What We Do
Strategy & Structure
We can advise on business structures that will work best for you. Consideration is given to industry requirements, administrative operation, taxation issues (in conjunction with your accountant), risk management and asset protection.
Terms & Conditions of Trade
What if you’re not paid? What if the goods are defective? Do you have clear up-to-date terms? Ask us about reviewing your terms or preparing new terms that are clear and user-friendly.
We find that almost all Terms & Conditions we come across need a refresh in light of the PPSA legislation and the need for Security Interests to protect retention of title arrangements.
Find out more about our fixed fee Terms & Conditions review services.
Contract Negotiation & Documentation
We can assist in negotiation and prepare contracts and agreements that are clear and easy to understand. We prepare documents which help you do business rather than create road blocks.
In many cases contracts can be prepared and provided to you in MS Word template format so you can use them again without having to come back to us unless something unique needs our further advice.
Partnership, Shareholder & Joint Venture
Is it clear who will put extra money in? What if a partner wants out? What if someone is incapacitated or dies?
If you’d like to protect your business with expert-drafted, legally-sound agreements, arrange to see one of our commercial lawyers today.
PPSA & PPSR
The Personal Property Securities Act and Register still represents a major challenge for the commercial and business world.
Our commercial lawyers have made it their business to know how the PPSA and PPSR work so that their advice can be efficient, cost effective and right.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Whether the sale or purchase is of business assets or of the entity (underlying equity – share sale or unit sale) our commercial team can help.
Our commercial lawyers regularly advise clients who need to undertake major spends in IT. This requires an understanding of how these projects are rolled out and tested so that the documents serve best practice.
This also requires an understanding of how IP ownership can effectively be shared together with appropriate non-competitive restraints.
Advising businesses who are increasingly selling online requires an understanding from the ‘coal face of how this works’. Our eCommerce business start up team is well placed to provide you with advice regarding this.
Trade marks have been around for a long time and still one of the most effective ways of protecting your brand.
Our lawyers don’t just advise on registering trade marks, they also act in disputes and litigation about trade marks. This provides them with unique understanding and perspective.
We act for developers as well as Mum & Dad investors in all aspects of property law in Queensland.
Our property law practice (including conveyancing) is embedded in our commercial team. In this way we ensure that senior commercial lawyers are on hand to have strategic input into what is simply treated as transactional.
Real estate investments are generally large investments and we find that clients expect us to apply commercial acumen when running conveyancing matters.
Commercial & Retail Shop Leasing
We act for landlord’s and tenants in all commercial and retail shop leasing matters in Queensland.
Our firm offers fixed fee for commercial lease advice.
Are you wanting to start-up a new business? Do you need quick need-to-know advice on business issues as your business grows?
We have a tailored start-up package for the new business entrepreneur. Our lawyers have first-hand experience in start-up businesses and we want to see your business grow and succeed.