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Commercial Advice


bullet Business Acquisitions

A three stage process: we draft the initial purchase offer on terms that protect you, then we assist you with the due diligence process. Finally, we settle the purchase.

bullet Leases

Advising you at the negotiation stage, drafting concluded leases following agreement on terms.

bullet Joint Ventures and Family Businesses

A significant number of our private clients enter into the world of commerce as a SME either in a family business or under a joint venture with an unrelated party. In both cases, we can help by recommending the best structures that reduce your trading risk and protect your assets. We also prepare documents which outline your areas of responsibility, how the profit is shared and how you can exit the business in the future.

bullet Licensing and Franchises

This is a popular way for our clients to start owning their own business for the first time. We can give advice on licence and franchise agreements and the benefits and disadvantages of both structures.

bullet Security and Debt Protection

You may be lending your personal funds to your business, or to a family member or unrelated third party. In the present economic climate you may be providing a significant volume of work to a client on an unsecured basis. We can assist you in putting security in place so that your funds are secured ahead of other creditors in the event of financial difficulty. We cover all types of security including personal guarantees, mortgages, general security agreements and charges over specific property.

bullet Company Formation and Restructuring

In the process of forming a company in NZ, we add value with shared ownership structures and grouping associated companies to maximise your asset protection and minimise your tax. We can review your existing company structures, and restructure them to your benefit.

bullet Business Migration

There are special rules regarding business migration to New Zealand, we assist with immigration procedures and establishment of complying business entities for investors wanting to establish their businesses in New Zealand.

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Level 14, 7 City Road
Auckland 1010


Carter Atmore Law Limited
PO Box 68656
Wellesley Street
Auckland 1141
New Zealand


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+64 9 921 5000

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Level 14, 7 City Road
Auckland 1010

PO Box 68656
Auckland 1145
New Zealand