Success in obtaining your commercial objectives is about planning for the foreseeable and managing the unforeseeable.
We offer solutions that enable your commercial objectives to be achieved.
Our legal professionals are skilled in delivering timely and cost-effective solutions.
Our advice is in client friendly language.
Where matters are adversarial we encourage the exploration of out of court resolutions that avoid the delay, frustration, cost, unpredictability and frequent disappointment associated with court proceedings.
Our experienced legal team provide service in a range of commercial and business matters.
Establishing, buying or selling a business
Starting a new business is both exciting and daunting. It is important to seek professional legal advice early to identify and reduce or mitigate risk, to conduct comprehensive due diligence and ensure that contracts meet your commercial objectives.
Business contracts may be required for leasing premises and equipment, hardware and software and to protect your intellectual property. Stinchcombe Haney Legal have been providing this service to business enterprises across diverse industry sectors for decades. We know how to protect your interests and ensure commercial documents and contracts are transparent and meet all legislative and regulatory requirements, including competition and consumer law.
Selling a business or divesting of assets requires an equally steady hand and the experienced legal guidance Stinchcombe Haney Legal can provide.
Careful consideration should be given to the structure of your business enterprise and assets to effectively minimise tax liabilities and protect assets. Your business structure must be established well at the beginning, using expert legal advice, reviewed regularly and when changes, such as partnerships, occur.
Whether your business has been structured as sole trader, company, partnership of individuals, trusts or companies, joint venture or trust, including discretionary trusts – Stinchcombe Haney has the experience to ensure all risks have been considered and mitigated.
Shareholder, Partnership and Joint Venture Agreements
Whatever business structure you choose, be sure to minimise disputes by outlining each partners’ rights and obligations in a written agreement. These agreements are tailored to suit the unique structure and arrangements of the enterprise and the relationships of the parties involved.
Our professional staff are skilled at understanding your requirements and negotiating document terms with other parties or their legal representatives.
We are also able to attend to the incorporation of companies and effecting changes to the company register, for example, changes to directorships and shareholdings.
Should an internal dispute arise in relation to a trust, company or partnership we are able to advise on the interpretation of the underlying documentation in the context of applicable legislation – so that you are fully informed of your rights and obligations and the rights and obligation of others.
You should have a business succession plan in place from the start. Critical events can and unfortunately do, occur from time to time. Avoid the panic and the chance of failure in the event of the death or serious illness, or even the breakdown of a business/slash personal relationship before it impacts your business’ profitability.
A good succession plan could include buy-sell agreements defining the funding arrangements between partners and the actions to be taken should a critical event occur.
Contact Stinchcombe Haney Legal on 07 5522 7277 to enable your commercial objectives to be pursued in the knowledge that your legal requirements will be understood and soundly addressed through the application of technical expertise and “on the ground” commercial experience.