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For too long getting access to helpful advice from a legal expert has proved frustrating, complicated, and firmly filed in the ‘too hard basket’.
We’re proud to offer uncomplicated access to a qualified legal team who specialise in the things that make businesses tick; from initial setups and structures, through growth and acquisition, sale, and succession, franchising, estate planning and so much more.
Our commercial law services cover a wide range of legal issues that arise in the course of doing business, such as:
- Business formation: Our commercial lawyers help clients to establish and register different types of business entities, such as corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. They assist in preparing and filing the necessary documents and complying with the relevant laws and regulations.
- Contracts and agreements: Commercial law services draft, review, and negotiate various types of business contracts and agreements, such as employment contracts, lease agreements, licensing agreements, and service contracts.
- Mergers and acquisitions: Our commercial lawyers advise clients on all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions, including due diligence, contract negotiations, regulatory compliance, and post-transaction integration.
- Intellectual property: Commercial law services help clients to protect and manage their intellectual property, such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. They can assist with filing applications, enforcing rights, and resolving disputes.
- Compliance and regulatory matters: Our com lawyers help clients navigate the complex legal and regulatory frameworks that govern their industries. They can advise on compliance with laws and regulations and assist with government investigations and enforcement actions.
- Dispute resolution: Commercial law services provide legal representation and assistance in resolving disputes between businesses, including through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation.
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We offer a range of estate planning services to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes, and in the most tax-efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Our estate planning services can include:
- Wills and trusts: A will is a legal document that outlines a person's wishes for the distribution of their assets after their death. A trust is a legal entity that can hold and manage assets for the benefit of designated beneficiaries.
- Powers of attorney: A power of attorney is a legal document that designates a trusted person to make decisions on behalf of the person who created it if they become incapacitated.
- Advance healthcare directives: Advance healthcare directives are legal documents that outline a person's wishes for medical treatment if they become unable to make decisions for themselves.
- Probate and estate administration: Probate is the legal process of settling a person's estate after their death. Estate administration involves the management of a person's assets and property during their lifetime and after their death.
- Tax planning: Estate planning can also involve tax planning strategies to minimize the tax liability of an estate and its beneficiaries.
Our lawyers are experts in conducting M+A transactions and can help with:
- Due diligence: Conducting thorough due diligence on the target company to identify potential legal issues and liabilities.
- Negotiating and drafting transaction documents: Preparing and negotiating transaction documents such as letters of intent, purchase agreements, and ancillary agreements.
- Regulatory compliance: Advising on and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations governing mergers and acquisitions, including antitrust and competition laws.
- Corporate governance: Advising on corporate governance matters such as board composition, director duties, and fiduciary obligations.
- Tax advice: Providing tax advice on the structure of the transaction and potential tax consequences.
- Intellectual property: Reviewing and assessing intellectual property ownership and licensing arrangements.
- Employment and labour law: Advising on employment and labour law matters including employee benefits, executive compensation, and severance arrangements.
- Environmental law: Reviewing and assessing potential environmental liabilities associated with the target company.
- Dispute resolution: Advising on dispute resolution strategies and representing clients in related proceedings.
- Post-closing integration: Helping with post-closing integration, including the transfer of assets and employees, and the implementation of post-closing restructuring plans.
Our property law experts can help you with:
- Conveyancing services for buying and selling property
- Property development and subdivision
- Leasing and tenancy agreements for commercial and residential properties
- Property disputes and litigation, such as boundary disputes or landlord-tenant disputes
- Property management agreements
- Property due diligence and title searches
- Property finance and mortgage services
- Strata title and community title advice
- Easements and covenants
- Adverse possession claims
- Property planning and zoning advice
- Property tax advice and structuring
we work with all types of businesses but also specialise in these industries
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