Stephen C. Mogdan
Stephen C. Mogdan was born in Calgary, and received his B.A. from the University of Calgary in 1995. He received his M.Phil in Medieval History from Trinity College, Dublin in 1996. He received his LL.B. from the University of Alberta in 2001 and was admitted to the Bar in 2002. He lives in Lethbridge with his wife and two children.
Stephen has a general law practice with an emphasis on divorce and family law, civil litigation, and corporate/commercial law. He also has a longstanding interest in municipal law and administrative law. He practices in Lethbridge and in Fort McMurray.
Stephen is currently the co-Chair of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce (Intergovernmental Affairs Committee), and is a member of the Original Lethbridge Breakfast Business Club, and Lethbridge Host Lions Club.
Stephen also sits on the Lethbridge John Howard Society's board of directors.
Articles by Stephen C. Mogdan
Many companies are small ones – family members who have incorporated to run the family business, or a pair or small group of equal partners in a small business enterprise. In these cases, their relationship as shareholders is much like a marriage – and they usually don’t go into it thinking about what the divorce will be like. In practice, these shareholders often rely on good faith or the strength ...
Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2011
In my last blog article I focused on the ‘oppression’ remedies of section 242 of the Alberta Business Corporations Act (“ABCA”). Where a shareholder or director is the victim of ‘oppressive’ conduct by other shareholders or directors of the corporation, the Court can provide certain remedies to settle the dispute.
In some cases, a shareholder can find themselves in a situation where the conduct complained of falls short of the definition ...
Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2011
You’re about to start a business – or you’ve been operating your small business for some time and it’s progressing nicely – and someone suggests that you should ‘incorporate’ or operate ‘through a company’. What does that mean? And what is involved?
‘Incorporation’ is a process governed by provincial (or federal) law. Briefly summarized, a ‘corporation’ or ‘company’ is a legal entity consisting of shareholders and one or more directors, and ...
Posted on Sat, 3 Dec 2011
Technology and legislation have made it easier for people to do certain things for themselves – such as incorporating a business, or creating a Will.
But is it a good idea? Sometimes, just because you can do something yourself does not necessarily mean that you should. You probably can figure out if you have the flu by ‘googling’ your symptoms on WebMD, but giving yourself a medical diagnosis may not be ...
Posted on Mon, 23 Jan 2012
The term “due diligence” usually applies in commercial purchase transactions, and is therefore something lawyers deal with on a regular basis. When someone is proposing to buy a business - whether by purchasing the assets of the business or the shares of the corporation - due diligence investigations are usually conducted into the target corporation/business.
In general terms, the objective of due diligence investigations is to ensure that the proposed purchase ...
Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2012