Business Transactions & Structures

Having the right structures and core agreements in place is essential for every successful business and improves business protection and sale value.

Business Services

We assist Business clients with:

Transactions

Structures

  • Establishing businesses and advice in relation to business structures and restructuring.
  • Incorporating existing businesses.
  • Advising and establishing Family Discretionary Trusts and Unit Trusts.

Advice

Agreements & Legal Documents

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1300 553 343

Make important business decisions with confidence.

The right structures can protect assets, limit or isolate commercial risks and facilitate tax minimisation strategies and Estate Planning.

Well executed Transactions and Agreements can create or realise capital value.

Who are you trusting to deliver the best legal outcomes for your business.

How We Help

Our Business & Commercial Lawyers take a proactive approach to assisting business clients. We are constantly on the lookout for ways that we can benefit your business or eliminate or reduce risks and protect assets.

We have experience in dealing with a wide range of commercial issues and transactions including:

  • Complex Share Sale Agreements and Mergers for shares worth over $18 million,
  • Negotiating & drafting unique or complex core Agreements and Transaction Deeds,
  • Buying or Selling Businesses,
  • Corporate restructuring and Business Succession Planning Agreements, Restructure Deeds and Deeds of Company Arrangement,
  • Business structuring and restructuring, and
  • standard form Contracting Solutions.

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1300 553 343

Building & Construction Law
6/06/2017 by Amanda Crosbie

Common Misconceptions about Contracting in the Building & Construction Industry and what to do to avoid getting caught out.

When I ask clients whether a written contract was in place or whether variations had been documented, too often I receive the following response “no there was no contract, we just agreed to it” or “I didn’t think it was necessary it was a small job“. Firstly, it is an incorrect assumption that just because […]

Property & Estates
4/08/2016 by Anna Roberts

Helping Your Children – Loan or Gift? – Simple Legal Solutions

Andrew has recently started his own business. Andrew has incorporated a company of which he is the sole director and entered into a number of contracts with suppliers. As the director Andrew has also signed a number of personal guarantees. Andrew’s father Mark wants to help Andrew out with his new business venture and has […]

Business & Company
27/07/2016 by Sam Roberts

Is your business ready for sale?

Early Legal Considerations To ensure that a Business Sale Contract can be promptly submitted to your eventual buyer following negotiation of a price and sale terms, you should consider the following and provide us with early instructions to address any matters and/or to prepare a draft Business Sale Contract, when you have decided to sell […]

Business & Company
16/08/2013 by Sam Roberts

What is a Shareholders’ Agreement?

Introduction to Business Succession Planning What is a Buy/Sell Option Agreement? Why do I need a Buy/Sell Option Agreement? What is a Shareholders’ Agreement A Shareholders’ Agreement (similar to a Partnership Agreement) is an Agreement between two (2) or more co-owners of a business setting out their agreements with respect to the management and control of […]

Business & Company
16/08/2013 by Sam Roberts

Why do I need a Shareholders’ Agreement (Partnership Agreement)?

Introduction to Business Succession Planning What is a Buy/Sell Option Agreement? Why do I need a Buy/Sell Option Agreement? What is a Shareholders’ Agreement? Why do I need a Shareholders’ Agreement (Partnership Agreement)? Anyone who is a co-owner in a business should have a Shareholders’ Agreement (if the business is carried on by a company) […]

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Testimonials

You amazed us with your energy and knowledge, you are a champion.

I would like to thank you and your team for assisting myself and Andrew with the restructure.  You amazed us with your energy and knowledge, you are a champion.

After working with others it is refreshing to have you on our side.  Thanks also from all our staff for assisting in securing their future.

Paul Barwick, Director.

MCA Engineering


Sam is extremely knowledgeable about the commercial and legal aspects of generating wealth from business.

Sam is extremely knowledgeable about the commercial and legal aspects of generating wealth from people’s greatest asset – their business.”

Michael Craddock


Sam has an ability to achieve a great result for his client without becoming confrontational with the transactional parties.

“Sam is personable whilst remaining extremely professional. He has an ability to achieve a great result for his client without becoming confrontational with the transactional parties. He focuses clearly on what is needed to finalise the matter in an effective and efficient manner.

It is a pleasure to work with Sam”

Lindsey Karathanassis, Linkara Capital


Sam has an in depth knowledge in commercial areas of the law which is invaluable to us as accountants.

“I have just started working with Sam and find he has an in depth knowledge in commercial areas of the law which is invaluable to us as accountants. I would recommend Sam to any of my business clients.”

Richard McArtney, Bentley’s Accountants Newcastle Pty Ltd


Sam took the time to understand our business and worked closely with us to create a contract that was easy for our clients to read and understand while providing us with the required level of legal protection.

“We worked with Sam from Roberts Legal to develop a service level contract for use with our clients. Sam took the time to understand our business and worked closely with us to create a contract that was easy for our clients to read and understand while providing us with the required level of legal protection. I would recommend Sam and the Roberts Legal team to anyone who is after a solicitor who will take the time to understand their needs and requirements or after a solicitor who can talk to them in plain English.”

Tristan HoughMyrtec


Sam’s asks the right questions to get the process under way in an incredibly efficient manner.

“Sam Roberts and the team at Roberts Legal are the most dynamic and professional law firm that I have worked with. Sam’s asks the right questions to get the process under way in an incredibly efficient manner and they keep you informed, every step of the way. No chasing up required, which is a rarity in professional service outfits. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

Stuart Upward, The Right Person


Sam and his team were great in helping us set up our business.

“Sam and his team were great in helping us set up our business. They offered practical advice and were very responsive with answering questions and documentation.”

Luan Atkinson


Sam has proven to me he has an in depth knowledge of legal matters, is very approachable and discharges his responsibilities in a timely and professional manner.

“I have used the services of Roberts Legal and in particular Sam Roberts for both myself and for my clients, and continue to do so. Sam has proven to me he has an in depth knowledge of legal matters, is very approachable and discharges his responsibilities in a timely and professional manner.”

Erminio Adoranti, Accountant, Adoranti & Co


Sam and his team have been extremely professional, efficient and courteous.

“We have used Sam Roberts now on a number of occasions for various legal matters – including some very complex issues. On all occasions Sam and his team have been extremely professional, efficient and courteous.”

Brentwood Skin