Business Advice & Documents

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Business Structures

We will work with you to develop the appropriate structure and system to support your business strategy. This may involve setting up a structure to start operating the business and transitioning to another structure as the business grows. We have … Continue reading

Commercial and Retail Leasing

A commercial or retail lease is an agreement that sets out the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants. The lease will include provisions about: the duration of the lease, any rights of renewal, any rights of assignment, the amount of rent … Continue reading

Buying and selling businesses

We can assist you with the sale or purchase of any commercial business, including a business that is being purchased or sold subject to a franchise. If you are selling a business we can assist you to negotiate the sale … Continue reading

Draft Franchise Agreements

A well drafted franchise agreement will clearly set out the rules and protocols that apply to the franchisor franchisee relationship. We will assist you to draft a customised franchise agreement which will reflect your business system and structure and properly protect your interests. … Continue reading

Trusts

A trust is a separation of the legal ownership and the beneficial ownership or use. That is, if an asset is held “on trust”, the person who is the owner of the asset is different from the person who gets … Continue reading

Trade Mark

Before you franchise your business you should ensure that your brand name or logo is not similar to a brand name or logo that is already registered. We can assist you to register your trademark to ensure that your brand … Continue reading

Mediation

Mediation allows the parties to a dispute to try to reach an agreement with the assistance of a mediator. We have been involved in the resolution of many disputes through mediation since the inception of the Franchising Code of Conduct … Continue reading

Franchise Consulting

We know franchising. We have helped to franchise and grow some of Australia’s most well known brands. We understand that the approach to franchising a brand will vary depending on many factors, such as whether you are offering a service … Continue reading

Disputes

If you are involved in a dispute, we can guide you through the process of dispute resolution. Your approach to the resolution of a dispute may depend on many factors, both financial and non-financial. We will: focus on your wishes … Continue reading

Draft Licence and Distribution Agreements

Under the terms of a licence or distribution agreement a licensee is generally granted the right to use your name or trademark or distribute your product within a defined territory. We will assist you to develop a customised, plain English … Continue reading

Commercial Litigation

We specialise in complex issues involving legal, forensic and evidentiary skills. We are focused on efficiency and our advanced use of technology means that we can efficiently and cost effectively handle litigation involving large volumes of documents. We have acted … Continue reading

Review Franchise Agreements

A franchise agreement is the document that sets out what is required by you and the franchisor in any situation that may arise during the course of the franchise relationship. It is important that you have an experienced franchise lawyer … Continue reading

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