Do you know the difference between TWC business lawyers and those in other firms? Ours have actually been in business.
That means our advice is based on real world experience and not just life in the ivory castle of a law office. We understand pressures like cash flow, risk and commerciality. We understand what terms matter and what terms don’t.
We can help you in the range of services you need to get your business up, and running, smoothly and effectively.
Buying and Selling Business
If you’re buying a business then it’s important to know that what you’re buying, and how you’re doing it, are the best ways to be going about things. Getting this wrong can increase your risk, decrease your profits, and make it harder to exit the business later if you want to.
Similarly, we can help you get your business ready for sale. That means preparing the necessary documents and disclosures, and negotiating sale documents with a purchaser to ensure that you’re parting with what you intended and protecting yourself from “buyer’s remorse” problems down the track.
Going Into Business
Setting up your initial set of terms and conditions and agreements will form the legal foundation of a new business.
While many people prefer to avoid lawyers when budgets are tight and you’re in “startup mode” that’s often not a good decision. Many disputes in established companies revolve around what was said, by whom, and what it meant when the business was started.
The problem is that without these documents, there’s nothing which clearly shows how your business was formed, what it was meant to do, who’s responsible for which costs or liabilities, and who takes what benefits if the business is sold down the track.
As well as the documents which govern the relationship between you and your internal partners, you need documents which govern your external relationships with suppliers, customers, and the world at large. These protect you and make your life easier as you get on with actually running your business day to day.
Finally, you need to understand how the documents work and what you need to do to let them do their jobs. We can help you establish efficient processes so that your supply agreements, customer agreements and terms are all doing their jobs properly.
Once you’ve got the initial documents and the processes set up and running smoothly, it’s a lot like going to the dentist – you might need an occasional checkup, but provided you’re looking after things right nothing drastic should happen unless you want it to.
Whether you’re in manufacturing, supply, internet business or brick and mortar stores we can make sure your documentation is compliant and useful to protect you. That might include:
- Terms and Conditions;
- Partnership agreements with your partners;
- Directors and shareholder agreements;
- Supply or Distribution agreements;
- Intellectual property documents and registration (trademarks, for example).
Our business lawyers will help you establish your business the right way, so it can last the distance.
Do you have an existing business that needs a legal makeover? Perhaps you didn’t get all the necessary advice when you started up, or bought into a business with bad existing documents?
Either way we’d be happy to chat with you about where things are at in your business, what you’re concerned about, and whether it needs some attention.
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