Business & Commercial Law

Advice on Documents

In order to succeed in business you will need advice on contracts, deeds, letters you receive from other lawyers difficult situations you find yourself in. Legal advice is essential when you find yourself in a difficult situation. Good legal advice is also essential in avoiding those difficult legal situations in the first place.

Our clients avoid all sorts of trouble by obtaining our advice on commercial Leases, Shareholder Agreements and other sorts of Contracts before they sign them. Sometimes this allows us to negotiate better terms and conditions before signing.  Occasionally our clients decide not to sign on the dotted line at all. Some of your best deals are sometimes the ones you walk away from.

Looking still further ahead we provide advice on enterprise strategy and business succession planning, including the creating of wills, trusts, and testamentary trusts to ensure the smooth succession of business ownership from one generation to the next. We also provide help in handling business disputes between business partners, business owners and shareholders.

Starting a Business in Australia

This is a book about starting a business. It provides a map, compass and checklist for starting a business from the ground up. I explain the process, and recommend the order in which you do things. I make suggestions about important steps, and factors you can give a...

Handy hints when selling your business.

Getting Ready for Sale Selling Your Business - Some helpful hints Maximise the selling price of your business before you list it for sale. Listing your business for sale without checking the things purchasers will look for first will cause you problems. The sale will...

Small Business Your Free Book

Small Business & The Law. WHY YOU MUST COMPLY   The law (ASIC)  enforces that a small business must comply under the laws whether you are a small business, business name or a registered company in Australia.  As the business owner, you are responsible to...

Can I borrow money from my own company?

Can I borrow money from my own company? Yes, but be careful the ATO doesn’t tax you on it. Unwritten loans are taxed as dividends by the ATO. But there is a way to avoid this sneaky deeming provision. Read on. Those of you fortunate enough to own your own company may...

Do commercial tenants still need to pay rent?

Do commercial tenants still need to pay rent? This is one of the questions landlords and tenants have been asking since the Government announced a Code of Conduct in early April. Implementing the Code has have proved to be more difficult than at first thought. The...