Bernie Olanski, BCom, JDCo-founder & Partner of Lexcor Business Lawyers LLP – providing legal advice & services on a wide range of corporate and commercial legal issues and transactions.
Although the scope and calibre of work is Strictly Business®, Bernie and the lawyers at Lexcor have a refreshing, small-town attitude and a friendly approach to the practice of law.
Co-developer of SpeedMatters for Corporate Law – intelligent document generation & data management software for creating and maintaining corporations.
Proud father of 2 daughters – national level springboard & tower divers – on full athletic and academic scholarships in the United States;
Happy husband to an obsessive marathon runner;
Avid outdoorsman; amateur photographer; hopeful golfer and squash player.
Bernie grew up in small-town, northern Alberta – the oldest child of an entrepreneur in the oilfield maintenance business. Bernie’s summer jobs with his father were always the dirtiest and most difficult – serving as a reminder to pursue higher education.
Bernie’s work is primarily with small to mid-sized, owner-operated businesses and professional corporations – providing advice and assisting with all of their business law needs – from initial start-up to winding-down – and most everything between – including transactions of purchase and sale, estate freezes, rollovers, family trusts and other corporate reorganizations and other tax-driven manoeuvres. Bernie also assists with the design, negotiation and drafting of all types of business contracts, such as leases, licenses, joint ventures, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, franchising arrangements, employment & independent contractor agreements.
Bernie completed law school at The University of Western Ontario after attending the University of Alberta, where he received a Bachelor of Commerce. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1988 and became a Registered Trade-mark Agent in 1997.