Starting a business

Starting a new business can be scary.  But it can also be lots of fun.

Hiring and working with a lawyer is often confusing and daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before. But when you’re starting a business, it’s crucial. With the right expertise on your side, you can feel confident you’ve got your legal ducks in a row as you’re getting down to business.

If you want to explore the benefits of having a great lawyer on your team, let’s kick things off with a no-obligation chat on 1300 654 590.

How we can help you

Having the right structure for your business from day one is very important.  As you build up value in your business, your objectives may change and you need to be ready to take advantage of new opportunities.  Sometimes it makes commercial sense to invest a little more upfront to save re-doing things later on.

We can help you lay the right foundations, including:

  • Establishing an appropriate trading structure, whether sole trader, partnership, company, trust or a more sophisticated structure;
  • Providing advice on the key issues that may affect your business in your particular industry and helping you develop strategies to deal with those issues; and
  • Assisting you to clearly understand and record your arrangements with other people that are involved in starting your business, including: Commercial Leases; Partnership Agreements; Shareholder Agreements; Funding/ Investment Agreements; Employment Agreements and Business Succession Agreements.

Our approach is to be pragmatic and efficient so that you can get your business up and running sooner.

Call us on 1300 654 590 to get us involved in the success of your business.

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To help, we have compiled a series of useful articles and links below that will help you optimise your trust distribution minutes and assist you in getting them right the first time, every time.

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Read more below to see how you may stay involved with the company throughout the liquidation process and how your role might change if you opt out.

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Things we can help you with:

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Starting your business

Starting a new business can be scary. But it can also be lots of fun!

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Running your business

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Selling your business

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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.