Why Your Business Needs a Shareholder’s Agreement

By |2024-01-19T05:07:57+00:00January 19th, 2024|Business Law|

Whether you are a start-up founder or a seasoned entrepreneur, one of the most important legal documents you need especially when governing a business is a shareholder’s agreement. This legally binding contract is the guide for each party when it comes to their rights, responsibilities, and obligations as a shareholder, ensuring that everyone is on [...]

4 reasons your business needs a business lawyer.

By |2023-12-06T00:21:55+00:00December 6th, 2023|Business Law|

A good business lawyer can play a pivotal role in your business. Beyond tackling legal issues, a business lawyer can play a pivotal role in establishing your business structure, crafting contracts or terms & conditions, navigating commercial leases, and even facilitating a business sale. If you are wondering when you should engage the services of [...]

Business Succession Plans – Do You Need One?

By |2023-06-16T05:26:48+00:00June 27th, 2023|Business Law|

When it comes to sorting out a plan with an Estate lawyer in Geelong, most people often overlook including a business succession plan. People often believe that their business will automatically pass on to their family or executors of the estate in the event of their death or loss of agency. However, transferring a business's [...]

Thinking of selling your business?

By |2023-04-05T01:37:42+00:00April 16th, 2023|Business Law|

Will Punivalu, Principal at WJM shares his insights Many business owners find the prospect of selling their business daunting and unnecessarily stressful. As an experienced business lawyer who has dealt with selling businesses across Victoria, I’ve highlighted three important things to consider which will assist in simplifying the process. Preparation in selling your business    [...]

Tips to avoid contract disputes

By |2022-09-27T06:05:12+00:00October 13th, 2022|Publications|

Contract disputes can be costly and time-consuming for businesses. By ensuring your business contracts are in good order, you can help minimise the chances of a contract dispute arising. Tips to avoid contract disputes  There are key things to consider when drafting contracts to avoid common contract disputes and keep your business running smoothly.    Written [...]

Terms of Trade agreement: Why every business should have one

By |2022-05-03T05:08:17+00:00May 15th, 2022|Publications|

Commonly, businesses supply products or services without formal agreements. Typically, experienced business lawyers see disputes occur when the terms of the transaction are not clearly outlined in writing. Avoid misinterpretations and disputes by providing customised, written Terms of Trade at the beginning of your transaction. Terms of Trade explained Terms of Trade outline the scope [...]

4 reasons your Geelong business needs a business lawyer

By |2022-02-28T01:04:03+00:00March 30th, 2022|Publications|

As a business owner, you need the right advice and the right people behind you to ensure the success of your business. One professional, small business owners tend to overlook engaging with is a business lawyer.  Business lawyers have the legal expertise and knowledge to protect you and your business. There are many legal issues [...]

Three key factors to consider when entering into a commercial contract

By |2021-09-30T07:28:23+00:00October 17th, 2021|Publications|

Buying a commercial property, such as an office building, restaurant or warehouse, involves complex contracts. It is imperative you get an experienced property lawyer in Geelong to review your commercial contracts to ensure your interests are protected before you sign. Read on to learn three important factors to consider when entering into a commercial contract [...]

Business structures: types & choosing the right business structure for you

By |2021-09-07T00:49:14+00:00September 19th, 2021|Publications|

Choosing a business structure is essential when you start a business. Your business structure will affect your legal obligations, taxes and liabilities, as well as how you operate, so it is crucial to choose the right one for your business.    Understanding Victoria’s four types of business structures and their advantages and disadvantages is key [...]

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