Commercial Law

Ways in which a Business Lawyer can help you Start and Run a Business

Hiring a Lawyer

Many business entrepreneurs entertain the notion that hiring a lawyer is an expensive and unnecessary thing to do when there are other aspects to look into. However, the truth according to Rowe Bristol is that commercial lawyers can help prevent expensive and time-consuming mistakes that can threaten the stability and success of your business. Smart business entrepreneurs find a lawyer that they can rely on and make them a part of their business team from the start. Having a trained lawyer on your side to tackle legal issues can prevent them from snowballing into bigger troubles down the line.

A trusted business lawyer can provide valuable guidance and assistance in several different ways:

  • Advising you on the type of structure that is most suitable for your requirement
  • Providing guidance on the permits, licenses etc that you need to take in order to legally set up a business in Australia
  • Preparing and creating standard agreements and contracts as well as specialised ones as and when the need arises
  • Advice on preparing sale or purchase agreements
  • Guidance regarding tax laws, employment policies and procedures

Your lawyer will also help review and negotiate contracts with third parties including property leases and loan documents. They can also provide valuable assistance in preparing non-disclosure agreements and work for hire contracts. Commercial lawyers can also help formulate agreements to protect confidential company information and advise you regarding compliance issues. If you wish to protect your business name, logo, packaging and labelling etc under trademark protection, your lawyer will be happy to prepare a correct and complete trademark protection application to the relevant authorities.

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Assert Your Rights: Commercial Litigation can Help Protect Your Interests in Business

Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation could involve several different types of disputes in the world of business. Asking for the assistance of competent commercial lawyers can help you protect your interests and assert your rights. Formal business agreements or governing documents go a long way in minimising the likelihood of confusion and stress. Business agreements help impart structure to commercial relationships and set out procedures to be followed in the event of disputes etc. The governing documents provide excellent guidelines for different situations.

Business contracts help specify the issues that had been agreed between the shareholders, directors and partners and so on. Such agreements also help provide clarity by mentioning timeframes, payment schedules, rights and responsibilities. All those who have a controlling stake in the business have a precise record of what they agreed to and in addition, the agreement will also spell out the conditions if you wish to make an exit. Most importantly, a legal business agreement is a document that is recognised by Australian law and courts.

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