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  • This paper was presented at the Basic Corporate Procedures for Legal Support Staff seminar which was held in Edmonton on April 6, 2011 and Calgary on April 13, 2011. This paper provides a general overview of the common business structures a client may choose when deciding to start a business, including sole proprietorship, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, societies, Part IX companies and corporations. The paper discusses how these structures are created and maintained as well as particulars on the necessary filings and registrations.  
  • This paper was presented at the Basic Corporate Procedures for Legal Support Staff seminar which was held in Edmonton on April 6, 2011 and Calgary on April 13, 2011. This paper provides an overview of the registration of extra-provincial corporations in Alberta, including an outline of the steps required to complete such a registration. The effect of the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement on corporate registration between Alberta and British Columbia is discussed. The paper concludes with an analysis of s 45 of the Alberta Business Corporations Act, which deals with financial assistance by corporations and the disclosure requirements. Precedents required by s 45 are included.