Winright Law is a team of lawyers serving Maple Ridge who specialize in Business, Real Estate and Wills and Estate Planning. We provide legal services to our clients in Surrey, Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo and Kamloops.
Business Lawyers in Maple Ridge
Nestled between the Fraser River and the Golden Ears mountains, Maple Ridge is one of the oldest municipalities in BC. Maple Ridge has a very high rate of residents who choose to work in Maple Ridge, as opposed to finding employment elsewhere. This means the city is terrific at providing jobs. Metro Vancouver expects there to be 48,000 jobs in Maple Ridge by 2041, which is rated as a “high” growth forecast. Regardless of the size of your Maple Ridge business, Winright Law will provide you with a variety of legal services and advice. Our lawyers serving Maple Ridge can help you draft up any type of legal contract and take care of all the legalities that come with starting a small business, running a business, litigation, and purchasing and selling a business.
Our Maple Ridge Business Legal Services Include:
- Registered & Records Office
- Share Transfers
- Purchase and Sale of Business Assets
- Contract Drafting (Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Bespoke)
- Purchase and Sale of Shares
- Shareholder Agreements
- Employment Agreements (Non-Competes, NDAs)
As of the 2016 census, Maple Ridge has 82,000 people, more than half of whom make up the local workforce. Within a 30-minute commute you’ll find a workforce of over 800,000 people. The average household income is just shy of $100,000, making it a fantastic choice for business owners looking to capitalize on an affluent market.
The biggest industries in the area are construction, retail, health care, and manufacturing. These industries alone employ almost 20,000 people in Maple Ridge. Maple Ridge is looking to attract attention to its affordable industrial lands, as the proximity to the Fraser River allows easy access for shipments and the Port of Vancouver. The industries best suited to take advantage of that land are manufacturing, wholesale trade, and warehousing. As an added incentive, developments that meet certain energy efficiency requirements could qualify for up to 10 years of tax exemptions.
The Town Centre provides entertainment, recreation, and dining all within walking distance. The area has been developed with dense residential units, which guarantees regular traffic. It’s an area of regular investment from the municipality and aligns with the area’s adaptation from a resource-based economy to a service-based economy. Over 90% of businesses in the Town Centre say their business is either steady or increasing, which reflects just how good the climate is for business in Maple Ridge.
Reach Out to One of Our Experienced Maple Ridge Lawyers
Contact us today at 604-559-2529 or email us at [email protected], and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have during your initial consultation.
How Our Maple Ridge Real Estate Lawyers Can Help Clients
Whether you’re a home buyer looking for a cozy neighbourhood in Maple Ridge, or a commercial property developer needing help with permits, contracts, or secured loans, the Real Estate Team at Winright Law is more than happy to talk with you about how we can help.
Our Maple Ridge Real Estate Law Services:
- Private Lending
- Contract Drafting
- Contract Reviews
- Commercial Transactions
- Commercial Leasing
- Real Estate Property Assessment Appeals – Appeal Board
Metro Vancouver saw a 46% increase in home sales in March 2020 over March 2019. Housing costs in Maple Ridge are around 50% cheaper than Vancouver. Detached homes can be found for around $827,000. The average rent for a 2-bedroom home is $1,000. Nearly 80% of Maple Ridge residents own their own homes. With the housing market rising and the cost of owning a home low, Maple Ridge is an ideal place to make your investment.
How Our Maple Ridge Estate Planning Lawyers Can Help Clients
The average Maple Ridge resident is in their early 40s, with their mind focused on retiring as quickly as possible. But what about after retirement? That’s where we come in. It is important to set up a comprehensive plan that guarantees your assets are properly managed and distributed upon death. Winright Law’s experts in wealth preservation can make sure that happens.
Our Estate Planning Services Include:
- Declarations of Trusts
- Promissory Notes
- Family Trusts
- Cohabitation/Marriage Agreements
Estate planning is all about protecting your loved ones from having to deal with the headache of accessing your estate if something were to happen to you. Without proper measures in place, the cost of administering your estate could be excessively high.
Ensuring that you have a will and that it is legally valid is the best way to make things easier on your family and friends, and Winright Law is here to guide you through every step. In situations where a loved one has passed on without a will, our lawyers can help you deal with the probate process and administrate the estate appropriately. We can also help you preserve your wealth through other means including trusts, contracts, and promissory notes.
About Maple Ridge, BC
Maple Ridge’s proximity to lakes, the riverfront, and mountains, make it a wonderful place to live for outdoorsy people. If you’re more of a city slicker, you’ll still feel completely at home thanks to the urbanized and ever-growing Town Centre, not to mention the short commute to Vancouver.
Maple Ridge has a unique blend of culture and heritage as one of the oldest colonial municipalities in BC, and as part of the traditional land of the Katzie First Nation. The Maple Ridge Museum, residing in a home built in 1907, provides a glimpse into the past and the relationship between the Katzie First Nation and the settlors who arrived in the are in the late 1800s.
The area is serviced by Ridge Meadows Hospital, a full-service hospital with 24/7 emergency care, operated by Fraser Health. The school district serves 14,000 students from K-12, and over a dozen world class post-secondary institutions, including Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, are within a short commute.
Thanks to the new RapidBus which opened in January 2020, Maple Ridge residents can now enjoy an express bus to the Coquitlam SkyTrain station for easy access to the Millennium Line SkyTrain. Metro Vancouver has never before been this connected.
There are certainly no questions as to why Maple Ridge lawyers at Winright Law are excited to provide legal services residents in this thriving city.
If you’re considering us for your legal services, you can book a free initial assessment by using our scheduler. Talk to our lawyers serving Maple Ridge at your convenience to find out if Winright Law is right for you.