If you’re a start-up, looking to buy or sell an existing business, or looking for legal advice on any number of business activities, including disputes, the expert team at Clarke Hemmerling Lawyers can help.
We have adopted the approach that business law is the law of ‘getting things done’ and understand that this area of law encompasses more than just business activities. Business law applies to the rights, relationships and conduct of individuals and companies engaged in merchandising, commerce, trade and sales.
Clarke Hemmerling Lawyers have extensive experience across a diverse spectrum of industries. Whether you’re an individual, start-up, or small, medium or large-sized enterprises, we offer a broad scope of practical legal solutions.
Our business team can help you with:
Looking to establish a new business enterprise? We can ensure that you’re setting up your business soundly —whether by partnership, joint venture, company, trust or franchise. We also offer advice on restructuring your business, partnership dissolutions, and corporate restructures.
The Clarke Hemmerling team 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 and many more. And, to ensure the contract terms and conditions are suitable for your business now and into the future, we’ll be sure to meet due diligence standards.
Commercial disputes and commercial litigation
Our business litigation and dispute resolution services cover a diverse range of issues including breach of contract; building and property disputes; debt recovery; copyright infringement; partnership disputes, and corporations law.
We can help you with shareholders agreements; advice on corporate governance; and documenting company administrations.
If the idea of a buying franchise appeals, Clarke Hemmerling Lawyers can help you go through the franchise agreement and franchisor disclosure documents so that you’re aware of all your obligations and the issues necessary for a successful business.
Property and Leasing
Whether landlord or tenant, we can help you with retail and commercial leasing. We can also help with the sale or purchase of commercial property.
Commercial law and small business legal advice
We offer small business legal guidance in a wide range of matters including consumer law and competition law. We can also assist you with: terms and conditions of trade; preparation of documents for the sale of a business; preparation of documents for mergers; preparation of documents for the dissolution of businesses, preparation and/or review of land contracts, preparation of vendor finance and mortgages, and deeds of settlement.
Workplace and Employment
Need to draw up or review employment contracts and workplace agreements? We can help. We also handle disputes and unfair dismissals.
If you’re owed money, Clarke Hemmerling Lawyers can help you recover it: from an initial Letter of Demand through to Statement of Claim, Court Judgment and Enforcement Processes.
Mortgages; guarantees; charges; and other securities documentation. We can draft and review them all for you.
Business succession and asset protection
To ensure your business and personal assets are protected, you need a plan. We can work with your business and family to devise a strategy using unit, discretionary, and family trusts; wills; and/or Powers of Attorney to keep your assets safe.
An integral part of our practice is to help you with the early identification of business risks and help you solve problems you may typically encounter in a variety of commercial situations.
Our focus is to empower you with the knowledge you need to build a financially sustainable operation while encountering as few legal issues as possible.
Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced business and commercial lawyers.