Ben T. Seward founded Vantage Law in 2015. His clients range from start-ups and growth-stage companies to mature multinational enterprises, including private and public corporations, not-for-profit organizations, private equity funds, investment banks, and entrepreneurs. Ben regularly advises clients on their day-to-day corporate and commercial matters as well as extraordinary corporate transactions such as mergers & acquisitions and other strategic business transactions.
Having previously worked at leading Canadian law firms, Ben has accumulated a wealth of business law experience spanning a wide range of commercial issues across many industries and jurisdictions.
Ben is skilled at guiding his clients through every business-cycle of their enterprise, whether it be advising on: the initial structuring (or subsequent restructuring) of the organization (i.e., shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, and joint venture agreements); the growth stage of the business and implementation of key contracts and documentation critical to its commercial operations (i.e., services and supply agreements, licensing, executive employment agreements, stock option plans, corporate governance guidelines, privacy policies and website terms and conditions); or guiding businesses through any extraordinary commercial transactions (i.e., capital raising, mergers & acquisitions, purchases or divestitures of stock or assets, strategic business combinations and dissolutions).
In terms of industry sectors, Bens scope of commercial law experience spans multiple industries and disciplines including technology, importation and sale of consumer goods, restaurateurs, franchising, fitness, private equity, co-working, automotive (dealerships and services), investment fund management, licensed producers of cannabis, resources, and infrastructure.