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Importance of Contracts and Corporate Structure

Wednesday, June 14 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Calgary

This presentation is designed to provide understanding on various business structures and how each structure can impact your personal and business bottom line. Often, individuals begin a business not understand what actions may expose their personal assets such as their car, home, or savings to liability. We will review the advantages and disadvantages of common business structures, and provide an overview of what regulations and rules govern corporate structures.

In addition, this presentation will provide assistance on what is required for a binding contract between parties. Understanding the consequences of common contract terms which can be found in a bill of sale, leases, or supply agreements are critical in protecting a business’ bottom line. This presentation will help you navigate through contract terms and raise awareness with respect to payment terms, penalty clauses, etc. and provide strategies to avoid common mistakes.

Speaker Ryan Lee Cee:

Ryan Lee Chee is Managing Director at Ryan J. Lee Chee Professional Corporation. He has received a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta. In private practice he has tackled professional negligence cases, employment disputes, and appeared at all levels of court in Alberta. Within the energy industry, he has performed in a legal counsel role before transitioning to business leadership at one of Canada’s largest industrial maintenance companies. He has led legal and commercial negotiations with some of Canada’s largest energy producers. Currently, Ryan represents corporate clients in both the energy service industry as well as other entreprenuerial businesses in the Calgary region. He participates as a Subject Matter Expert teaching both Business Law and Negotiation courses for SAIT’s Professional and Leadership Program. Ryan has received additional negotiation training at Harvard Law School and is currently enrolled at Columbia Business School completing an Executive Education certificate. For more information about Ryan Lee Chee please visit

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