Gold Coast Business & Commercial Lawyers

Our Gold Coast business lawyers have a wealth of local knowledge to be able to help you through every stage of your business’s lifecycle.

Our business and commercial legal services are here to support your business, whether you are a new start-up, in a growth phase, considering a merger, or looking to dispose of your business. We will help you protect your personal, commercial, and financial interests every step of the way.

Our team will ensure your business is set up for success, is compliant with the relevant legislation and your personal assets are always protected. Having the right legal team support you through your business operations and transactions can help prevent critical issues from arising and avoid commercial risk. In handling all business matters, we aim to achieve the best possible result for you in the most affordable way.

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Our Gold Coast business and commercial services include:

Buying & Selling Businesses

Set yourself up for a successful and stress-free transaction by having the right expert by your side when buying or selling a business. Attwood Marshall Lawyers will help you through the process and make sure you do not enter a risky venture.

Retail & Commercial Leasing

Commercial and retail leases can be a minefield for landlords and tenants to navigate. It is important to always have an experienced business lawyer review your lease so that you are not left open to any nasty surprises that can be costly to rectify.

We also offer specialist business services for:

When buying or selling management rights, it can be very stressful negotiating with a body corporate committee. The body corporate committee must consider if a prospective buyer will be a suitable manager for the complex. This has its challenges. Attwood Marshall Lawyers are able to help with negotiations between the relevant parties, ensure the documents that are required to finalise the deal are prepared properly, and take away the stress in finalising the deal.

A Partnership, Shareholder or Unitholder Agreement is always recommended where there are two or more people involved with the same business. The Agreement helps outline the day to day operations of the business, dispute resolution strategies, and what the agreed process will be if one party wants to exit the business at any time. These documents are tailor-made to apply to your unique business and personal circumstances. They provide security to all parties invested in the business.

Our Gold Coast business lawyers provide up to date expert advice regarding legislative and Council requirements that apply to business or commercial transactions. When business transactions are made, there are usually documents and agreements between parties which need to be carefully considered and properly drafted. The cost implications of entering business transactions must be considered and appropriate legal advice should be obtained at the earliest opportunity.

Different tax obligations and asset protection rules and regulations apply to different entities. Attwood Marshall Lawyers can provide specialist advice regarding which entity type and business structure will be most suitable for you.

Our business lawyers can assist with completing the required documentation you need to comply with The Franchising Code of Conduct, which applies to all franchise businesses.

It is important for business owners to understand the difference between a family trust, a unit trust and a hybrid trust. Different trusts serve different purposes and an experienced business lawyer will be able to identify the appropriate trust to suit your business and achieve the best tax relief and asset protection possible. Companies are usually registered to act as trustees for the trust.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are one of the few Gold Coast law firms that specialise in medical, dental, and veterinary business transactions. The selling and buying of these types of businesses are very different from the buying and selling of other businesses. Different rules and legislation apply to these types of transactions. Careful consideration needs to be given to the agreement between the parties applicable after settlement and special conditions are essential to ensure the goodwill in such a business is maintained.

Our Gold Coast business and commercial lawyers understand the importance of planning for the unexpected when you are a business owner. Business succession planning is important and must be properly documented in a formal agreement between all relevant parties. This type of agreement is called a Buy Sell Agreement, and it outlines the process that will be followed if an unexpected event occurs to one of the parties. By establishing a proper business succession plan, it can provide peace of mind and comfort to all parties invested in the business.

We are able to help clients when they enter into private Loan Agreements with relatives or any other third party. We will ensure the Loan Agreement is drafted on a commercial basis 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 amounts due, and any personal property items bought on a payment plan. Registration of this interest puts our clients first in line if there are any liquidation or insolvency events. If you would like further information on how to register an interest on personal property or need assistance regarding entering into a private Loan Agreement, please contact our Gold Coast team any time on 1800 621 071.

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