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Bernie Olanski

BCom, JD



(519) 858-4471



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Co-founder & Partner of Lexcor Business Lawyers LLP – providing legal advice & services on a wide range of corporate and commercial legal issues and transactions.


Although the scope and calibre of work is Strictly Business®, Bernie and the lawyers at Lexcor have a refreshing, small-town attitude, and a friendly approach to the practice of law.


Co-developer of SpeedMatters for Corporate Law – intelligent document generation & data management software for creating and maintaining corporations.


Proud father of 2 daughters – national level springboard & tower divers and business school graduates;


Happy husband to an obsessive marathon runner;


Avid outdoorsman; amateur photographer; hopeful golfer and squash player.​​

Bernie grew up in small-town, northern Alberta – the oldest child of an entrepreneur in the oilfield maintenance business.  Bernie’s summer jobs with his father were always the dirtiest and most difficult – serving as a reminder to pursue higher education.


Bernie’s work is primarily with small to mid-sized, owner-operated businesses, and professional corporations –providing advice and assisting with all of their business law needs – from initial start-up to winding-down – and most everything between – including mergers, acquisitions, sales, divestitures, estate freezes, rollovers, family trusts, and other corporate reorganizations and other tax-driven maneuvers. Bernie also assists with the planning, negotiation, and drafting of all types of business contracts, such as leases, licenses, joint ventures, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, franchising arrangements, employment & independent contractor agreements.

Bernie completed law school at The University of Western Ontario after attending the University of Alberta, where he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1988 and became a Registered Trade-mark Agent in 1997.

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