Sydney Business & Commercial Lawyers

Providing practical legal advice and cost-effective solutions for all your business and commercial needs. We will help ensure your business is set for success.

At Attwood Marshall Lawyers, we understand that every business is unique and that running a business is an extremely significant investment and commitment. We aim to help proprietors and directors meet their legal obligations and achieve their commercial targets. Our legal services are professional and personable and we can tailor solutions to suit your business’s needs.

Whether you are starting a new business, wanting to expand, or looking to sell your business, we can help you at every stage of your business’s lifecycle.

Our experienced business and commercial lawyers will provide you with clear and concise legal advice, and ensure your personal, financial, and commercial interests are always protected so that you can avoid making critical mistakes and prevent serious legal problems from arising.

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Our Sydney business and commercial services include:

Buying & Selling Businesses

Buying and selling a business is one of the biggest decisions you may ever make. Our business lawyers can guide you through the process and ensure your business transaction is successful and you understand your contractual obligations. We will take all the necessary steps to identify any risks involved in buying a business so that you can make an informed decision.

Retail & Commercial Leasing

It is important to obtain legal advice when entering or negotiating retail and commercial leases so that you can ensure you have a thorough understanding of your legal obligations under the lease. Whether you are a landlord, or a tenant, our Sydney Business and Commercial Lawyers can assist with drafting leases, or reviewing your lease, to ensure your best interests are protected and that there are no nasty surprises later on that could be costly to rectify.

We also represent clients for:

When you purchase management rights, you generally take on the role of on-site management and caretaker of a strata titled property in a body corporate or community title scheme. Purchasing management rights can be complex as you must negotiate the terms of the sale with the committee of a body corporate. We can help you negotiate these terms and ensure the documents required for the purchase are in order and the transaction proceeds smoothly.
When selling management rights, it is critical to obtain trusted legal advice and support from an experienced business and commercial lawyer who can ensure all aspects of the transaction are managed appropriately.

A Partnership, Shareholder or Unitholder Agreement is necessary where there are two or more parties involved in a business partnership together.

The Agreement should outline details including:

  • how the business intends to operate
  • management structure
  • buy and sell provisions
  • financing and contributions towards the business, and implications for any shareholder who does not contribute as expected
  • deadlock provisions
  • dispute resolution strategies
  • what will happen if one party chooses to exit the business and other succession issues.

Partnership, Shareholder and Unitholder Agreements are drafted to meet a business’s specific needs and circumstances. Having this type of Agreement in place can provide peace of mind and security to all parties involved. 

Our Sydney lawyers can assist you with all types of business and commercial transactions. It is important to be aware of the relevant legislative and Council requirements that may apply, as well as any cost implications that should be carefully considered.

It is important to structure your business correctly from the start. The main business structures used are company and trust, partnerships, and sole traders. There are pros and cons you need to consider when determining which business structure is most suitable for your business. Different entities are bound by different tax obligations and asset protection rules and regulations; therefore it is imperative you get trusted advice from the outset to ensure you set your business up for future success.

We can assist you with completing the required documents you need to comply with The Franchising Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all franchise businesses in Australia. Ensure your business is compliant by speaking with our experienced Sydney team today. Call 1800 621 071.

Trusts are commonly used to conduct a business. There are various types of trusts you can set up, including:

  • Family trusts
  • Hybrid trusts
  • Unit trusts

Different trusts can be used for different purposes and it is important to understand when it is appropriate to use each type of trust. Attwood Marshall Lawyers can help you identify which trust is the best fit for your business so that you receive the most optimal tax relief and asset protection.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are experts in assisting with the purchase or sale of medical and dental practices, and veterinary clinics. These types of business transactions are very complex and different legislation and rules apply.

You must give careful consideration to the agreement between the buyer and seller. Our Sydney lawyers will ensure a thorough due diligence process is conducted to reduce the legal and financial risks involved in purchasing a medical practice, dental practice, or veterinary clinic.

A business succession plan can provide peace of mind and security to all parties involved and invested in a business.

A business succession plan can include details such as:

  • the process that will follow if an unexpected event occurs
  • details of who the successor to lead the business into the future will be
  • details relating to the successor’s responsibilities
  • business housekeeping such as key dates for financial and legal requirements
  • risk management plans
  • financial and tax implications to consider
  • reference to any insurance policies held

If you are entering into a private loan agreement with someone, we can help you ensure the agreement is drafted professionally and that adequate security is provided.

The Personal Property Securities Act allows people to register their interest on personal property for the security of loans, outstanding amounts due, 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 insolvency or liquidation events.

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

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