Business

We Help...

  • When only one quarter of small businesses succeed in their first 12 months it is essential that you have a professional team behind you.
  • We know which questions to ask.
  • We help to investigate the options.

We Understand...

  • Buying a business is just the beginning.
  • Navigating business requirement, from workplace obligations and succession planning, to regulations and structuring, requires a lawyer who will guide you as your business grows and matures.
  • You need someone to fight for you when things don’t go to plan.

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We Do...

Purchase and sale of a business

We will support you on the road to business success.


Business structuring

Choosing the right structure for you before you establish your business can save headaches down the track.

There are four main structures available for small businesses:

  1. Sole trader;
  2. Partnership;
  3. Company; and
  4. Trust.

Each structure has its advantages and disadvantages including:

  • Taxation;
  • Personal legal liability;
  • Business life;
  • Capital availability;
  • Operational flexibility.

Accordingly, choosing the structure (or combination of structures) right for you prior to starting a small business is vital. We, in conjunction with your accountant, can assist you in determining which structure is suitable for you and setting this up for you so that you are prepared from the very beginning.


Succession planning

You work hard to build your business, so you want to know that it will be in safe hands when you retire or die. Planning your exit in advance will provide a smooth transition for your business, staff and clients.


Work place obligations

You want to do the right thing by your valuable staff. Navigating your legal obligations for everything from insurance, tax, and superannuation, to employment records and employee health and safety takes a team of experts.


Partnership agreements

Many businesses start with a collaboration between friends or relatives who agree in good faith to build a business based on a shared goal. When you don’t agree with partners or want to go in a different direction it will be less painful if a management agreement is already in place.


Franchise agreements

From entering into, transferring, extending or ceasing a franchise agreement, we will build an agreement to protect your rights and investment.


Property transactions

We will advise you of your rights and obligations with regard to property transactions and transfers including:

  • Buying and selling commercial and industrial property;
  • Commercial and retail leases;
  • Contracts for the sale or purchase of a business;
  • Subdivisions and new titles.

Conveyancing is a complex area of law. In engaging an experienced lawyer we will also be able to assist you with such issues as estate agents, planning and zoning advice, pool fencing and Owners Corporations.


Business disputes

When things don’t go to plan we have Accredited Specialists in commercial litigation to make things right. With a focus on alternative dispute resolution, we will find the right path and the right result for you.


Our Business Lawyers

Tim Robinson

Accredited Specialist - Family Law & Commercial Litigation

Andy Shaw

Accredited Specialist - Business Law

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We can help

Our team of lawyers provide expert advice, with most holding Law Institute of Victoria Specialist Accreditation in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury Law and/or Commercial Litigation.

  • All initial consultations are obligation free.
  • At Robinson Gill Lawyers you speak to a lawyer.
  • Call us to help you 03 9890 332103 9890 3321 or 1800 745 3421800 745 342.
  • Fax us 03 9898 426603 9898 4266.
  • Send us an enquiry.
  • In two convenient locations:
    701 Station Street, Box Hill (Head Office)
    Level 40/140 William Street, Melbourne
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