Legal Services for Business Owners & Professionals

We help protect what you’ve worked so hard to build

There is no one-size-fits-all approach in business, and you need legal advice that can support you through a wide range of endeavours and challenges.

All our services come with the additional benefit of being backed by tax, accounting and financial advisors from Aintree Group, providing a holistic service that ensures your assets are in the best hands.

We can assist with a variety of legal issues, but we specialise in the following services for business owners and professionals.

Corporate & Commercial Law

From start up to retirement and everything in between – we can help you ensure your business is protected on all sides.

Our legal advisors are trained to counsel you on a range of business matters, including establishing a new business, protecting intellectual property (see more about that below), sale of business, employment law, business health checks and succession planning. So you can make decisions with confidence and peace of mind.

Estate Planning

It is always in the best interests of you and your loved ones to make thorough legal preparations and keep your Estate Plan up to date and legally binding as your life circumstances change.

Estate Planning is so much more than just preparing a Will. We can assist you beyond the basics, including with Testamentary Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Executors, Binding Death Benefit Nominations, minimising death taxes and the administration of your Estate.

Succession Planning

All businesses – of any size and structure – need a clear, comprehensive and legally structured succession plan. Even if you don’t foresee you’ll be leaving your business anytime soon, it pays to be prepared.

We can ensure your business is in safe hands and protect your interests by providing sound Partnership, Shareholder or Unit Holder agreements, Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements and terms of trade, as well as assisting you personally with your transition into a either new venture or into retirement (including the legal aspects of retirement planning).

Intellectual Property & Trademarking

Your business’s Intellectual Property (IP) is extremely valuable. It covers a wide range of intangible assets from your ideas and inventions, to your logos, branding or art. 

Businesses of any size, and in any industry, can fall victim to IP infringements. It’s crucial to do your due diligence to ensure you have all the necessary protections in place for your assets. We can help you put these protections in place. On the flip side you need to ensure you are not at risk of infringing on another brand or business.

We provide the following advice on intellectual property and trademarking services:  

  • Intellectual Property due diligence and auditing; 
  • Registering trademark or patent applications; 
  • Advising you on copyright:
  • Brand protection advice and management; 
  • Recommending asset protective structures; 
  • Disputes relating to Intellectual Property, trademark infringements and oppositions; 
  •  Preparing all forms and documentation relating to Intellectual Property rights, including licence agreements and IP assignment deeds.

Property Law

Our Property Law specialists can assist you with residential and commercial sales and purchases – including complex property transactions and transfers. We can also provide OTP conveyancing and advice on stamp duty and tax, subdivisions, leasing, building, construction and development, and Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements.

Trusts and Self-Managed Super Funds

Trusts can be wonderful tool to structure a business, secure your financial future or provide support to loved ones. However it’s a complex process and it’s crucial that your funds are set up properly to suit your unique circumstances.

We can assist with establishing new trusts and self-managed super funds, preparing Shareholder and Unit Holder Agreements, preparing and updating Deeds and investment agreements, and providing corporate structuring advice. All in collaboration with the tax and superannuation experts at Aintree Group.

Disputes

We act expeditiously on all matters and advise on complex and sensitive disputes.

We provide advice on a wide range of disputes, including:

  • Commercial, Business and Contracts
  • Wills and Estate
  • Building and Civil Disputes
  • Debt Collection
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Claims against Directors, Shareholders and Company Officers

Our aim is to successfully resolve disputes before they become litigious. When litigation becomes unavoidable/inevitable, we work with you to achieve the best outcome whilst considering the commercial reality of your claim.

Not sure where to start? We can provide you with a Legal Health Check, to identify your needs and start working on a plan that will help you reach your goals.