Whether you’re a start-up setting up a new business, planning to buy or sell a business, or looking for advice on a business dispute, our team of expert business lawyers can help guide you through the legal formalities. Our goal is to make it as simple as possible, so you have more time to worry about running your business.
Rockliffs have been serving Australian businesses since the 70’s, and have extensive experience across all industries in which our clients operate. We offer a wide range of practical legal solutions for individuals, start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises.
Our Managing Partner, Stephen Rockliff, is also an Accredited Specialist in business law, with over 40 years of experience in providing Australian and international businesses with timely, creative and cost-effective legal solutions.
What business services to we provide?
Our team of business lawyers can help you with:
Business structures: If you are establishing a new business, we can guide you with selecting the most sound and appropriate kind of structure for your particular business, whether by a partnership, joint venture, company, trust, sole trader or franchise. If you’re looking to restructure your business we can help with partnership dissolutions, corporate restructures and mergers and acquisitions. Read more.
Business contracts: Our commercial lawyers can prepare or review all types of legal contracts including purchase or sale of a business contracts, share sale agreement, put and call options, franchise agreements, supply agreements, service agreements, distribution agreements, partnership agreements, commercial contracts. We’ll make sure that the contract terms and conditions are suitable for your business now and into the future, and ensure that due diligence standards are met. For buyers, we ensure that you get what you pay for – for sellers, we help minimise risks associated with selling a business. Read more.
Commercial disputes and commercial litigation: We offer dispute resolution services and business litigation covering a wide range of problems including breach of contract, building and property disputes, debt recovery, partnership disputes and company disputes. Read more.
Corporations law: We can assist with shareholders agreements, advice on corporate governance, and documenting company administrations. Read more.
Franchises: If you’re looking to buy into a franchise we can help you go through the franchise agreement and franchisor disclosure documents to make sure that you are aware of all of the issues that could make or break your new business.
Copyright, trademarks and patents: We can help you manage and enforce your intellectual property rights, including litigation where needed. We can also help you with registering designs, patents and trademarks. Read more.
Property and leasing: We can assist with retail leasing and commercial leasing for both landlords and tenants. We can also assist with the sale or purchase of commercial property. Read more.
Commercial law and small business legal advice: We offer small business legal help in a wide range of matters including the Australian Consumer Law (Competition and Consumer Act 2010, previously the Trade Practices Act 1974). Read more.
Workplace and employment: We can draw up or review employment contracts and workplace agreements as well as assist with disputes and unfair dismissals. We can also assist with occupational health and safety issues.
Bankruptcy and insolvency: We can assist with the whole process of recovering money owed to you from an initial Letter of Demand through to Statement of Claim and Court Judgment. Read more.
Taxation and finance: we can draft and review mortgages, guarantees, charges and other securities documentation as well as obtain advice in regards to GST, Capital Gains and Land Tax.
Business succession and asset protection: You need a plan in place to make sure that your business and personal assets are protected. We can work with your business and family to devise a plan that keeps your hard-won assets safe through unit, discretionary and family trusts, Wills and/or Powers of Attorney. Read more.
Whatever your circumstances, a good business lawyer on your side can help you mitigate risks associated with running any business. For a complete range of our business legal services, or to speak with one of our experienced business and commercial lawyers in Sydney, call us today.
Our offices are conveniently located in Sydney CBD, and we can also meet you at your premises. Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation with an experienced business lawyer in Sydney CBD.