In today’s complex and competitive commercial environment, all businesses require access to lawyers who have passion, commercial insight, and experience within the industry. Navigating the commercial world presents the opportunity to fall into numerous pitfalls, and to encounter risks at every turn. Fortunately, most can be avoided with practical legal advice prior to the potential threat materialising.
We understand the hard work and dedication it takes to build and maintain a business and the legal support you require. We pride ourselves in finding innovative and pragmatic solutions to your commercial issues. Our Commercial Lawyers will proactively work with you to ensure your business continues to run smoothly.
Our Commercial and Business lawyers are here to help you.
What We Offer
- Asset Protection
- Bankruptcy Advice
- Business Agreements
- Business Disputes
- Business Structures
- Business Succession Planning
- Commercial Litigation
- Confidentially Agreements
- Contractual Disputes
- Debt Collection
- Debt Recovery
- Defective Products
- Dispute Resolution
- Due Diligence
- Insolvency Advice
- Loan Agreements
- Personal Properties Securities and Registration
- Sale and Purchase Agreements
- Sale and Transfer of Shares
What structure should I use for my new business?
There are four main types of business structures for conducting business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. A person can carry on business as a sole trader, in partnership, with a trust or as a company.
The choice of business structure is an important decision to make at the start of a business venture, as the structure can have significant impacts on factors such as tax action, reporting requirements, and setting up costs.
Some factors that must be considered when deciding what structure to choose include the initial cost of starting up the business and how many people are involved in the business.
Book in a free first interview to discuss what structure is right for your business!
What should I consider when buying a business?
If you are considering buying a business, there are many things you need to do from a legal, financial and general business perspective. Getting the right advice from the start is important. The structure of and issues involved in the sale are quite different if you are buying the business assets only, compared with the shares in the company that owns the business.
Making sure you follow the right process before signing any documents is a key component of a successful business purchase.
The main things to do before signing a contract are:
- Get professional advice
- Review & understand all documentation
We are here to help you in your decision to purchase a business. Contact us and book in your free first interview!
What is a trust?
A trust is an obligation imposed on a person (the trustee) to hold property or income for the benefit of others (the beneficiaries). A trustee is responsible for the operation of the trust. A trustee can be an individual, partnership or a company. There are a number of laws which govern how a trustee must perform his or her obligations to the trust. The primary obligation of a trustee is to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries of the trust.
If you or someone you know wants to start a trust, contact us to book in a free first interview.
Our Commercial and Business team
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