Our Menu of Services

We are a full-service commercial law firm with offices in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.

We can assist you with:

Business and Investment Structures

  • Setting up business structures, including Partnerships, Companies and Trusts
  • Setting up investment structures, including Trusts and Self-Managed Super Funds
  • Assisting with the franchising of a business concept
  • Implementing comprehensive Shareholder Agreements, Unit Holder Agreements and Constitutions
  • Setting up structures for collective investments, including Units Trusts, Unregulated Managed Investment Schemes and Regulated MISs
  • Providing advice and implementing strategies to protect accumulated wealth and business assets from unjust claims

Business sales and acquisitions

  • Acting for people buying and selling businesses (ranging from small family businesses to medium sized enterprises)
  • Acting for people buying into a business, or selling equity to an employee or outsider

Trading Structures

  • Implementing Standard Trading Terms & Conditions (including privacy issues, trading references, guarantees, etc)
  • Drafting tailored commercial agreements, including specialised ‘one off’ type agreements
  • Drafting and advising on loans and structured (and securitised) financing arrangements
  • Implementing debt collection procedures, and other ‘cash acceleration’ strategies

Employment law

  • Preparation of employment contracts and other bespoke specific work agreements, policies, procedures and employee handbooks
  • Reviewing and advising on workplace arrangements, including acting on workplace restructures and Modern Awards
  • Assisting with matters relating to employee misconduct, performance issues, underpayment and unfair dismissal claims, termination and workplace complaints
  • Assisting with carrying out workplace investigations relating to serious employee misconduct
  • Representation in the Fair Work Commission, Federal Court, the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Australian Human Rights Commission

Estate & Business Succession Planning

  • Preparing Wills and implementing more complex Estate Planning strategies
  • Implementing Business Succession strategies, including Buy-Sell Agreements (funded and unfunded)
  • Assisting people make a claim under a Will for an adequate share of the Estate assets (i.e. challenging a Will)
  • Acting for Executors and Trustees of Wills to deal with claims for adequate provision

Property and Conveyancing

  • Providing conveyancing services to people buying and selling real estate, including reviewing contracts, and providing associated GST advice
  • Preparing and reviewing Commercial Leases
  • Preparing Land Holding Agreements (including simple Joint Ownership Agreements)

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law

  • Assistance with all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency
  • Corporate reconstructions
  • Complete small business advisory service, including director duties and liabilities, and personal liability for taxation debts

Family Law

  • Assisting with divorce, separation and property settlements
  • Preparing and advising on Binding Financial Agreements (commonly known as ‘Prenuptial Agreements’)
  • Assisting with the dissolution of De facto relationships
  • Advising on Domestic Relationship Agreements, Spousal Maintenance and Child Support

Disputes

  • Acting for people in commercial disputes with third parties
  • Acting for people in commercial disputes with their business partners
  • Acting for people in a dispute with the Tax Office and other revenue authorities, including handling audits, objections and appeals

Taxation Law and Tax Disputes

  • Acting for people with significant tax debts to manage their situation with the Tax Office
  • Providing technical tax advice on complex tax and superannuation laws

Not for Profits

  • Advising on and setting up legal structures
  • Preparing tailored governing documents to maximise opportunities to access funding
  • Obtain and maintain charity registrations
  • Registering NFPs with government bodies for tax purposes

Our Great Lawyer Guarantee

We want to be part of your team over the long term. We'll achieve this by sticking closely to the following principles:

  • We'll listen carefully to understand what you want to achieve. Then we'll thoroughly explain our advice and step you through the documents. You can be sure you'll know the full consequences.
  • Our lawyers work as a team, so someone will always be available to answer your questions, or point you in the right direction. You will also benefit from a range of perspectives and experience.
  • One of our key goals is to pass on as much knowledge as we can, so you can make your own informed decisions. We want to make you truly independent.
  • We only do what we're good at. You can be confident that we know what we're doing and won't pass on the cost of our learning.
  • For advice and documents, we provide a fixed or capped quote so you don’t take price risk. If you're in a dispute, we'll map out the process and costs so you know what to expect.
  • We're not in this game for our egos. We're in it for a front row seat to witness your success.

We measure our success on how efficiently we have facilitated your objectives, enhanced your relationships, and reduced the level of stress for all involved.

If we sound like people you can work with, call us now on 1300 654 590 and speak directly with a great lawyer.

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Director Identification Numbers

Director Identification Numbers

In June 2020, legislation was passed to enable the rollout of Director Identification Numbers (DINs) for company directors. The Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) is ready to start registering directors from November 2021.

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