Buying Or Selling A Business

Business transactions can be complex. Whether you're buying or selling a business, we have the legal skills and experience to guide you every step of the way. We'll help you identify and understand the key issues that need to be considered, and we have the experience to ensure all technical legal issues are addressed throughout the transaction.

We take the time to listen to you and get to know your specific business needs, and we document the transaction in a clear and effective manner to ensure your interests are protected.

We draw on our experience in business sale transactions across a broad range of industries to advise our clients on issues ranging from due diligence and property matters, to leasing and restraints upon competition.

As your business lawyers, we'll help and advise you through each of the important issues that arise in buying or selling your business, including:

Franchise Businesses

  • Buying a new franchise business 
  • Taking a transfer of an existing franchise business 
  • Selling your franchise business 
  • Franchise review and advice

Property Matters

  • Securing a transfer of lease  
  • Reviewing and negotiating a new lease agreement 
  • Granting of licence 
  • Investigating and identifying uses to which the business premises may be put 
  • Purchasing of commercial premises 
  • Completing property due diligence

Business Sale Agreements

  • Purchase or sale of assets
  • Purchase or sale of shares or units
  • Review or preparation of the Business Sale Agreement
  • Negotiating the required contracts and documents
  • Assignment of lease
  • Drafting any special conditions
  • Heads of Agreement/Letter of Offer
  • Fixtures and fittings/plant & equipment
  • Ensuring all relevant assets are transferred
  • Transferring of employees
  • Key customer and supplier agreements
  • Checking for business debts on the PPSR

Business Structuring

  • Shareholders 
  • Partnerships 
  • Unit holders 
  • Joint ventures