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Ramsden Business Lawyers Gold Coast

Our Gold Coast business lawyers forge deep and long-lasting relationships with their clients, providing guidance for start-ups and large corporate entities alike. Our legal knowledge in both private and public law covers the full-range of commercial matters and our expert lawyers are ready to address your enquiry (providing you with in person attendance and seminars where necessary).

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Starting an Online Business Guide

Are you thinking of starting or buying an eCommerce business? Or do you want to expand your current retail offerings to include online sales or services? Before diving in there are several legal issues you need to address. The business team at Ramsden Lawyers realise this can be a daunting task and have put together a free guide to ‘Starting an eCommerce Business”, which covers the legal essentials you should consider.

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A lawyer working in partnership with our clients

At a fundamental level our expert lawyers know that business is about relationships, which is why we invest in people. Our commercial lawyers target the innovative solutions they offer to meet client expectations through a tailored approach to your enquiry. We take the time to understand your business, its unique value and the way it operates in your industry. We pride ourselves on being your guide through the complex web of commercial regulations. As one of the leading law firms in the Gold Coast, our goal is to take your unique strength, whether that is generational industry experience or disruptive innovation, and leverage it into commercial growth.

We have been involved in a wide variety of matters ranging from private company sales to joint ventures, conveyancing, leasing and general commercial and property matters. We provide an expert in large projects and transactions in areas including energy and resources, agribusiness, IT, childcare and veterinary surgeries.

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As one of the leading law firms in the Gold Coast our business lawyers are commercially minded and understand that efficiency is fundamental to a successful formula. That being said, we also appreciate it is vital to impact the market by scaling your business model. Resolving this paradox is where each lawyer in our law firm thrives. We streamline business structures and processes in accordance with regulatory requirements. Yet at the same time we stand beside you to deploy your model on the macro scale. At a time where businesses are operating in an increasingly complex economic landscape, we provide the most commercially valuable commodity of all: certainty.

Our law firm provides access to a partner (and associate lawyer – or associates – and advisors) with specialist expertise and a comprehensive portfolio from sectors including banking and finance (particularly securities), energy and resources, agribusiness, childcare, veterinary clinics, the automotive industry, dentistry, technology and construction and building services.

We distinguish ourselves through an intimate understanding of the corporate sector and the general requirements of ASX listed companies.

Our commercial lawyers have eminent business acumen across an array of practice areas including premises leases and premises lease advisory (including landlord advisory and landlord rights enforcement), financial transactions, franchising, insolvency, employment law, joint ventures, partnerships and litigation. We understand that the quality of service you receive can be the difference between a significant profit and substantial liability, which is why we strive to minimise delays, manage risk and build your brand into an industry authority.

Full service capabilities

Our legal advisors and its solicitors are committed to specialising in advising individuals and companies on a range of important business issues including employment agreements, supplier agreements, superannuation, workplace obligations, workplace rights, trusts, intellectual property (all areas ranging from trade marks to patents), business succession, succession planning, franchises and franchise advice, business duties (including directors duties) and other matters – including if you are selling a business or looking to conduct a purchase (including a retail shop or building).

We also provide consulting on the structuring of buying and selling companies generally, contract construction and contract drafting, protecting assets and PPSA registrations. We deal with a diverse ranges of entities domestically and internationally, providing detailed guidance on how to achieve compliance, maintain draft the parameters of director rights and obligations and satisfy director duties. If part of your business requires licences or you require information on licensing requirements, we provide tailored advice to hospitality and gaming companies. Ramsden Lawyers also deal with less formally experienced clients who operate an association, where the governance standards changes and legislation that governs operations and disputes is varied.

We are experts in providing a solution and protecting your equity as a proprietor of your entity through sound contractual understanding and documents revision, ensuring your interests (such as plant and equipment and capital) are protected from disgruntled ex-employees and creditors and maintaining compliance with competition and consumer regulations.


Multinational capabilities and business migration specialists

Our solicitors have acted for and dealt professionally with another solicitor or solicitors all across Queensland (including Brisbane) as well as in NSW, WA and Victoria (particularly Sydney, Perth and Melbourne). Ramsden Lawyers is acutely aware of the economic significance of Australia’s geographical, political and ties to businesses in South East Asia. We are a Gold Coast leader in providing legal advice and services to clients based out of Asia. We excel at acting for our Asian clients on large projects for subsidiary companies, large property acquisitions and developments. We have experience with and knowledge of some of the largest multinational corporations, particularly from South Korea. Our business lawyers providing consulting on matters ranging from business migration and immigration to real estate investment and general corporate advice. However, being an expert also works both ways. We are skilled at providing advice to Australian clients wishing to venture into the Asian markets.

Fostering the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation

Our practice isn’t content to advise on providing expert legal advice on the latest trends – we look at where the role of the lawyer is heading in the future. We believe in innovation and start-ups, which is why we are passionate about ensuring we bring the entrepreneurial spirit into the market. Our commercial law practice understands that ideas are only the beginning – execution is everything. We offer specialist commercial assistance to start-ups to bring matters to a resolution on the most appropriate structures, how to comply with Australian Government business requirements and how to satisfy regulations by the Australian Taxation Office (‘ATO’).

Our experienced commercial lawyers extend consultation and advisory services to assisting both entrepreneurs and private businesses to expand their vision while meeting legal complexity with an unwavering commitment to offering practical real-world solutions. We have experience in renewable energy and IT, as well as brand and product development and protection through intellectual property.

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  • Negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Financial structures and debt obligations relating to bankruptcy
  • Buying and selling an entity
  • Quarantining assets
  • Trade mark and trade mark applications
  • Leases and lease advice
  • Franchises and franchise advice
  • Constructing contracts and drafting contracts
  • Trusts
  • Commercial property and commercial contracts
  • Listing on the ASX and advising listed companies
  • Commercially minded advice
  • Property
  • Litigation & Disputes
  • Structuring
  • Transactional work
  • Migration
  • Franchising
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment
  • Hospitality & Gaming
  • Banking & Finance
  • Asian Business
  • Child Care
  • Incorporations, i.e. registrations to receive and ACN and ABN number (becoming a “Pty Ltd” company)

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"After many years as a client with Ramsden Lawyers, our family find them very professional at what they do. All the staff are very friendly and are committed in their work."

- Adrian Z. | Gold Coast

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- G. C. Projects | Gold Coast

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- Ellen G. | Gold Coast

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- Karen M. | Sydney

"Amazing professionalism, attention to detail and compassion when working in the sensitive area of family law. I would highly recommend Ramsden Lawyers for any legal service."

- Mary B. | Gold Coast

"Anna, you’ve made this hard battle much easier for me because of the way you actually cared about what I was going through. Always very professional and patient. I'm really glad I’ve chosen you to fight the battle of my life and even gladder to say: WE WON! Thank you very much for everything."

- Gustavo D. | Gold Coast