Buying or Selling a Business
Our commercial lawyers specialise in undertaking the transactional work associated with buying and selling a business. We pride ourselves on delivery clear legal advice in plain English, tailored to the exact nature of your unique obligations, risks and opportunities as a business whether you are operating from the buyer, seller or third party position.
Distinguishing between business transaction conditions
At Ramsden Lawyers, business transactions are part of our day-to-day. We are experts at assisting our clients to distinguish between different offerings for contractual conditions that stand to define entire business relationships. Our commercial awareness and experience with watching how certain terms affect business when put into play enables us to steer our clients in the right direction and away from any potential hazardous or risk inducing terms that may appear beneficial or benign at first instance.
We assist our clients in forming corporations, establishing limited liability companies and partnerships to enable commerce. Our business lawyers assist our clients in hiring employees and independent contractors, and perhaps equally importantly, being able to distinguish for our clients the difference between the two for their existing relationships.
Where we have engaged in extensive consultations with our clients to determine it is the most appropriate solution for their needs, we have a unique capacity on the Gold Coast for engaging in mergers and acquisitions to achieve your business objectives and consolidate fragmented industries. Our capabilities extend to governing transactions involving the selling off of equity to outside investors, creating joint ventures and engaging strategic partners based on our industry connections.
Legal certainty promoting consumer confidence
We work with our clients on the Gold Coast and across Australia to promote business certainty. We are adept at offering intellectual property services including the licensing, selling, acquiring and protecting of copyright, trademarks and domain names. We also create certainty by promoting a collegial form of engagement with our clients and their business partners alike, preferring to avoid unnecessary litigation through a natural aptitude for creating win-win outcomes for all parties.
Clients of Ramsden Lawyers have come to rely on our ability to respond to your instructions on objectives, expectations and financial capabilities by achieving predictable outcomes where possible, and where possible, breaking down the volatile elements of a transaction for which risk must be managed or contingency plans established. We ensure our clients know exactly what they have acquired, when access can occur, any specific exclusions and the ongoing costs and obligations associated with a particular asset. We also take the time to identify potential liabilities and work in partnership with our clients to reduce their exposure.
Assisting companies and entrepreneurs with traditional and leading edge transactions
While our commercial lawyers have achieved an undeniable level of accomplishment in the standard transactions that underpin any successful business venture, we are not content to settle for good where great is possible. We are always on the look-out for the opportunity to execute on novel transactions where they better suit our client while always retaining the mindset that the simplest solution is often the best.
We also pride ourselves on reaching out to entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups to provide them with the groundwork they need to brave a tough market and ever-increasing regulatory complexity. Our Gold Coast lawyers also have expertise in the realms of setting out the essential terms and conditions of a transaction, conducting comprehensive due diligence to ensure value for money while managing privacy laws, taxation implications, leasing advice, managing employee transitions, liaising with established and new suppliers and considering environmental implications.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Contract drafting and proofing
- Due diligence
- Leasing advice
- Tax minimisation advice
- Intellectual Property (IP)
- Environmental regulations
- Special condition drafting
- Franchise agreements
- Partnership agreements
- Contracts for business sales
- Employment contracts
- Confidentiality contracts
- Option agreements.