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Every business needs a team of experienced commercial lawyers to advise on the complexities of owning and operating a business.

Assisting businesses to succeed in all aspects

Business and commercial law covers all the various laws affecting the establishment and operation of your business. This includes corporations, partnerships, tax law, competition and consumer law, property and employment law which impact all business.

Industry specific laws and regulations are well known to us like the Motor Dealers Act, the Therapeutic Goods Act, the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act, Veterinary Practice Act, and the Pharmacy Location Rules, which fall under the National Health Act.

Our business lawyers work with you and your accountant to get the structure right to optimise operation and control of your business, seize every opportunity, manage risk and to put in place the most tax effective structure while you are running the business and, when you want to exit.

What we can help you with in relation to Business and Commercial Law:

  1. Establishing a new business
    We can work with you and your accountant to get the structure right to optimise operation and control of the business, to manage risk and to put in place the most tax effective structure while you are running the business.
  2. Buying or selling a business or a share in it
    Utilising our depth of experience, we can ensure your documentation covers all eventualities and each transaction is structured to achieve the best outcome as expeditiously as possible.
  3. Employing staff, managing staff performance or looking at terminating employees
    Our employment law experience and skills will assist to achieve your goals.
  4. Appointing distributors or franchisees
    We can prepare all the necessary agreements and ensure they are updated at the right time.
  5. Partnering with another in business
    Whether it is a partnership, shareholder or joint venture agreement, your rights and obligations should be agreed in writing to avoid costly mistakes.
  6. Leasing a property
    The Retail Leases Act covers many businesses. We can advise you on the terms of the lease and on your rights as a tenant, e.g. rent reviews, option periods and make good clauses. Often, the terms of a lease is one of the most important assets of a business.
  7. Marketing and promoting your business and your goods or services
    We review your promotional material to ensure compliance with the Australian Consumer Law and industry specific laws and codes of conduct. Your terms and conditions will be tailored to your industry and your specific business model.

Our Business Law Expertise

Explore our range of services specific to this area of law.

Buying & Selling Businesses or Shares

Make sure you get clear, insightful guidance to ensure that the transaction is a successful one. Before proceeding with the purchase, there are a number of important areas that we will assist you with.

Shareholder & Partnership Agreements

Long Saad Woodbridge are experienced in advising in and drawing up shareholder and partnership agreements that provide clarity and certainty to shareholders and business partners, and stability to the business.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Long Saad Woodbridge are your experts in Mergers and Acquisitions. Our M&A Lawyers based in Sydney have extensive experience in this area of commercial law.

Business Structuring & Tax Advice

There are four commonly used business structures in businesses. It is important to understand the benefits and pitfalls of each of these structures.

Employment Law

Employers and employees alike can access experienced employment lawyers who have expertise in all aspects of Employment Law. We can explain and interpret the law to help eliminate or minimise complications for you.

Defamation Law

Being involved in a defamation action can be costly and stressful for all parties. We endeavour to bring about a satisfactory resolution in as short a time as possible, avoiding the need for litigation where appropriate.

Succession Planning

Long Saad Woodbridge have experienced business succession planning lawyers. We provide expert advice to help you address all of your objectives in relation to safeguarding your business and planning your exit from it in the future.

Business Law Team

Executive Lawyer
Special Counsel
Senior Associate

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