Business Acquisitions and Sales
A business purchase is a three step process and our commercial lawyers can assist you through the entire process. With a wealth of experience our commercial lawyers can prepare the initial purchase offer ensuring terms are included to best protect your interests.
They are then on hand to assist you through the due diligence process, ensuring you gather information for various sources to determine whether this is the right purchase for you. Once you are satisfied with your due diligence, our commercial lawyers will complete settlement of your purchase.
Likewise our Auckland lawyers are able to help protect your interests in the sale of a business from the beginning with the agreement right through settlement ensuring you are protected from any future issues arising in the running of the business.
Our law firm can assist you with all stages of a commercial lease whether acting for you as the Landlord or the Tenant. Our commercial lawyers are here to assist you with negotiating terms, preparing and advising you on all aspects of leases, including renewals and rent reviews.
Joint Ventures and Family Businesses
Our business lawyers can assist you with structuring your new family business or your new venture with an unrelated party. We can advise you on how to best protect your assets and reduce trading risk as well as prepare documents with you to ensure all agreements on profit sharing and ending or exiting the business are thought of and recorded at the beginning.
Licensing and Franchises
These are both popular ways of commencing your own business under the umbrella of a parent company that has a successful business doing the same thing. Our commercial lawyers can walk you through the steps required to commence business using one of these models and advise on the advantages and disadvantages of both models.
Security and Debt Protection
Our commercial lawyers can assist you in documenting any loans you make to family or in business, advising you on the structure of loan documents and how to take security to safeguard your loan. Security can include personal guarantees, mortgages, general security agreements and charges over specific property.
Company Formation and Restructuring
A business lawyer can add value to your company formation particularly around shareholding structure and shareholding agreements. We can review your current structure and work with you to rework this to your benefit. We can also assist with company administration including maintenance of company details with the Companies Office and filing annual returns.
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