Areas of Practice

Business, Company and Commercial

  • Sale and purchase of businesses and companies
  • Formation, structuring and restructuring of businesses, companies, partnerships, joint ventures and trusts
  • All types of commercial documentation (licences, distribution agreements, service and consultancy agreements)
  • Trade Practices
  • Corporations Law
  • Trademark and Copyright
  • Capital raisings, rights issues, debenture issues and IPO’s
  • Liquor licensing
  • Hotel management agreements

Property Financing, Conveyancing and Estates

  • Sale and purchase of land (residential, commercial, industrial and farming)
  • Mortgages, securities and refinancing
  • Loan documentation
  • Leasing of commercial, retail, manufacturing and residential properties
  • Property development, building contracts and option agreements

Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • All state and federal courts and tribunals
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Commercial and general litigation in all specialist areas, such as:
    • Debt recovery
    • Insolvency
    • Trade Practices
    • Local government
    • Building and construction
    • Property settlements and estates

Franchising and Licensing

  • Acting for franchisors and franchisees
  • Franchise assessment and documentation
  • Disclosure and system documentation
  • Code of Practice compliance

Employment Law

  • Acting for both employers and employees
  • Advising terminations, redundancies and statutory entitlements
  • Compliance with legislative changes

Insolvency

  • Acting for liquidators, managers and receivers in the conduct, investigation and enforcement of the insolvency process
  • Drafting Deeds of Company Arrangements
  • Litigation and mediation of commercial disputes

Wills, Estate and Estate Planning

  • Drafting and advising on wills, including testamentary trusts
  • Obtaining grants of administration and probate
  • Estate planning and asset protection
  • Formation of charitable trusts and foundations

Our Clients

Our commercial clients are Australian and International small to medium sized companies and businesses.

Due to the nature of our relationships with our clients, which we based on years of understanding the specifics of their business, costs are reduced and our ability to react to each occurrence is enhanced.

Our clients come from a range of industries including:

Accountancy
Advertising
Agriculture
Architecture and Design
Building and Construction
Chemicals and Explosives
Computers
Engineering
Franchising
Hospitality and Tourism
Information Technology
Manufacturing
Media
Mining
Personnel/Recruitment
Publishing
Real Estate Development
Retailing and Wholesaling