March 6th, 2020 by FH&P Lawyers

Right on the heels of our very successful “How to Buy a Business” course, we are now hosting a course entitled “How to Sell Your Business”.

Please e-mail David Kemp at for an invitation to the course.

This course is for current business owners who:

  • Are actively marketing their business
  • Are hoping to retire or exit from their business in the next 1-5 years
  • Are looking to begin the process of building a succession plan

Sessions will start at a later date in the FH&P Lawyers boardroom and will run every Thursday morning for six weeks afterwards. The presenters will be:

  • “The Deal Process”: David Kemp and Dustin Merritt, FH&P Lawyers LLP
  • “Structuring the Deal”: Elvin Law, Crowe MacKay LLP
  • “Financing the Deal”: Will Pigott, Scotiabank
  • “Valuing the Deal”: Mike Smith, BDO Canada
  • “Finding the Right Buyer”: Derek Sanders, Spence Valuation

Please note that because discretion is important, we’d like business owners to stay anonymous as possible. As a result, the course is only available by invitation – please e-mail David Kemp at to register to receive an invitation.

As an added bonus, all the proceeds from this course will go to the Karis Society, a not-for-profit organization that provides recovery services to women with histories of abuse, substance use, and mental health issues.

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