Business Legal Advice

Legal Advice to Protect You & Your Business

Business Legal Advice

Legal Advice to Protect You & Your Business

Trouble getting paid? Getting demands for payment,
or damage claims, penalty notices or in a family dispute?

Specialised skills are needed to help small-medium businesses overcome these problems. Our specialist legal and business experts help our clients solve problems like these every day.

Business Legal Experts

Thesolvers.com.au members are all specialists in the field. Click on selected profiles below to find out how they help you manage your tax debt.

Niall Coburn
Niall Coburn
Bruce Pasetti portrait photo
Bruce Pasetti

Our members specialise in:

  • Protecting Yourself and
  • Your Business
  • Litigation
  • Asset Protection
  • Unconscionable Conduct
  • Family Business Disputes
  • Family Business Inheritance Issues
  • Employing Staff

If  your needs are more specific, we’re here to help. If you’re not sure, if there’s more than one issue you’d like to discuss or if you need help right away contact us now – it’s likely we’ve come across the problem before.

Protecting Yourself & Your Business

Which do I choose? Sole trader vs company vs trust? If you trade using just an ABN, what risks are you taking? Is the costs of setting up and keeping a company legally compliant worth the extra cost for your business?

Businesses often evolve, you might find that two people working together become a partnership, or at least may expose each other to risk. So how can businesses protect the assets of sole proprietors and partners?

What is the best company structure to protect assets? Fit for purpose structures can be fairly straightforward to set up and manage. You do need to act early, get good advice and stay compliant.

Litigation

The great thing about Australia is our justice system; and the worst thing about our justice system is its cost.  Litigation is expensive so getting a first, second and third opinion is probably worth the effort – depending on what it is you are pursuing or defending.

Our specialist team is well-versed in getting results for the client and assisting with alternative methods to reach an acceptable result – efficient, ethical and economic.

We also have access to litigation funding for the right claims.

Asset Protection

A lot of people don’t distinguish between their business and themselves. And often they take loans against their homes, or are using business assets for personal use and so on.

Too rarely people think about how to protect their home, or keep the kids in a good school when things go sour. All too often too, people don’t ask themselves what might happen to their business if they enter a new relationship, or go through a divorce.

Asset protection is a bit about planning ahead, and a bit about thinking through risks and change. How can you avoid being personally liable for business debt? Are you sure your hard work and home are protected?

Unconscionable Conduct

Sometimes in business you can be the victim of unfair treatment. ‘Too bad’, is often the excuse, ‘business is business’. But recent changes in the law mean your contract terms may now fall into the ‘unconscionable conduct’ category.

If the the dealings can be legally proven to be particularly harsh or unusually unfair, you may have options. Get some advice on your rights and obligations.

Family Business Disputes

Sometimes in business you can be the victim of unfair treatment. ‘Too bad’, is often the excuse, ‘business is business’. But recent changes in the law mean your contract terms may now fall into the ‘unconscionable conduct’ category.

If the the dealings can be legally proven to be particularly harsh or unusually unfair, you may have options. Get some advice on your rights and obligations.

Family Business Inheritance Issues

If you’ve worked in the family business for years, only to see a divorce, a new partner or a lazy ‘family favourite’ try to take it away, then you know the problems around family business inheritance.

Succession and Estate Planning are separate issues. For example, Succession Planning deals with:

  • How can I take over the family business?
  • How can I sell the business tax-effectively to my children?
  • Who takes over if I get sick?
  • What happens when I retire or die? (whatever comes first)

These are not standard legal or accounting issues and they need specialist skills and experience. Managing estates and succession, avoiding tax bills and managing the tax implications calls on the skills and experience of a specialist family business inheritance advisor. The consequences of enlisting the wrong advisor can be disastrous.

Employing Staff

Rights, Wages and Termination, Workers Comp, Staff Management, Contracts, Recruitment and Outsourcing, Personal, PAYG and Super Liability; we  advise on all these matters in relation to employing staff.

Trouble getting paid? Getting demands for payment,
or damage claims, penalty notices or in a family dispute?

Specialised skills are needed to help small-medium businesses overcome these problems. Our specialist legal and business experts help our clients solve problems like these every day.

Legal Advice for Business

Our members specialise in:

If  your needs are more specific, we’re here to help. If you’re not sure, if there’s more than one issue you’d like to discuss or if you need help right away contact us now – it’s likely we’ve dealt with the problem before.

Business Legal Experts

Thesolvers.com.au members are experts in the field. Click selected profiles below to find out how they help you manage your tax debt.

Niall Coburn
Niall Coburn
Bruce Pasetti portrait photo
Bruce Pasetti

Protecting Yourself & Your Business

Which do I choose? Sole trader vs company vs trust? If you trade using just an ABN, what risks are you taking? Is the costs of setting up and keeping a company legally compliant worth the extra cost for your business?

Businesses often evolve, you might find that two people working together become a partnership, or at least may expose each other to risk. So how can businesses protect the assets of sole proprietors and partners?

What is the best company structure to protect assets? Fit for purpose structures can be fairly straightforward to set up and manage. You do need to act early, get good advice and stay compliant.

Talk to Us

Litigation

The great thing about Australia is our justice system; and the worst thing about our justice system is its cost.  Litigation is expensive so getting a first, second and third opinion is probably worth the effort – depending on what it is you are pursuing or defending.

Our specialist team is well-versed in getting results for the client and assisting with alternative methods to reach an acceptable result – efficient, ethical and economic.

We also have access to litigation funding for the right claims.

Talk to Us

Family Business Disputes

For many in family business, it’s more than just a business. Especially for farming families, it’s a way of life. A lot is at stake when control passes from one member to another, which makes succession planning essential to its survival.

Talk to Us

These are not standard legal or accounting issues and they need specialist skills and experience.

Employing Staff

Rights, Wages and Termination, Workers Comp, Staff Management, Contracts, Recruitment and Outsourcing, Personal, PAYG and Super Liability; we  advise on all these matters in relation to employing staff.

Talk to Us

Asset Protection

A lot of people don’t distinguish between their business and themselves. And often they take loans against their homes, or are using business assets for personal use and so on.

Too rarely people think about how to protect their home, or keep the kids in a good school when things go sour. All too often too, people don’t ask themselves what might happen to their business if they enter a new relationship, or go through a divorce.

Asset protection is a bit about planning ahead, and a bit about thinking through risks and change. How can you avoid being personally liable for business debt? Are you sure your hard work and home are protected?

Unconscionable Conduct

Sometimes in business you can be the victim of unfair treatment. ‘Too bad’, is often the excuse, ‘business is business’. But recent changes in the law mean your contract terms may now fall into the ‘unconscionable conduct’ category.

If the the dealings can be legally proven to be particularly harsh or unusually unfair, you may have options. Get some advice on your rights and obligations.

Talk to Us

Family Business Inheritance Issues

If you’ve worked in the family business for years, only to see a divorce, a new partner or a lazy ‘family favourite’ try to take it away, then you know the problems around family business inheritance.

Succession and Estate Planning are separate issues. For example, Succession Planning deals with:

  • How can I take over the family business?
  • How can I sell the business tax-effectively to my children?
  • Who takes over if I get sick?
  • What happens when I retire or die? (whatever comes first)

These are not standard legal or accounting issues and they need specialist skills and experience. Managing estates and succession, avoiding tax bills and managing the tax implications calls on the skills and experience of a specialist family business inheritance advisor. The consequences of enlisting the wrong advisor can be disastrous.

Talk to Us

Niall Coburn

Niall Coburn

Niall is a Litigator, Prosecutor and Corporate Investigator. Find out more or Email Niall.

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Bruce Pasetti

Bruce Pasetti is the ‘go-to’ for actions for Windup (or to defend companies and directors against similar actions). Bruce is a Solicitor with over 20 years legal and specialist Insolvency experience. Find our more or Email Bruce.

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Adam Parkinson

Adam is a Barrister, Solicitor and Business Turnaround Expert. Having run his own enterprises he has hands-on business experience.  Find out more or Email Adam.

Cheryl Stainsby

Cheryl is a Director’s Advocate specialising in Crisis Management; Business Health Checks, Asset Protection and Exit Strategy  Find out more or Email Cheryl.

Stuart Craig

Stuart is a Business Transformation Specialist and Accountant, specialising in business turnaround and restructure, business management and Business ownership transfer. Find out more or Email Stuart.

James Flaherty

James Flaherty

James is a business consultant and accountant. He specialises in sales and marketing for the business and finance sectors. Find out more or Email James.

Travis Dix

Travis Dix

Travis is a specialist advisor for debt management, asset protection, business credit and insurance. Find our more or Email Tavis.

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Ginette Muller

Ginette is a Business Crisis Advisor and Accountant specialising in Safe Harbour, refinancing, litigation funding, restructure and business crisis advice. Find out more or  Email Ginette.