of signature. In this post, we provide the ground-breaking features and benefits to you of electronic signing.

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Corporate & Commercial Law

Howard Nightingale has successfully practiced Corporate and Commercial law in Toronto since 1982.


Corporate and Commercial Law - Howard Nightingale Professional CorporationWhy include business along with family and real estate Law? For one thing, as a client, you have no need of three separate lawyers. Once you have a relationship of trust with Howard Nightingale, regardless of the specific nature or area of your immediate concerns, as a client of Howard Nightingale, you are covered. 

U.S. President Calvin Coolidge once famously said, “The business of America is business.” True, Coolidge has faded into history and this is Canada, but we share the same capitalism/democracy spirit as our southern neighbour. And as the upturns and now downturns in the economy show, business is one of the engines that fuels the many excellent advantages of Canadian life and culture. Clearly, a strong business sector protects our Canadian way of life.

Howard Nightingale Professional Corporation provides corporate and commercial law services for his clients ranging from purchase and sale of a business to business and corporate tax issues, from sole proprietorships to partnerships, and to commercial agreements and incorporation registration.


Additional services provided by Howard Nightingale Professional Corporation include:

If you are considering which type of business model to choose, please contact Howard Nightingale Professional Corporation to discuss making the right choice in your business venture. Call 416 663-4423 (toll free at 1-877-224-8225). For additional information please visit our blog series on “The Yin and Yang of Choosing the Right Type of Business Ownership”


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