Business & Commercial Law

We’re in the business of helping your business. 

Our team has decades of experience in providing expert legal advice across a wide range of commercial and business matters. 

We offer the following services:

Business structures

Whether you’re embarking on a new venture, or acquiring a business, let us help you get your structure right.  Deciding whether to hold assets and trade as a company, trust or partnership is a key decision to get right from the outset.   Especially if you have business partners, multiple families or investors involved.  If you’re selling equity internally or externally, we can help you plan and execute your exit and realise your hard years of work.  

Business ownership documents

Once we’ve helped you work out your business structure, we can set it up and document partnership agreements, shareholders agreements, unitholders agreements, custom constitutions and the like to make sure that all the “what ifs” are covered.  

Business contracts

We prepare and review all types of legal contracts. This includes purchase or sale of business, franchise agreements, supply agreements, service agreements, distribution agreements, partnership agreements and commercial contracts. We can assist with all due diligence enquiries and pre-signing reviews to ensure you know what you’re signing up to. 


You want to be prepared for all the issues that will impact your franchise business. We’ll help you go through any franchise agreement and any franchisor disclosure documents to make sure you know what you’re signing up for. 

Retail and commercial leasing

We can assist with retail and commercial leasing for both landlords and tenants. We can also assist with the sale or purchase of commercial property.

Commercial law and small business legal advice

As a small business owner, you wear so many hats it is hard to keep track some days.  Small businesses have legal requirements across a wide range of issues.  Let us help you with them all.  

Workplace & employment

We can draw up or review employment contracts and workplace agreements. We also help you with disputes, unfair dismissals and occupational health and safety issues.

Taxation and finance

Every business needs to understand their tax obligations.  We are tax lawyers.  We can work with your accountant to assist with GST, Capital Gains and Land Tax.   We advise on any stamp duty matters relating to any transaction.

Finance and mortgage law

We can draft and review mortgages, guarantees, charges and other securities documentation.  If you’ve been asked to sign a Guarantee and Indemnity by a lender, please come and see us before you sign anything. 

Business succession and asset protection

You work hard.  You need to protect your business and personal assets. We work with your business, family and accountant to develop a plan that keeps your assets secure.  Our knowledge of structuring and insolvency law means we can make sure your risk factors are understood and covered off.