Business Owners

The laws governing business continue to grow in complexity.  Savvy business owners know that they need to get the right lawyer on their side to help them navigate the legal maze.

Stephen Devenish and his team bring decades of hands on experience to helping business owners through the full life cycle of their businesses.  Whether you are looking to get into your first business, to expand or to sell your business, you will benefit from our knowledge and in-depth experience across a range of industries. 

If you find yourself involved in a dispute we can help with that too.  Click here for more details.

Please scroll down for full details of our services.  Please contact us to discuss how you can benefit from our knowledge and experience. 

Stephen Devenish
Mark Valente


  • Purchases and sales of businesses including vendor finance arrangements
  • Negotiation and preparation of commercial contracts
  • Advice on legislative requirements
  • Establishment of business structures including companies/trusts/partnerships
  • Share dealings (transfer and issue) including share sale agreements
  • Directors Duties
  • Deregistration of companies
  • Advice for non-profit organisations and charities
  • Advice on constitutions
  • Transfer Duty
  • Corporations Act compliance
  • Finance agreements including Loan Agreements, Guarantees, Mortgages and personal property security interests
  • Corporate governance
  • Business trading terms and credit terms
  • Corporate restructures
  • Distribution contracts
  • Supply contracts
  • Shareholder and Unit-holder Agreements
  • Review of franchise documents including disclosure statements
  • Redundancy, termination and employment
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Workplace policies
  • Restraints of trade and non-competition
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Employment Agreements

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