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Commercial and Rural Transactions

Are you confident with the commercial lawyers you have engaged to plan and execute your commercial transactions?

There are many law firms that can provide you with "commercial" legal advice and services for your business.  Frequently small to medium size businesses view commercial legal advice as just dotting the i's and crossing the t's on contractual matters such as leasing and sale agreements.  While housekeeping is extremely important, it does not ensure your business is extracting real value from a transaction.

The advice you receive from Cleary Hoare's commercial team adds value in your transactions. For example, are you sure that:

  • You are minimising any tax payable on the transaction?
  • You are not paying too much stamp duty?
  • The business and contract structure is able to deliver the result with minimum tax cost and maximum capital protection?

At Cleary Hoare, we specialise in innovative and client focused results for privately owned and family businesses.  As you and your family move forward in your business, investment and estate journey, our aim is to maximise and protect your net worth.  Through every stage and every major transaction you undertake, our role is to work with you to critically assess your needs and provide strategic and practical advice on your situation.  We take into account four vital elements:

  1. Asset protection and control;
  2. Taxation flexibility;
  3. Maximisation of value;
  4. Reduction in future restructure costs.

To genuinely service your needs, we first have to understand both your personal and business goals.  Listening to you before giving any advice or recommendations is the way we do business.  Most of the time, we also involve your Accountant or Financial Planner to develop a strategy that takes into consideration all aspects of your financial situation. 

No fees are charged unless you agree to our quotes.  Our preliminary observations and/or recommendations are given on an obligation free basis.

For the majority of private business owners, your business is your greatest financial asset.  Do not risk devaluing that asset with inferior commercial advice delivered in a vacuum.  Seek commercial legal support which is strategic and takes into consideration your future business and personal objectives.

Our commercial areas of focus include:

  • Shareholder / buy sell arrangements
  • Business sale / purchases
  • PPSR asset protection
  • Leasing
  • Franchising
  • General commercial advice
  • Share / equity sales
  • Asset / property sales and purchases
  • Joint ventures

Our clients are mostly private business owners who value quality advice and have a strong desire to achieve their personal and business goals.  Examples of our client base include:

Industry

Turnover ($)

Transport

$5m - $50m

Manufacturing

$2m - $50m

Primary Production

$1m - $20m

Professional Services

$500k - $7m

Property Development

$5m - $100m

Construction & Contracting

$1m - $100m

Wholesalers

$2m - $35m

Retail

$1m - $80m

If you would like a review of your commercial agreements or require the assistance of experienced commercial lawyers who are tax specialists, please contact us.