Common Issues When Registering a BC Corporation: Expert Insights from Falcon Law PC


Registering a corporation in British Columbia (BC) can be an exciting and transformative step for entrepreneurs and businesses. However, the process is not without its challenges and potential pitfalls. At Falcon Law PC, we understand the common issues that individuals and companies may encounter when registering a BC corporation. Our experienced legal team is here to provide expert guidance and solutions to help you navigate these challenges successfully. For tailored advice and assistance, please contact Falcon Law PC at 1-877-892-7778 or via email at

Table of Contents

  1. Name Availability and Compliance
  2. Complex Regulatory Requirements
  3. Shareholder Agreements
  4. Tax Planning and Compliance
  5. Filing and Documentation Errors
  6. The Role of Falcon Law PC
  7. Conclusion

Name Availability and Compliance

Issue: Selecting a corporation name that is already in use or does not comply with British Columbia Registrar of Companies’ naming regulations can lead to delays and complications in the registration process.

Solution: Conduct a thorough name search to ensure your chosen name is unique and available. Seek legal guidance to ensure compliance with naming regulations.

Complex Regulatory Requirements

Issue: Understanding and complying with BC’s intricate regulatory requirements, including those related to share structures, corporate governance, and reporting obligations, can be challenging.

Solution: Work with experienced legal professionals who specialize in corporate law to ensure full compliance with BC’s regulations.

Shareholder Agreements

Issue: Failing to establish clear shareholder agreements can lead to disputes and legal issues down the road, potentially affecting the corporation’s stability.

Solution: Draft comprehensive shareholder agreements that outline ownership percentages, rights, responsibilities, and dispute resolution mechanisms.

Tax Planning and Compliance

Issue: Inadequate tax planning or non-compliance with tax regulations can result in unexpected tax liabilities and financial challenges for the corporation.

Solution: Collaborate with tax experts and legal advisors to develop a tax-efficient strategy and ensure compliance with tax laws.

Filing and Documentation Errors

Issue: Errors or omissions in filing documents with the Registrar of Companies can lead to rejected applications and delays.

Solution: Carefully review all documents, seek legal guidance, and consider professional assistance in preparing and submitting paperwork.

The Role of Falcon Law PC

At Falcon Law PC, we specialize in corporate and business law in BC. Our legal team is dedicated to assisting individuals and businesses in successfully registering and operating their BC corporations. We offer comprehensive legal support, guidance, and solutions to address common issues and ensure a seamless registration process.


Registering a BC corporation can be a rewarding endeavor, but it comes with its share of challenges. By proactively addressing common issues related to name availability, compliance, shareholder agreements, tax planning, and documentation, you can set your corporation on a path to success. Falcon Law PC is here to provide the expertise and support you need to overcome these challenges and achieve your business goals. Contact us today at 1-877-892-7778 or for personalized assistance and guidance throughout the registration process.

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