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Starting a business can be a complex process. Lex Start and National Bank will handle your legal needs in an uncomplicated way, at a fixed price.

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Exclusive offer for National Bank clients.
Get one hour of free legal advice and more when you open a business account.   

A value of $435. See details ↓

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  • Fixed price
  • 50% of the cost of traditional firms.
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All documents are validated by a business lawyer. 

Our turnkey offer

Did you open a business account with National Bank? You can now take advantage of one hour of free legal advice with a lawyer from Lex Start.

Regardless of the development stage of your business project, this free hour of consultation will help guide your business strategy. 

Our turnkey offer includes: 

  1. One-hour of legal consultation with a lawyer
  2. A contract template that can be customized to your needs
  3. A 20% discount on your next consultation with us 

Here are some examples of contracts that can be discussed: 

  • Freelance agreement
  • Service agreement  
  • Letter of intent  
  • Employment agreement 
  • Non-disclosure agreement
  • Internship contract 

Incorporate your business with Lex Start and get a $350 refund following the opening of your business account2

This offer cannot be combined with our turnkey offer including free legal advice.

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Find the right legal kit for your business

Incorporation of a company

Starting at $7003 plus taxes

Federal or provincial incorporation is the main legal form for entrepreneurs looking to set up a company.

Kit includes:

  • Statutes and certificates
  • Digital minutes book (organizing resolutions and regulations)
  • Share capital
  • Government fees
  • Validation of documents by a lawyer

See the kit

Shareholders’ agreement

Starting at $800 plus taxes

The shareholders’ agreement is a contract that regulates the rights and obligations of each shareholder.

Kit includes:

  • A standard shareholders’ agreement
  • Validation of document by a lawyer
  • Document validation by a lawyer

Learn more about this solution

Terms and conditions (website/mobile app)

Starting at $5003 plus taxes

This kit is essential for regulating what the users of your website or mobile app can do.  

Kit includes:

  • Conditions of use
  • Privacy policy
  • Document validation by a lawyer

Learn more about this kit


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Legal Notes

Information presented in the form of legal documentation is of a general nature and is provided without any guarantee as to its accuracy or possible obsolescence. This information should not be construed as legal advice. If you need specific legal advice, you must consult a lawyer. 

Neither National Bank nor Lex Start, nor their representatives, assume any responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of the content. However, all services provided by a lawyer on this platform are the responsibility of the lawyer. 

1To book your hour of free legal advice as part of the turnkey offer, you must have opened a business account with National Bank beforehand. The benefits granted as part of this offer cannot be transferred or combined with any other National Bank benefit and are not retroactive. The offer may be modified or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. 

2For details about the terms of this offer, visit this page on the Lex Start website. This offer cannot be combined with the turnkey offer that includes free legal advice. 

3Additional options for this kit are available at and prices may vary according to the options chosen. 

Frequently Asked Questions – Turnkey offer

What is the turnkey offer for businesses?

When you open any type of business account at National Bank, you can take advantage of one hour of free legal advice with a lawyer from Lex Start, an online platform that provides legal services for entrepreneurs.

In addition to this free hour of consultation, you will also get a contract template that can be customized to your needs and 20% off your next consultation, all valued at $435.

How can I take advantage of the turnkey offer for businesses?

Simply open any type of business account online or by phone.  

Once your business account is activated, you can book your free consultation with a lawyer from Lex Start.

I opened a business account one month ago. Do I qualify for the turnkey offer?

The turnkey offer, which includes free legal advice from Lex Start, applies to the opening of any new business account during the offer period. Benefits under this offer are not transferable or cumulative with other National Bank benefits and are not retroactive.