Business and commercial law can be one of the most daunting areas of law because it incorporates and combines many different aspects – from employment law to contract law, taxation and property law. We understand the complexities of these issues and the stress they can place on businesses and their owners.
We can provide comprehensive advice in all areas relating to your business. Our lawyers will guide you through the process, making sure you are fully informed and understand each step along the way. Whether you have been in business for years or are just starting out, we will become a partner you can rely upon.
Setting up a sound business structure is arguably the most important step a business owner can make. How you set up your business can prevent a great deal of legal headaches later on. We help with the set up of business partnerships, companies, trusts, franchise or joint ventures. We are also experienced in corporate restructures and partnership dissolutions.
Our lawyers draft and review business contracts with the primary intention of protecting all of our client’s legal interests now and into the future. We ensure all obligations of due diligence are met and look over every term and condition with a fine tooth comb. We are well versed in all types of business contracts including the purchase or sale of a business, supply agreements, partnership agreements, franchise agreements and all other types of commercial contracts.
Commercial disputes and litigation
In commercial disputes, there are often strict time limits and deadlines, so if you are experiencing any disputes, we urge you to get in contact with us quickly. Our team is experienced in all areas of commercial disputes, including debt recovery, breach of contract, partnership disputes and building and property disputes.
Corporations law (also not-for-profit and unincorporated associations)
Corporations law can seem like a complex maze. The inner workings of a company and its governance are well travelled by our lawyers and we can assist with shareholders agreements, advice on corporate governance and documenting company administrations.
Buying a franchise is an exciting time, but you need to be aware of your rights and obligations. Our lawyers will examine your franchise documents and identify any potential problems before they arise. Our commercial law team are experienced in dealing with franchise disputes, reviewing franchising documents and franchisor disclosure documents to help ensure you are making a wise business investment.
Property and leasing
Our lawyers assist in all areas of commercial and business property and leasing. Whether you are the landlord or the tenant, we will review your rental agreement to ensure you have the right property and the right protection for your business.
Business succession and asset protection
Our lawyers will work with you to ensure that all the hard work you have put into your business does not go to waste and at all times, your business and assets are protected. We can do this through the creation of trusts, Powers of Attorney and ensuring you have a proper Will in place.