Melbourne Business Lawyers
Expert Business Lawyers Serving Melbourne Businesses
Businesses can be complex legal entities that require specialised experience and up-to-date knowledge of Victorian laws. Whether you’re running a start-up, an established small-to-medium enterprise, or a large commercial business, our team of dedicated business lawyers have the insight and industry experience needed to provide professional legal advice and support.
Our Business Law Practice Areas
Business Sales and AcquisitionsWhen you're buying or selling a business, you always want to ensure you're getting the best deal. Our team of expert business lawyers take a practical approach so that you get what you’re promised and don't fall into any hidden traps. They’ll advise, assist in negotiations, help pinpoint potential problems, draw the documentation, and finalise the deal.
Business and Investment StructuringIf you're buying a business or investment, it's important to consider the structure. At P&B Law, our experienced commercial lawyers offer specialised advice on structuring your company or trust to suit your needs, protect your assets, and foster growth. We also focus on minimising tax liabilities and risk.
Commercial DocumentationSmooth business operations require clear and compliant documentation. Our team can assist in drafting and negotiating structuring, funding or supply agreements and settlement or transfer deeds. We aim to create commercial documents that mitigate potential legal issues and protect your interests.
Franchising and LicensingIf you're looking to expand your business through franchising or licensing, we provide legal services that ensure your agreements are sound. For franchisors, that means protecting intellectual property and ensuring the business is compliant with all relevant legislation. For franchisees, we'll help you understand what you're entitled to.
Business Succession PlanningOur business lawyers can support business owners in devising succession plans that ensure an effective transition and continuity of business. Our approach addresses your individual interests while considering tax implications, risks, and the current and future needs of the business.
Your Dedicated Small Business Lawyers in Melbourne
At P&B Law, we understand the opportunities and challenges that small businesses face within the competitive Melbourne market. That's why we offer specialised legal services tailored to the needs of small businesses, offering practical, cost-effective solutions that facilitate growth and reduce legal risks.
Being among the top small business lawyers in Melbourne, we recommend seeking legal advice within your first year of starting, inheriting, or even buying a small business. This will prevent later disruptions, like needing to change to the correct legal structure when your business scales, running into preventable debt or accruing unnecessary tax.
With the continuous changes to the Victorian legal system, it is also important to receive advice from business lawyers who are dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest updates to the laws that relate to your business. We prioritise clear and prompt communication so you receive the best legal advice for your small business when you need it.
Experienced Commercial Business Lawyers in Melbourne
Our commercial business lawyers deal with a wide variety of legal issues that may arise when you’re running a business. Over the years, we’ve established ongoing relationships with our corporate clients and developed strategies to help them avoid potential risks and maintain positive business relationships.
Our commercial business lawyers are based in Melbourne and are committed to providing commercially focused and industry-specific advice designed to address the complex legal needs of larger enterprises. They can assist with many business activities, including setting up a business and how to structure it.
We can provide you with early consultations and sound legal advice on the structure of your business. This advice includes whether or not you should establish yourself as a sole trader, partnership, company, or trust. Making these decisions is crucial for asset protection and the management of legal liability in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Our expert lawyers are here to answer all your legal questions about business and property law. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for below, contact the team today.
What do business lawyers do?
Business lawyers provide their commercial clients with legal advice and services related to their business operations. They can assist with setup, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and dispute resolution. They’re essential for navigating the legalities of running a business and protecting you from legal risks.
How do I choose the right business lawyer in Melbourne?
When you’re seeking business law advice, look for lawyers with experience in your industry and area. Because business laws differ from state to state, you’ll want a lawyer who is based in Victoria, like the team at P&B Law. Come and see us in our office, or give us a call when you’re ready to discuss your business needs.
Do I need a business lawyer for buying or selling a business?
Yes! Having a business lawyer during business acquisitions or sales is crucial. They can help with negotiating terms, drafting agreements, and ensuring that the transaction complies with all applicable laws.
Can business lawyers assist with business formation and structure?
Yes, business lawyers, like the experienced team at P&B Law, can guide you through the process of choosing the right business structure. They’ll also help with completing the necessary paperwork and ensuring your business complies with laws and regulations.