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BUYING OR SELLING A BUSINESS

Thinking of buying the business?  It is well-known that buying a business can in many instances offer a lower level of risk, than that compared to starting your own business from the ground up.  That said, there are still many risks when buying a business, and many factors to consider, such as :

  1. understanding and qualifying the viability of the business;
  2. It is a fair price and how are you going to pay for it?
  3. what business and/or management structure would best suit you ?  (for example, we will operate as a partnership or a trust, as a sole trader or a company:
  4. which of these prospective structures offers you the best tax advantage for the long-term?);
  5. is there a lease and what are the terms?;
  6. are there licensing requirements ?. Staffing? Staffing obligations?
  7. Conditions to help you buy in;
  8. and many more questions which may come to mind.

Of course, selling a business also requires a certain level of diligence and compliance, including proper and effective disclosures in relation to business names, tenancy or lease agreements, plant and equipment inventory et cetera. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Preparation of Sale of Business contracts and ancillary documentation ;
  • Perusal and advice on lease terms and conditions relative to the business;
  • Advice on Business Management Structures and Asset Protection options
  • Company Incorporation and Australian Securities & Investments Commission company documentation.

LEASING LAW

The leasing of a business premises involves the negotiation of terms, preparation of the lease documentation, and when suitable title and other registration.  Whether it be commercial or industrial or retail, Cass Legal have the experience to offer you the level of advice that you need to enter into a new or existing lease, or to renew or negotiate the lease of your current premises. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Preparation of Lease documentation;
  • Perusal and advice on lease terms and conditions;
  • Registration of Lease documents with the Department of Natural Resources.

COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS DISPUTES

Menacing disputes?  Just want to get back to business?  We have the expertise to assist you to resolve commercial disputes through negotiation, and if necessary, Court proceedings.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Letters of Demand;
  • Negotiations with the other side;
  • Preparation of Court documents;
  • Representation in Court.

DEBT RECOVERY

Chasing a debt?  Cass Legal can help to recover your money.

It is often the case that a letter of demand from our firm will encourage payment, in a far more cost-effective manner than to proceed to court and extended legal argument.  Recovery is best achieved with a prompt and early response.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Recovery of unpaid accounts for your business;
  • Recovery of money for property damage;
  • Preparing a Demand Letter;
  • Preparing Court Documents and enforcing payment.

GENERAL LITIGATION

There are many circumstances under which a dispute can arise.  Cass Legal can provide advice and assistance to resolve your dispute quickly and in many instances, cost effectively.  With considerable experience in negotiating a resolution, we can help to minimise the distress, nuisance and cost to you.

If necessary, we can proceed in Court action for you, and fight your case with the tenacity required for a speedy resolution. In all litigation cases, it is most important that you keep detailed notes of any altercations or discussions in relation to the dispute so that this evidence can be used to enforce your argument.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Letters of Demand;
  • Negotiations with the other side;
  • Preparation of Court documents;
  • Representation in Court.

CORPORATIONS LAW

Cass Legal can assist you with your new or existing corporate and/or business enterprise structures. For example we can provide proper explanation and advice, on matters relative to a new or existing company, including the obligations and duties of directors, or rights of shareholders. 

We help with the creation of a Company (i.e. incorporation), including preparation of the appropriate forms and organising the Constitution and Company Seal (if required).  The change over or variation to company structures, particularly where ownership is varied, we can assist with drawing various agreements (i.e. shareholding agreements) and lodgement of any ASIC forms necessary to complete such changes.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Creation of a Company;
  • Preparation of ASIC Corporation documents.

FRANCHISING LAW

There are a lot of factors to consider when buying a franchise, a lot more than just buying a business. Setting up your own franchise can also be complex and you must ensure that proper disclosure is made in accordance with the statutory requirements. Cass Legal has considerable experience in franchise transactions. We strive to ensure that your franchising transaction runs smoothly and that your rights are always protected along the way.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Buying / Selling Your Franchise;
  • Preparing Disclosure Statement & Franchise Agreement
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