Funding for my legal fees to keep my company

Hi Everyone.

I've never done this before but I thought I'd try it out. 

I'm going through a legal battle with a business partner. We started a healthy food service company 4 years back in Toronto ON.  Although we've grown as a company, COVID has definitely impacted overall business this year. To make matters worse, we've had a falling out as business partners. Needless to say, I've worked my tail off since the beginning and as most entrepreneurs know, the business becomes like a child. Unfortunately, the growth has been due to my contributions alone in the last 3 years - I’ve worked endless hours of frontline work, supply runs, books, payroll etc.

I feel as though i've worked too hard to just give it up and as the legal fees pile up, i'm turning to Gofundme to really just look for help with this. I’m not sure what my business partners’ end goal is but we have both accused each other of violating provisions in our shareholder agreement. At the end of the day one of us buys each other out but since I’ve done all the work in the last 3 years, it’s likely me buying my business partner out. Unfortunately rather than coming to a quick settlement, opposition counsel seems to want to prolong this.

I don't expect much, nor do I think people will see this page, but who knows?

A little about me: I like to think I work hard and really try my best with everything I do. I'm ambitious but realize that nothing in life can go perfectly. I hope to continue running this business as I truly believe in healthy eating and giving back not only to the community, but to the world. My desire is to help others with my business and to allow my customers to live in the moment when trying our products - reflect on life and just have a positive approach to everything.

I'm saddened that it's come to this and due to the ongoing legal issues, I'm not at liberty to go into any more detail with respect to my company. But rest assured any money raised will go to my legal fees so I can continue to do what I love.

I appreciate the help should you choose to donate.

Best Regards,

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