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Business Law

Do I need a business lawyer?  Even seemingly straightforward business decisions can often need the advice and assistance of an experienced lawyer. Seeking legal advice will ensure you are protecting your assets and avoiding unnecessary complications.

The experienced team at SPM Law have helped hundreds of individuals and businesses and are experts in the following;

  • Buying and Selling a Business
  • Due Diligence
  • Structuring and Partnerships
  • Protecting business goodwill

Buying and Selling a Business

What do I need to know? What entity do I buy it in? What’s the process? What is the transfer duty?

For the answer to these and other frequently asked questions regarding the buying or selling of a business click here for an easy to understand guide.


Your main question may be how much will this cost? This will depend on a number of factors including the type of business. For a prompt fee estimate – please click here.

Structuring & Partnerships

Getting the basics right is essential when starting or buying a business. Once the business is up and running, discovering changes that need to be done that should have been performed at the outset, can result in significant costs.  So what is the right way?  Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” solution so it is essential you contact the team of at SPM Law.

It is an unfortunate fact that the large majority of businesses in Australia do not have these agreements. The failure to have a written business agreement can often result in bitter disputes and costly court battles, which could be avoided with the proper planning and help that SPM Law can provide.

If you would like further information regarding the different types of structures and partnerships please click here.

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