Business & Commercial Lawyers Brisbane

Equipped with decades of experience in commercial and business law, we have the expertise to help you through every stage of your business’ lifecycle. Whether you are embarking on a business start-up, or looking to dispose of your company, we are committed to helping you protect your professional, financial, and personal interests.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers deliver legal solutions to professionals throughout Brisbane to help proprietors and directors meet their legal obligations and achieve their financial targets.

Our commercial lawyers understand that buying a business, operating it, and forging through the growth phase are big commitments, not to mention stressful and time-consuming.

It is our goal to support you throughout your professional endeavours, and provide clear, succinct legal advice to help you succeed, no matter if you are seeking small business legal advice or operating a large organisation.

Having the right legal team assist you can help you avoid making critical mistakes and exposing yourself to risk.

In handling all business and commercial law matters, we aim to achieve the most optimum result for you in the most economical way.

Contact our Commercial Law Team today on 1800 621 071

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Our Brisbane Commercial Lawyers can help with:

Buying & Selling a Business

Buying or selling a company is a major decision and it is important to get the right legal advice to set yourself up for a successful transaction. Our Brisbane commercial lawyers will help guide you through the process and take all the necessary steps to ensure you do not enter a risky venture.

Retail & Commercial Leasing

When entering into a lease, it is imperative that you get trusted advice from a business lawyer who can help you understand your legal obligations and ensure you fully understand the terms and conditions within the lease. Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, our Brisbane lawyers can help you draft or review your lease so that you are not left open to any nasty surprises or commercial disputes that can be costly to rectify later on.


Looking to purchase a franchise in Brisbane? Our business lawyers can assist with completing the required documents you need to comply with The Franchising Code of Conduct, which applies to all franchise businesses throughout Australia. Ensure your business is compliant and adheres to corporate governance and your commercial contracts are in order by speaking with our experienced Brisbane lawyers today.

Business Succession Planning

Every business should have a comprehensive business succession plan to provide security and peace of mind to all parties involved. A business succession plan will outline the process that will follow if an unexpected event occurs.

Our commercial and business lawyers represent clients for:

When you buy management rights, you essentially take on the role of caretaker and on-site management of a strata titled property in a body corporate or community title scheme. Buying management rights can be overwhelming as you need to negotiate the terms of the sale with a body corporate committee. Attwood Marshall Lawyers can assist you with negotiating and ensuring the documents required for the purchase are completed correctly and the deal is finalised with as little stress to you as possible.

When selling management rights, it is critical to get the right legal advice to ensure all aspects of the transaction are managed properly and you set yourself up for a successful outcome.

A Partnership, Shareholder or Unitholder Agreement is recommended if there are two or more parties who wish to enter into a business partnership together. The Agreement should outline details of how the business intends to operate, what strategies will be used to resolve disputes if they arise, and what will happen if one party chooses to exit the business at any time.

These documents are drafted to meet your business’s specific needs and circumstances. A Partnership, Shareholder and Unitholder Agreement can provide security and peace of mind to all parties involved and helps ensure that everyone involved understands their obligations and responsibilities to the business.  

Our Brisbane commercial law team can assist you with all matters related to corporate and commercial law. It is important to be aware of the relevant legislative and Council requirements that may apply to your business transaction, as well as any cost implications there may be. We are dedicated to delivering practical and timely advice to help you achieve successful outcomes.

Structuring your business correctly is crucial. The main business structures used include company and trust, partnerships, and sole traders. There are advantages and disadvantages you need to consider for each type of business structure, and it is important to understand that different entities are bound by different tax obligations and asset protection rules and regulations. By getting the right advice from the outset, you can set your business up for future success. Attwood Marshall Lawyers can provide specialist advice regarding which entity type will be most suitable for you.

There are various types of trusts you can set up to conduct a business. It is important to understand the difference between:

  • Family trusts
  • Hybrid trusts
  • Unit trusts

Each type of trust can be used for a different purpose. Attwood Marshall Lawyers can help you identify which trust would best suit your business so that you receive the most optimal tax relief and asset protection for all parties involved.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are experts in medical business transactions, having helped many Brisbane practitioners buy and sell medical practices, veterinary clinics, and dental practices. These types of business transactions can be extremely complex and there are different rules and legislation that applies.

Careful consideration must be given to the agreement between the buyer and seller. Our Brisbane lawyers will ensure a thorough due diligence process is conducted to reduce the financial and legal risks involved in purchasing a medical, dental, or veterinary practice.

If you are entering into a private loan agreement with your family or another third party, we can help you ensure the agreement is drafted professionally and that adequate security is provided.

The Personal Property Securities Act gives people the opportunity to register an interest on personal property for the security of loans, outstanding debts, and any personal property items bought on a payment plan. When you register an interest, it means you will be first in line if there are any liquidation or insolvency events.

For more information on how to register an interest on personal property or to discuss personal loans and securities, contact our Brisbane team any time on 1800 621 071.

Meet the Property & Commercial team

Jeff Garrett - Legal Practice Director - Wills & Estates, Estate Litigation, Property & Commercial, Compensation Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law



Legal Practice Director
Wills & Estates, Estate Litigation, Property & Commercial, Compensation Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law
Jess Kimpton - Department Manager - Property & Commercial Attwood Marshall lawyers



Department Manager
Property & Commercial



Department Manager & Senior Paralegal
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Senior Associate
Property & Commercial
Mieke Elzer - Lawyer - Property & Commercial



Property & Commercial
Alexandra Hughes Property and Commercial Lawyer



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