Business & Commercial Law – Buying or Selling a Business.

Business & Commercial Law – Buying or Selling a Business.

Whether you are looking to purchase a business or starting a business from scratch our team of business Solicitors can help.

Business & Commercial Law Services.

We know Australian business laws and protocols and we have vast experience across many different industries. We offer practical legal solutions to individuals, small businesses and SMEs. Headed by George Betts our team of Business Lawyers offer the following legal services:

If you are establishing a new business enterprise Curtis Gant Betts can help you make sure that you are setting the business up soundly, whether by partnership, joint venture, company, trust or franchise. If you’re looking to restructure your business we can help with partnership dissolutions and corporate restructures. 

Our Commercial Lawyers can prepare or review all types of legal contracts including purchase or sale of business, Put and Call Options, franchise agreements, supply agreements, service agreements, distribution agreements, partnership agreements, commercial contracts. We’ll make sure that the contract terms and conditions are suitable for your business now and into the future and ensure that due diligence standards are met.

Custis Gant Betts offers dispute resolution services and business litigation covering a wide range of problems including breach of contract, building and property disputes, debt recovery, copyright infringement, partnership disputes and corporations law.

We help our clients with shareholders agreements, advice on corporate governance, and documenting company administrations.

Curtis Gant Betts can assist with retail leasing and commercial leasing for both landlords and tenants. We can also assist with the sale or purchase of commercial property.

Curtis Gant Betts offers small business legal help in a wide range of matters including trade practices law and consumer law.

We can draw up or review employment contracts and workplace agreements as well as assist with disputes and unfair dismissals. Our expert team can also assist with occupational health and safety issues.

Curtis Gant Betts can assist with the whole process of recovering money owed to you from an initial Letter of Demand through to Statement of Claim and Court Judgment.

Curtis Gant Betts can draft and review mortgages, guarantees, charges and other securities documentation as well as advise in regard to GST, Capital Gains and Land Tax.

You need a plan in place to make sure that your business and personal assets are protected. We can work with your business and family to devise a plan that keeps your hard-won assets safe through unit, discretionary and family trusts, Wills and/or Powers of Attorney.

Our business legal services can help get business startups and microbusinesses off to a good start and help nurture and sustain more established businesses and corporate enterprises.

Curtis Gant Betts’ Business Lawyers have the necessary skills and experience to advise you on the purchase or sale of a business. We can assist you with business types including companies, partnerships, and trusts. Each party to a sale or purchase of business transaction should be independently advised by a Lawyer and an accountant.

We can help with:

  • Business structures
  • Contracts
  • Lease terms
  • Put and Call options
  • Goodwill and valuation of business assets
  • Tax considerations
  • Liaison with financial institutions
  • Transfers of liquor licences and poker machine entitlements
  • Transfers of equipment licences
  • Franchising agreements
  • Arranging due diligence searches and inspections
  • Organising and attending settlement

Curtis Gant Betts can provide assistance with retail and commercial leases in a number of capacities. It is important to seek legal advice from an experienced commercial Lawyer before entering a lease, as it has the potential of becoming a negative impact on your business’ cash flow at a later stage.

We can assist you with:

  • Drafting and reviewing retail and commercial leases
  • Negotiation for the terms of the lease (including rent, transfer options, duration, exit and renewal options)
  • Subletting of premises
  • Insurance advice and assistance identifying the most suitable business insurance opportunities
  • Possible dispute resolution

Contact us to find out more or to arrange an appointment.