Commercial Legal Services
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 and conditions of trade More
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 are finding that almost all Ts & Cs are needing a refresh now in light of the PPSA and the need for Security Interests to protect retention of title arrangements. Find out more about our fixed fee Ts & Cs review and process advice services.
Contract negotiation and documentation
We can assist in negotiation and prepare contracts and agreements that are clear and easy to understand. We seek to prepare documents which help you do business rather than create road blocks. In many cases contracts can be prepared and provided to you in Word template format so you can use them again and again (without having to come back to us unless something unique needs our further advice).
Partnership agreements / Shareholder agreements / Joint venture arrangements More
Is it clear who will put extra money in? What if one of you wants out? What if someone is incapacitated or dies?
PPSA & PPSR More
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 thier advice can be efficient, cost effective and right. Find out more about PPSA and PPSR in our Legal Resource Centre.
Mergers, Acquisitions and Sale & Purchase of Businesses / Shares More
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.
IT / IP / eLaw More
Our commercial lawyers regularly advise clients who are needing 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 More
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.
Property Law More
We act for Developers and Mum and 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 More
We act for Landlord’s and Tenants in all commercial and retail shop leasing matters in Queensland. We offer fixed fee for commercial lease advice. You can read more on our fixed fee for Queensland Commercial Lease and Tenancy Services and fixed fee for retail shop lease holders.
Start-Up Businesses More
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. You can read more here.
Get in touch with our commercial law team
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