Our commitment

At Eales & Mackenzie our business lawyers deal across a wide spectrum of transactions between individual and business entities involving us with the provision of professional services across Australian jurisdictions and internationally. We enjoy ongoing relationships with our corporate clients, allowing us to develop both short and long-term strategies to avoid potential risks and maintain commercial relationships into the future. As a leading firm in the area of business law, we are committed to providing our clients with commercially focused and industry specific advice for their business needs.

Our experience

Our business lawyers in Melbourne have extensive experience working with small and large businesses and advising start-ups and established corporate entities. We pride ourselves on providing expert advice in all areas of business law including:

We have business lawyers Melbourne and Essendon businesses of all sizes across a range of industries can turn to for practical and cost-effective business law advice.

Business set up

If you are considering doing business in Australia or restructuring a current business endeavour, early consultation with an expert business lawyer from Eales & Mackenzie can ensure you receive tailored and professional advice in relation to the structure of your new or existing business. There are a number of important factors to consider when starting a business such as choosing an appropriate business structure as a sole trader, a partnership, a company or a trust. Making these informed decisions early is critical for asset protection, management of legal liability and tax considerations that may affect your business later. Consultation with our business lawyers in Melbourne can ensure you choose the best structure for your unique circumstances.

Business acquisition

Acting without qualified legal assistance when starting a new venture or purchasing an existing business can be risky. At Eales & Mackenzie we believe in a client-centric approach, ensuring our advice has the best interests of our clients in mind and is the result of strategic and thorough research and an understanding of our clients’ unique circumstances. Our expert business lawyers will navigate you through the complex legal processes involved in business acquisitions, ensuring you understand any potential risks, debts or liabilities that may later affect your endeavours. Providing ongoing industry-specific advice from pre-contractual negotiations to the completion of the transaction, our clients are fully supported and advised throughout the process. Eales & Mackenzie’s business lawyers in Melbourne understand the intricacies of modern business practices and will provide you with current and specialized advice in relation to all areas of business law.

For further information we suggest you look at our legal tips under the headings of “Business Tips” and “Business Risks”, or talk to one of our expert business lawyers Melbourne and Essendon businesses have been relying on for years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a business lawyer do?

A business lawyer specialises in legal matters concerning buying, structuring, owning or selling a business, including but not limited to drawing contracts and shareholder agreements, drafting commercial leases and advising in relation to director’s duties/obligations and operational advice. Eales & Mackenzie has a strong business law practice, providing clients with cost effective and commercially focused legal advice.

Does every business need a lawyer?

It is important that business owners have a commercially astute business lawyer that can provide expert advice and cost-effective strategies with a view to building the business and protecting its commercial objectives. Eales & Mackenzie is an expert firm that assists its numerous business clients in all commercial matters including acquisitions, intellectual property, debt recovery, business succession and more.

Do I need a lawyer to start a business?

The day-to-day operation of a business is often challenging and complex. Getting the right advice at the outset is imperative to ensure the foundations of your business are compliant with your state’s industry regulations and laws. Our clients tell us that obtaining our strategic advice was ultimately crucial to the establishment and ongoing success of their business.

Do I need a lawyer to sell or buy a business?

There are a lot of moving parts involved in the sale or acquisition of a business and accordingly, you will need a competent business lawyer to assist in areas such as drafting, due diligence and negotiation of contracts and leases and to advise in relation to matters such as PPSR, licensing and permits and condition of stock, plant, equipment and fixtures.

Do you need legal advice, or have any questions or queries?
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