About to set up your first or tenth business? Let’s meet to discuss your goals and ultimate exit before you lock yourself into a structure, business partner or funding regime. Once you’ve decided, we can provide simple, effective agreements through to the most complex; tailored to your needs.
PROTECTING YOUR BRAND
You have invested considerable time and effort creating a distinctive brand or trademark. One that has a strong reputation due to the quality of goods or services it represents.
…or you may have just developed a new brand or refreshed an existing one.
We will assist you to protect these valuable assets and stop others from exploiting or damaging them.
Employing people can be one of the most rewarding and profitable thing a business can do; we know, we’re growing too! Developing a great workplace and culture means having in place mechanisms which enable you to deal with the occasional bad egg, meet your work health and safety obligations, ensure employees understand the rules and their obligations.
Let’s start with your first employment contract and go from there!
UNDERSTANDING LEGAL DOCUMENTS
One of our key goals is to make the law accessible to businesses. It’s ok to express anger and frustration when confronted by 50 pages of gobbledy gook. Our focus will be on debunking this and isolating the key issues/decision points in any legal document including commercial transactions and agreements, partnership or shareholder agreements, option deeds, supply agreements, licensing agreements, terms and conditions. Written contracts provide clarity and certainty.
RESOLVE A BUSINESS DISPUTE
Business disputes are a distraction. They are costly both in dollars and emotional energy.
Your dispute may relate to a contract, a shareholders/owners disagreement or the terms of a lease. Our expert litigators will be focused on achieving a commercial outcome for your business from the get go.
DON'T PAY ANY MORE TAX THAN IS NECESSARY
Its OK to minimize your tax legally. We’ll help you to select the best business structure, ensure that you take advantage of relevant government assistance and set you up in your own superfund if appropriate.
But we’ll do this with your long-term commercial objectives in mind, no stop gaps or expedient decisions.
LEASING OR PURCHASING PROPERTY
It is just a standard lease right? There’s no room to negotiate? Wrong! We regularly give our client’s leases the once over to ensure that key items such as future rental periods (options), make-goods and rental increases are dealt with properly.
Or if you’re just about to buy that factory or office building, we can advise you which entity to use to acquire it, review that loan agreement and set your investment up for success.
FILM, TV, THEATRE & MUSIC
Drafting and Negotiating Talent Agreements, Agent and Management Agreements, Rights Acquisition Agreements (Life Rights, Screenplay & Options), Employment & Contractor Agreements for Cast & Crew, Chain of Title Clearance, Non-Disclosure Agreements (“Confidentiality”), Writer & Producer Agreements, Talent & Location Releases, Band, Music & Synch Licensing & Composer Agreements, Digital Content Agreements.
ENTERTAINMENT VISAS & IMMIGRATION
Visas for Cast & Crew for Film, TV, Theatre, Music, Sports. Visas for Celebrity Talent. Australian & US Working and Living visas.