Business Set Up

There are many considerations when starting up or acquiring a new business. Great businesses have started at the kitchen table and in more sophisticated ways through partnerships and joint-ventures and other business structures.

It is important that no matter what your size your business is going to be. It starts with getting the structure right. From there, there are many other “legal” documents that you will need including a lease, employment agreements, terms of trade, trade marks and debt recovery – just to name a few. Our business lawyers at PCL Lawyers have commercial nouse and they have helped many business entrepreneurs and owners acquire and get businesses off the ground.

Here are some ways in which we can provide legal advice when you are starting your business and in the early stages of your business:

Business & Company Structure

Company Structures are important and are the perfect way to protect your assets and can potentially help with tax effectiveness. Getting advised from the outset will help you not only in the start-up phase but will set you up well for future business growth. Company structure is the foundation of your business.

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Business Contracts & Agreements

Depending on the type of business you may need a variety of contracts and agreements to be used throughout the course of your business.

These include:

Leasing & Commercial Property

There are many considerations that you should consider when looking at a commercial lease and premises. Our lawyers can assist in providing commercial property and leasing legal advice for a range of premises and uses.

We not only provide commercial leasing and property advice but, we litigate in these areas as well and understand the contentious points that can add great value to your dealings. The premises which your business operates from will be one of your business’ major expenses and commitments. It is important to get the right advice before you make these commitments.

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Some of our Commercial Property Services:

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is key for some businesses and when you are starting a franchise or sophisticated business or a business that has rapid growth. Protecting your intellectual property will be key to preventing others from profiting from copying your ideas, designs and passing off as you. Protecting your identity adds value to the valuation of your business ultimately. Without this protection being carefully considered you will have a hard time to carve out your brand.

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Employment

As experienced employment lawyers we can advise and represent you in many different types of employment related matters. We advise on employment contracts and represent business owners in workplace disputes such as unfair dismissal claims. It is important to have the right advice and ensure that your employment contracts and processes are going to protect you in your business and do reflect the type of agreement that you have with your employee. Bad employment relations can lead to many disputes and poor public relations. It is important that your business is adequately protected from employees conduct both during and after their employment.

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Debt Recovery

It may not be the first thing on your mind when starting a new business but having a clear idea on your terms of trade and how you are going to follow up clients for payment is crucial to the success of managing your businesses cash flow. Our business lawyers can advise you on the best protections you can put in place to ensure that get paid and have PPSR registrations in place if appropriate. We can also advise you on how to get your debts collected faster.

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Industry Specific Requirements

Different types of industries and types of business have different legal needs. If you have an e-commerce business your needs will be quite different from a distribution business. We understand the full range of business law requirements and how the many different laws apply in reality. We handle business disputes and commercial litigation and this experience and knowledge in commercial transactions will benefit you in the business advice we give. Our business law advice is commercially-minded and we make sure that our agreements and advice is applicable to your individual circumstances.

What some of our Clients Say…

I have used PCL for a couple of my commercial business legal requirements. I have found them to work with the highest integrity and to a very high standard, They are honest and I found them to be affordable which is fantastic considering the service they provide.
Mark H

I had a franchising dispute and I approached PCL lawyers for assistance. What I got was very a friendly, professional and approachable service from Glenn Duker and Sabina Mehra. Their attention to detail and expert advice helped resolve my case and I was very pleased with the outcome. I would definitely use this company again if the need arose and would highly recommend them to others.
Karen L

Our approach to business law.

We are experienced and professional business law firm and we work hard to ensure that our clients have the best advice and that their commercial outcomes are met.

Concise Legal Advice
Commercial UnderstandingTM

We understand the need for legal advice with commercial understanding and our lawyers are effective in helping our clients resolve their legal issues without being overwhelmed with legal jargon and fine points of law. We see it as our role to make the process easy while not compromising on the quality of advice or service. We ensure that the commercial outcomes are considered and that our clients are fully informed of what their options are.

Contact one of our commercial lawyers if you have a query about what your legal requirements to start a business are. We are here to get the best results for your business needs.

Call us on 1300907335 or complete an online enquiry form and we will contact you promptly.

Our Locations across Melbourne

CBD OFFICE

Level 8, 446 Collins Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Chadstone

Level 8,
1341 Dandenong Rd,
Chadstone Vic 3148

Frankston

Ground Flr,
435 Nepean Hwy,
Frankston Vic 3199

Moorabbin

Level 1,
441 South Road,
Moorabbin Vic 3189

Preston

Ground Flr,
84 Hotham St,
Preston Vic 3072

Dandenong

Level 2,
311 Lonsdale St,
Dandenong Vic 3175

Sunshine

Level 5,
12 Clarke Street,
Sunshine Vic 3020