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Business & Commercial

Take advantage of our practical legal business solutions for individuals, small businesses and SMEs

You might be starting a business and looking for legal advice, looking for a business lawyer to assist with commercial litigation or planning to buy or sell a business. If that’s you, we can help.

We have sound experience across many different industries and offer practical legal solutions to individuals, small businesses and SMEs in the following areas:

Business contracts

We can prepare or review all types of legal contracts, including purchase or sale of business, put and call options, franchise agreements, supply agreements, service agreements, distribution agreements, partnership agreements, commercial contracts. We’ll make sure that the contract terms and conditions are suitable for your business now and into the future and ensure that due diligence standards are met.

Business structures

If you are establishing a new business enterprise we can help you make sure that you are setting the business up soundly, whether by partnership, joint venture, company, trust or franchise. If you’re looking to restructure your business, we can help with partnership dissolutions and corporate restructures.

Business succession and asset protection

You need a plan in place to make sure that your business and personal assets are protected. We can work with your business and family to devise a plan that keeps your hard earned assets safe.

Commercial disputes and litigation

We offer dispute resolution services and litigation representation covering a wide range of problems, including breach of contract, building and property disputes, debt recovery, copyright infringement, partnership disputes and corporations law.

Commercial law and small business legal advice

We offer small business legal help in a wide range of matters, including trade practices law and consumer law.

Corporations law

We can assist with shareholders agreements, advice on corporate governance and documenting company administrations.

Franchises

If you’re looking to buy into a franchise, we can help you go through the franchise agreement and franchisor disclosure documents to make sure that you are aware of all of the issues that could make or break your new business.

Insolvency and bankruptcy

We can assist with the whole process of recovering money owed to you from an initial letter of demand or creditor’s statutory demand through to commencing proceedings with the Court and obtaining judgment.

Property and leasing

We can assist with retail leasing and commercial leasing for both landlords and tenants. We can also assist with the sale or purchase of commercial property.

Taxation and finance

We can draft and review mortgages, guarantees, charges and other securities documentation as well as advise in regard to GST, capital gains tax and land tax.

We can help get business start-ups and micro-businesses off to a good start and help nurture and sustain more established businesses and corporate enterprises.

Talk to our friendly Business & Commercial team today

Business and Commercial Law  FAQs

Absolutely, we work with all businesses. How much revenue your business makes, and how many employees you have is irrelevant to who we work with.

Involving a commercial lawyer can be valuable at all stages in the life span of a business, from deciding on your structure and putting your documentation in place, to managing the challenges that your business will face over time, and on to succession planning when you are ready for a change.

Ultimately however, how much help you want with your business comes down to you. If you feel like the legal responsibilities you are attending to are becoming overwhelming, it’s probably time to consider talking to a lawyer.

For such an important proceeding, it’s recommended you seek professional aid. The legal and financial ramifications can be quite extreme if mistakes are made during the transaction.

It’s a good idea to have a lawyer help you set up your legally binding agreements before any potential business issues arise. For more information, read our article on why you may need a lawyer for a business prenup.

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