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Every business is unique. Longton Legal provides the necessary legal advice to enterprises young and old, ensuring they meet their legal obligations and avoid potential pitfalls. We are practical, solution-oriented and efficient at attending to your specific needs, seeking to foster a long term relationship with your enterprise and grow with you in the long-run.
Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
Small company or partnership disagreements are common when there are multiple parties involved. However, when these small disagreements become serious between shareholders of the company or partners, other avenues of resolution need to be explored. In the context of shareholders, a claim for oppression under the Corporations Act 2001 may be an option but may result in the winding up of the company. Speak to our expert Corporate & Commercial Lawyers about resolution options for your situation.
Trusts are set up for a number of different reasons and can provide tax benefits. Usually set up in the family context, trusts provide avenues to split income and/or control assets. As useful as they may be, trust disputes are also common. Common issues include taxation, income division, entitlements and even the validity of the trust itself. Ask our expert Corporate & Commercial Lawyers about your trust concerns.
Are you looking to set up a company? The process is called incorporation and can be a complex one. All company incorporations are governed by the Corporations Act 2001 and overseen by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). Before setting up your company, you will need to determine the type of company you wish to set up and the appropriate internal governance structure. Talk to our expert Corporate & Commercial Lawyers today.
It’s an exciting time to undertake a joint venture. Both parties are looking forward to the growth the venture will create and the newfound identity. It is important to detail and take note of your obligations in a joint venture agreement, particularly, the capital contributed by each party, governance obligations and reporting responsibilities. To learn more, contact our expert Corporate & Commercial Lawyers today.
Purchase & Sale of Businesses
When purchasing a business, you should carry out due diligence to ensure you are confident with its profitability and cash management. Once you have completed due diligence and are satisfied, you will need to confront the business contract of sale. Similarities do exist with a purchase of a residential property but there are also differences due to the commercial nature. For instance, you will need to consider other factors such as leasing of premises, employees and protection of commercial assets. Come in and see one of our expert Corporate & Commercial Lawyers.
Contracts and Agreements
In the corporate and commercial context, you will be faced with a number of contracts and agreements for a range of matters. You could be looking at a distribution contract and in the next minute, you’ve been handed a leasing agreement for premises. When signing a contract, you should have an understanding of your rights and obligations. You should seek legal advice. Our Corporate & Commercial Lawyers are ready to assist – contact us today.
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