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Corporate, commercial business

The Lawyers at Tony Goodwin & Company have extensive experience in commercial and business matters, offering a wide range of services including:

  • Sales and purchases of businesses, including franchises
  • Providing advice and preparation of documentation in respect to trusts, partnerships and companies
  • Preparation of employment and service contracts
  • Preparation of hire agreements and supply agreements
  • Development and construction contract preparation and advice
  • Finance and securities, including loan agreements, mortgages and bills of sale
  • Rural business matters
  • Business succession planning and implementation
  • Incorporation of associations

There are many issues to consider on sale or purchase of a business including tax, stamp duty, employee issues, transfers of assets, tenancies and legislative requirements. Very often a family's life savings are tied up in the business so it is essential that all aspects are dealt with correctly. We recommend that you have the contract reviewed by a lawyer before signing to ensure that all relevant issues are covered and your interests are protected. Prior to signing a contract to purchase a business, you need to ensure you are purchasing in the correct entity (whether as an individual, in partnership, company or trust) and that the business is viable. We work with your other professional advisers like accountants, bankers and financial planners to make sure that all aspects of your transactions are covered.

The majority of our work at Tony Goodwin & Company comes from repeat clients - clients who value our highly commercial approach to their matters. Our clients appreciate that we understand their businesses and we appreciate that our advice and assistance must fit into their overall business plans. Our clients range from small family businesses to large national and international companies.

The laws affecting business entities are increasing in number and ever-changing. Keeping up with all the laws affecting your business can be time consuming and daunting. Law is our business and our solicitors are skilled in these areas. Good advice from experienced lawyers can save you money and time in the long term, and will free you up to do what you do best – run your business.