The Commercial and Business Law team at WJM is led by two of the partners of the firm and the team is able to assist new and existing clients with a range of needs including:
- Sale and purchase of business
- Commercial, retail & farm leasing
- Sale and purchase of commercial property
- Business structures
- Partnership agreements
- Business contracts including terms of trade
- Loan agreements & associated security
- Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) Agreements
- Employment law
At WJM, we aim to provide our clients, whether they are sole traders or large companies, with practical and valuable advice tailored to the commercial environment in which they conduct business. We understand the law and your needs.
If you have a Commercial or Business Law issue or query then contact one of the WJM Commercial and Business Law team:
Sales and Purchase of Business
WJM offer expert advice on buying and selling a range of business. From small family-owned businesses to large companies, WJM tailor-makes the advice for you and your transaction, ensuring you receive the most appropriate service.
The Commercial and Business Law team at WJM can prepare all documents necessary to facilitate the transfer or we can review and advise you on documents prepared by other parties to ensure the documentation is suitable for your transaction.
WJM has a number of talented commercial lawyers who can provide practical advice and assistance to you throughout the process.
At WJM we act for landlords and tenants in commercial, retail and farm leasing.
New and existing clients should not underestimate the importance of properly documented lease agreements or the importance of receiving legal advice about their rights and responsibilities as landlord or tenant before signing a lease.
We understand the importance of providing practical advice to our clients in relation to the preparation, negotiation and interpretation of lease agreements. Where applicable, we have a particular focus on ensuring compliance with the Retail Leases Act 2003.
Disputes are sometimes unavoidable but we are here to assist you with resolving them in a commercial and practical manner where possible. Where this is not possible we know your rights and we know how to protect them.
WJM has expertise in advising on the appropriate business structure for clients and in the transfer of assets from one structure to another. We will advise you of the taxation and asset protection issues which arise with the choice of structure and in transferring assets between structures.
WJM can work in conjunction with your accountant to structure your affairs in a way to suit your objectives. If you do not have an accountant, we have a number of local accountants we would be happy to recommend to you.
Sometimes, business disputes are inevitable within these business structures. We are experience in handling these disputes for our clients.
WJM can advise you on the creation and maintenance of various trusts. We can evaluate your situation and advise you on the advantages and disadvantages associated with each type of trust.
We can review your trust structure and suggest amendments to be made in light of case law and legislative changes.
WJM has a number of lawyers who can assist you with trust creation and maintenance.
We have experience in employment agreements from both the employee and employer perspectives.
We advise small business employers on their obligations under Modern Awards and employment related legislation.
We also act on behalf of employers and employees in relation to disputes such as unfair dismissal and restraints of trade.