woman at desk using tablet

Affordable Legal Consultation Tailored to Your Home Business

Hiring a law firm for your home-based business can be expensive. And with DIY legal websites, you may not know the best actions to take or have access to consultation with a lawyer when you need it. LegalShield’s Home Business Supplement provides access to a provider law firm for a wide variety of business legal matters. You’ll receive a year’s worth of unlimited consultation and a multitude of actual services for around the cost of a single contract review elsewhere. 

You might be self-employed, but you’re not on your own. Get legal assistance that’s tailored to your unique needs, enabling you to focus on what you do best – running your home business.

Advice, Consultation and Research

Receive advice and consultation on business legal matters related to your home business, plus 1 hour of research on each matter as needed.**

*Includes preexisting matters

**This does not include business legal matters covered under designated consultations. Certain business legal matters are not covered.

Designated Consultation

A provider lawyer will advise you on business legal matters including tax, patent, trademark, copyright, or intellectual property. Receive up to 3 annual designated phone consultations each year, of up to 30 minutes in length.

Letters or Phone Calls

A provider lawyer can provide further help with business legal matters by sending letters or making phone calls on behalf of your home business. Receive any combination of 12 letters or phone calls annually for both in province and out of province business legal matters, each on a unique business matter, with 1 follow-up communication if a response is received from a third party.  (Additional letters or phone calls, beyond the plan limit, can be obtained for a $75 flat fee each.)

Document Review*

Contracts and other business legal documents can be complicated and may include language that is not in your best interest. A provider lawyer can review business legal documents. Every month, you can submit up to 4 documents of up to 25 pages in length pertaining to both in and out-of-province business legal matters. (If you need more than four documents per month, a flat fee of $75 for each additional review applies.)

*Doesn’t include documents that are related to administrative proceedings and lawsuits.

Collection Letters

Late-paying clients are an unavoidable part of business. A provider law firm can help collect money that’s owed by writing collection letters, up to 4 per month for both in and out-of-province matters. (For additional letters, a flat fee of $75 each applies.)

CRA Audit Legal Services

With a Home Business Supplement, you receive CRA Audit Legal Services for help with items included on Form T2125, Form T2042, or Form T2121 of your personal federal income tax return. Business entity tax returns are not included.

Interprovincial/Territory Services

Receive help with out of province/territory business legal matters including consultation, document review, collection letters, and letters or phone calls.

25% Preferred Member Discount

For additional legal services not outlined in the member contract, you may receive a 25% discount from your provider law firm’s standard hourly rate. Your provider lawyer will review these fees prior to engagement.

Residential Leasing

Do you lease up to 10 residential properties?  LegalShield’s Home Business Supplement helps alleviate guess work and headaches that stem from landlord-tenant issues. (Does not cover commercial property leases such as high-rise, offices, retail/restaurant, multifamily complexes, etc.)

Get Legal Support to Protect and Grow Your Business
Add a Home Business Supplement to a Personal Legal Plan for Just $14.95/Month

Eligibility: Must have a LegalShield Legal Plan. This supplement is not available to businesses with employees other than immediate family members.

This is a general overview of the Small Business Legal Plans available from PPL Legal Care of Canada Corp d/b/a LegalShield (“LegalShield”) for illustration purposes only. LegalShield provides access to legal services offered by a network of provider law firms to LegalShield members through membership-based participation. Neither LegalShield nor its officers, employees or sales associates directly or indirectly provide legal services, representation, or advice. Small Business Legal Plans and certain benefits are not available in all provinces.  See a Small Business Legal Plan contract for a specific province or territory for complete terms, coverage, amounts, and conditions. Custom contract drafting services don’t include mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, or private placements, administrative or regulatory matters or franchise agreements and legal matters covered under Designated Consultations, pleadings or any documents related to administrative proceedings or lawsuits. Negotiations and redrafts are available under the 25% discount from the Provider Firm's hourly rate.

Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. d/b/a LegalShield and PPL Legal Care of Canada Corporation d/b/a LegalShield (“LegalShield”) do not offer legal plans in Québec.  Legal plans for Québec residents are offered by NextGen CC&C Avocats Inc., a Québec law firm (“NextGen”), and are subject to the terms and conditions of the legal services contract with NextGen.  NextGen is managed by Québec lawyers, who are not agents or employees of LegalShield. Sales, marketing, and administration are provided by LegalShield. LegalShield independent associates provide marketing services for NextGen and applicable commissions will be paid through LegalShield.