We Care For Your Business Just As Our Own
There are a number of legal requirements to consider when conducting a business in Australia. Whether you are starting, running, growing or exiting a business, we are able to assist you and work with you as a team. We understand that lawyers may sometimes get in the way of business, so our solution-based approach will ensure that you achieve your goal in the most efficient and effective way. Our commercial acumen will also help you to identify potential risks and plan strategies to manage and minimise those risks.
» Business Structuring
When starting your own business, it is important to consider the best formation and structure for you. By choosing the right business structure, you can run your business to suit your needs, where you will be able to reduce time and cost expenditures and as a result, become more profitable. Whether you want to operate as a sole trader or through a complex trust structure for assets protection, we are able to assist you.
» Buying & Selling a Business
Advice on the proposed purchase structure (e.g. sole trader, partnership or company)
Prepare or Review Contract of Sale
Negotiate on terms of the contract
Liaise with finance providers
Transfer of any existing leases or equipments
Licensing (e.g. liquor licensing)
» Commercial Contracts & Agreement
Drafting a concise and effective agreement can protect your rights in a commercial transaction. No matter what your focus is, we will help you to achieve your goal by advising on the most suitable strategy through careful planning, drafting and negotiations.
We have considerable experience with commercial matters.
Joint Venture Agreements
Employment Contracts, policies and procedures
Business Succession Agreements
Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
Franchising is where the owner of the business (franchisor) allows another business (franchisee) to operate under their name and brand, and sell their products or services for a specified period.
Franchising could be rewarding for business owners who are looking to expand their business, while buying a franchise could be a good alternative to starting a new business. However, it is important that the right legal processes are followed. Franchising is regulated by the Franchising Code of Conduct and franchisees will be bound to run the business according to the terms of the franchise agreement.
We can help you with all facets of franchising at any stages:
PREPARATION FOR FRANCHISING YOUR BUSINESS
Advise on setting up business
Preparation of the business structure and policies
Advise and protection of your intellectual property
Setting up the proper structure and contracts
SELLING YOUR FRANCHISE
Advising and preparation of franchise agreements
Drafting of all legal documents such as service agreements
Stewardship of the sale process
BUYING A FRANCHISE
Advise on the franchise agreement
Setting up your company and trust if required
Preparation of your company structure and policies
Advice on licenses and permits
ONGOING FRANCHISE NEEDS
Preparing and reviewing Franchise agreements
Franchising Code of Conduct
Resolving franchise disputes
Franchising penalties and infringements