Owning a business doesn’t need to be stressful.
Our lawyers work with businesses to negotiate important deals, manage risk and develop strategies to achieve growth and success. This gives our team a deep perspective on business and how to best approach every transaction you are undertaking, whether you are a start-up, a small business or a medium to large enterprise.
We listen to what is important to you, and understand the many competing pressures involved in managing your business. Our legal knowledge and services are designed to deliver value and results. Investment in good upfront advice can save you time, energy, and money later on.
Our team undertakes consistent professional development programs to keep pace with industry updates, ensuring that we have the latest knowledge to guide your business into the future.
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Are you a partnership, a company or a trust?
Do you know the difference?
Is the structure you have the most appropriate one for your business and stage of growth?
The structure you need depends on the type of business you run, who is involved, the income and assets held in the business and your budget. A structure can change as you grow, however, there can be tax and cost implications. A discussion with us can help you assess the difference and if required, help you to restructure.
Buying a business
We regularly assist clients in the purchase of businesses. You might buy a business once or twice in your lifetime. We guide you through the process, conduct thorough preparation and comprehensive due diligence to ensure the entire business is transferred to you, identify the risks and ensure you are not inheriting the debt of the previous owner.
Due diligence is a vital process and should be undertaken together with your trusted legal advisers.
Whether you are buying into a franchise, currently operating a franchise and having some difficulty, or looking to sell your business, our commercial lawyers can provide you with the advice needed to support a fruitful business relationship with your franchisor. Franchising has its own set of laws, and our business lawyers have experience with these laws and how they apply to franchising agreements. We create water-tight contract agreements that work within Australian contract law for franchises.