BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL
Whether you are starting a business and looking for legal advice or planning to buy or sell a business our firm can help.
We offer practical legal solutions to individuals and small businesses. The solicitors in our team can offer the following legal services:
If you are establishing a new business enterprise we can help you make sure that you are setting up the business with a sound legal structure, whether by partnership, joint venture, company, trust or franchise. If you are looking to restructure your business we can help with partnership dissolutions and corporate restructures.
Our firm 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 and commercial contracts. We’ll make sure that the contract terms and conditions are suitable for your business now and into the future and that due diligence is carried out.
We arrange the necessary searches and enquiries for business and commercial contracts. There is consideration of other issues such as the best entity to use as the purchaser. We can arrange a referral for independent tax advice where required. Our capable team offers assistance with lender’s documents and requirements. In all cases we aim to assist you in your aims so that the clearest and best outcome can be achieved.
We can assist with obtaining a new company, varying existing shareholders agreements and general advice as to the effects of the corporations law on your entity.
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 legal issues that could affect your new business.
Business succession and asset protection
It is wise to ensure that your business and personal assets are protected. We can work with your business and family to devise a plan that ensures your hard won assets are as protected as possible using entities such as unit, discretionary and family trusts, and revising your Wills and/or Enduring Powers of Attorney to bring these into alignment with the business structures you use.