Jonathan Reilly

Jonathan Reilly
English Bay Law Corporation
Partner, President

Jonathan Reilly, partner and president of British Columbia’s English Bay Law Corporation, is focused on corporate and commercial law. 

After graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University with his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1989, Mr. Reilly earned his Master of Arts in theological studies from Regent College in 1997 and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia in 2000. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2003.

Focusing on corporate and commercial law, Mr. Reilly handles incorporation, restoration, dissolution, annual resolutions, public reporting, and disclosure and offering documents.

He advises on due diligence and contract reviews, purchase and sale of businesses, private equity, partnership and shareholder agreements, subscription, purchase and sale agreements, and commercial and residential mortgages.

Between obtaining his BBA and LL.B, Mr. Reilly was elected to the board of a credit union. He has also served as director, CFO, and corporate secretary of a mining corporation, and as secretary of a wind energy corporation.

He began his legal career as a paralegal with Freshfields in London, England where he worked on mergers and acquisitions and securities matters.

Jonathan Reilly In The News
Detailed agreement key when creating partnership structure

A partnership can be a flexible and desirable option for many businesses, but its success can be largely dependent on a strong partnership agreement that addresses a number of ... Read more

Anonymous tip line not ideal for tackling systemic real estate issues

Although British Columbia’s real estate regulator is aiming to boost consumer protection via its new anonymous  tip line to report alleged misconduct by agents ... Read more

Vancouver rules for short-term rentals to ease city's vacancy rate: mayor

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver is moving to legalize short-term rental accommodation but operators will only be able to advertise their principal residence. Vancouver ... Read more

Securities law compliance vital for private firms raising money

For small to mid-sized businesses, raising money can be a challenge — but technical compliance is crucial in this area, and private companies have to be careful not to run ... Read more

Complete corporate records more than just filing annual returns

Filing annual returns online may seem like an easy process in British Columbia — but privately held companies who keep their own books may not realize that they must ... Read more

Crucial for business owners to give thought to succession plan

It is never too early to have a succession plan in place that ensures the continuity or smooth transfer of a business and its assets in the event of the owner’s death ... Read more

Vancouver Vacancy Tax to impact retirees, purchasers in 2018

Several retirees and companies are likely to be inadvertently caught up in the City of Vancouver’s recent move to tax ‘vacant’ properties, leaving them with few ... Read more

Trust, communication key when creating estate planning agreements

Creating a representation agreement may seem simple and direct — but in reality, it involves a personalized process that requires clients to consider a number of difficult ... Read more

Legal, financial due diligence vital part of buying a business

Although handing over the funds and getting a receipt is enough to make the sale of a business legally binding, this is not an advisable way to assess the viability of a possible ... Read more

Corporate solicitor, tax expert integral to family trust plan

For some families, trusts can prove to be an important tax-saving tool, but   there are a number of key legal and financial requirements to keep in mind when considering this ... Read more

Multiple wills could prove useful for some B.C. businesses

With probate now optional under British Columbia's new  Wills Estates and Succession Act , businesses owners in the province have the ability to create multiple wills, ... Read more

Similar strategies can drive success in sports, business

Acquiring the best players, making sure everyone works well together and implementing problem-solving strategies are the building blocks for a winning hockey season — but ... Read more

Implementation of new tax creates problems for B.C. homebuyers

The B.C. government opted for a quick implementation of its new property transfer tax, aimed at slowing the Vancouver housing market — which has resulted in confusion and ... Read more

Jonathan Reilly thrives on crafting solutions for clients

For Vancouver corporate lawyer Jonathan Reilly , taking the time to get to know the details of a client’s business needs is a critical part of helping them achieve their ... Read more

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