Commercial Law

Commercial Law & Practice

As trusted advisors, Schmidt-Liermann Lawyers are committed to understanding the specific commercial environment in which our clients operate. We recognise the significant legal challenges faced by our corporate clients in complying with their legal obligations as well as ensuring that they are able to transact business in a timely and commercially advantageous manner.

In providing our services we offer you the security of knowing that your legal interests have been properly considered and that your exposure to transactional risks has been minimised.

Advice Work

We can advise you on: 

  • suitable business structures including partnerships, trusts and corporations
  • business name registration
  • establishing, buying and selling a business
  • taxation issues including capital gains tax and GST
  • business management and administration
  • employment matters (including employment contracts, employee rights, unfair dismissal, restraint of trade and confidentiality agreements)
  • managing the employment recruitment and termination process
  • copyright and intellectual property law
  • legislative compliance, including corporate governance and workplace health & safety
  • liquidation and winding up of your business interests
  • the preparation and documentation of commercial contracts for the supply of goods, services and works
  • the settlement of disputes

Commercial Agreements & Transactions

We have extensive experience in preparing: 

  • construction contracts
  • commercial leases and licences
  • guarantees and security documents
  • goods and services supply agreements
  • hire agreements
  • lending agreements (mortgage documents, liens, chattel mortgages)
  • local government tenders
  • management agreements
  • public private partnership agreements
  • partnership and joint venture agreements
  • share sale agreements
  • shareholder agreements
  • deeds of settlement and release
  • option agreements
  • waste management contracts