I intend to create an 'inc.' moral entity in Quebec, Canada (corporation).

Can I own 75% of the shares while splitting profit 50/50 with my partner? (In a legally binding manner)

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    Is a "moral entity" a feature of law in Canada or Quebec? Dec 29, 2020 at 23:46
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    Why do you want to split ownership of the company in a different split than your profits (and potentially losses)? Generally profits are a function of ownership; what other benefits do you expect to derive from your 75% ownership stake?
    – sharur
    Dec 30, 2020 at 0:09
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    @GeorgeWhite A corporation. Sorry, I translated it roughly from French, which I understand now is not as straight forward as I thought.
    – ursulet
    Dec 30, 2020 at 6:21
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    @ursulet would recommend editing your question to include this information, as that changes the situation (the temporality of the profit sharing) and doing so may yield a better answer being put forward, and comments on this site are ephemeral, so they can disappear over time; Also, welcome to the stackExchange network. We're a little different from other websites, so I would recommend you take the tour.
    – sharur
    Dec 30, 2020 at 8:39
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    Ownership also can affect voting for board members and other critical issues and the division of proceeds if the company is sold. You can look into using different classes of stock with different voting and dividend rights. Dec 30, 2020 at 19:43

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Companies can have different classes of shares with different rights: rights to dividends, voting, distribution of assets on winding up etc. Basically, it’s pretty much completely customisable.

  • Good answer, thanks.
    – ursulet
    Apr 9, 2021 at 21:20

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