Commercial Law

Commercial Law

Commercial law is a wide-ranging area of law that can be complicated and overwhelming to face without help. Whether you are selling or purchasing a business, looking to set up or manage a family or unit trust, need a shareholder agreement, or want to protect your intellectual property, a commercial lawyer can help.

Our expert lawyers are ready to assist and provide advice in all areas of commercial law for Gippsland residents and beyond.

Thinking of selling or purchasing a business? 

At face value it may seem like a straightforward transaction but more often than not the transaction is complex and requires legal expertise. We are here to ensure the transaction runs as smoothly and stress free as possible for you.

If you are thinking of selling your business we would be happy to help prepare your contract and explain all the terms clearly. This way you know exactly what you are signing and presenting to a purchaser. 

Our commercial lawyers will work to discuss an appropriate price breakdown with you and your accountant. We will negotiate terms on your behalf with a purchaser and calculate any adjustments on settlement. We can also assist in the transfer of your business, including licences, permits, registrations, business names, leases, and material contracts as well as organise the release of any registered security interests, such as those registered by suppliers of your business.

 We have the expertise to successfully complete a variety of business sales and purchases, be it small or large, for corporations or individuals, throughout Victoria.

What You Need Before Buying a Business


A full understanding of the contract terms before you sign.


To be satisfied as to the value of the business.


To be aware of any risk associated with your purchase


A complete understanding in relation to GST, business structures, permits, registration, licences, leases, and the due diligence process.

Get Assistance With Business Structures

How to structure your business can be essential to its success.  In our experience, each client and their business is unique. This is why we provide tailored advice to you with their business objectives in mind. 

We can provide you with legal advice on the benefits of incorporating a company to run your business, or even setting up a trust or partnership.  Advising you on a number of aspects including the benefits or disadvantages of shareholder, unit holder, and franchise agreements, asset protection, loan agreements, director obligations, and more.

If you require expert commercial law advice, please contact our office today and we will be happy to assist you in your business needs.  

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Get in touch

To discover how our team can help you, get in touch by booking an appointment online or calling our Warragul office on (03) 5623 5166 or our Drouin office on (03) 5625 2544.