Office 4, 8-18 Whitehall Street, FOOTSCRAY VIC 3011

Commercial & Corporate Law

Much of our advice is for early stage companies and startups. Our focus is on acting for entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses (OMBs) and investors. We advise in relation to corporate transactions, banking, financing, commercial contracts and on all aspects of running and growing a business in the Australia. We are here to support you in every steps you take towards your business and provide commercial advice on all aspects of running your business and on your relationship with customers and suppliers. Our lawyers combine strong technical expertise with a track record in delivering flexible and creative solutions for our clients.

We will help you to take the necessary steps to establish your business in the Australia, whether you wish to set up a new venture or expand an overseas operation. Our business services teams work closely with other specialists to take care of all your initial and ongoing legal and operational needs, allowing you to focus on selling your products or services.

In setting up your new business, you will be faced with a number of key choices with regard to structuring, funding and taxation. We will explain the differences between operating as a sole trader or partnership, or incorporating as a company or limited liability partnership. As tax and accounting considerations are often the primary drivers behind this decision, our lawyers work closely with our other practice areas and other advisers to ensure that you get the right advice at the very beginning. Depending on your choice of business structure, our business streamline system ensures the initial setup is done without delay.

Our business and commercial lawyers can provide assistance for a range of commercial and business legal matters, including:

  • Advice in regard to business structures including partnerships, trusts and corporations
  • Legal advice if you are starting a business
  • Partnership and joint venture agreements
  • Buying and selling a business
  • Lending agreements & the securities market
  • Guarantees and security documents
  • Bankruptcy and debt collection
  • Business name registration
  • Lease agreements
  • Employment law including employment contracts, employee rights, unfair dismissal and confidentiality agreements
  • Advice in regard to business management and administration
  • Administrative law
  • Advice on legislative requirements, including corporate structure, governance and compliance
  • Advice in regard to business management and administration
  • Copyright and intellectual property law
  • Estate and succession planning
  • Corporate and commercial litigation in Court
  • Employee share and; option schemes
  • Corporate mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and sales
  • Advice in regard to tax law including capital gains tax
  • Advice for non-profit organisations and charities