JK Lawyers aims to achieve successful commercial outcomes for you and your business needs. We offer a broad range of commercial litigation services for all areas of business. We work closely with you to understand your business needs and develop solutions with carefully drafted documentation to minimize risks and expedite resolution of matters for you.

Our experienced team can advise you, assist you with your negotiations and draft agreements based on your commercial needs in the following areas:

  • Business alliance agreement
  • Business dispute resolution
  • Commercial and retail lease – agreement and dispute resolution.
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Consultancy agreement
  • Employment agreement
  • Franchise agreement
  • Intellectual property including trademarks and copyright
  • Joint venture agreement
  • Licence agreement
  • Liquor licence
  • Partnership agreement
  • Referral agreement
  • Sale and purchase of business
  • Sale and purchase of franchises
  • Sale and purchase of shares
  • Shareholder agreement
  • Supply agreement
  • Trusts

We are located in Notting Hill (Clayton), Victoria.

Searching for commercial litigation lawyers in Melbourne? JK Lawyers is one of the top commercial law firms in Melbourne, ready to advise you on protecting your assets or strengthening your corporate structure.

Whether you require assistance with a commercial lease, need to sue due to a breach of contract, or have any other matter related to business law, family law or immigration law our firm can give you a helping hand.

How We Can Help You

Our commercial litigation lawyers in Melbourne have many years of expertise in business law. We’re able to assess any situation and calculate the risks for your business – saving you time and money. Unlike most firms, we value our clients’ bottom lines and success. That’s why you can rest assured we will prioritize your needs and give you the best services possible.

Call Us for an initial consultation about what you need us to accomplish, and feel free to ask us about the range of services we can offer you. These include the following:

  • Contract drafting and assessment
  • Corporate structuring, restructuring, or rehabilitation
  • Establish legal entities (trust, company, not for profit organisations) and legal structure
  • Commercial litigation negotiation
  • Property and conveyancing
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy procedures
  • Sale and purchase of businesses
  • Debt recovery
  • Commercial lease, sale, and rent agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Asset protection
  • Copyright and trademark protection
  • Other intellectual property issues
  • Commercial mediation and other business disputes

These are just some of the many legal matters we are fully trained to solve. Whatever commercial litigation issue you need settled, our business lawyers in Melbourne will handle it for you in a cost-effective, efficient manner.

Tell us more details about your specific concern, and we will act promptly to address your requirements. We will present you with options and realistic expectations.

WHAT OUR FIRM CAN DO FOR YOU

After your initial consultation, we will work with you every step of the way. Ranging from small to complex contractual matters, we always strive to provide the best service to our clients.

Once we have received your complete instructions, our legal team will initiate the necessary steps to achieve the best outcome for you. Here are some of the services that our lawyers can provide:

  • Review contracts and draft terms and conditions (sale and purchase, shareholder and unitholder agreements, memorandum of understanding)
  • Undertake due diligence enquiries
  • Provide advice as to the best strategy and action plan to resolve issues
  • Obtain permits and licenses
  • Participate in mediation, negotiation, and dispute resolution process
  • Initiate court proceedings and prepare pleadings for trial
  • Act in dissolution and corporate restructuring

AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS

A contract is a legally binding agreement between 2 or more persons. It is important that you understand your rights and obligations before entering into a contract.

We are able to assist you in drafting your contract to ensure that your interests are protected, that you understand the terms of the contract, and it accurately records the intentions of the parties. If you have entered into a contract and are uncertain as to its terms, we can review the contract and provide you with a clear understanding as to its legal ramifications, while also evaluating all available and or alternative options.

There may be a whole variety of agreements and contracts that you may encounter or require to be created for your circumstances. We have assisted and represented clients with all types and all sorts of agreement and contracts; none is too small or too big for our Firm to create or assist you over.

ASSET PROTECTION AND TRUSTS

It can take a lifetime to grow your assets only to lose it all, over a lapse of judgment.

There are legal means to protect your assets so that you do not lose your assets to malicious creditors should the inevitable occurs.

We have assisted and advised clients in a whole range of circumstances the asset protection structures that is suitable, which may further convey tax advantages.

We can assist to put in place appropriate trust structures to minimise your risk and exposure, maximise the financial returns from your assets, and ultimately leave a lasting legacy for your family.

BUSINESS DISPUTES

Business disputes may occur during the course of operating one’s business activities. Disagreements can arise out of minor misunderstandings, or when unnecessary delays causes frustration in a business transaction, or one party has breached an essential term of the contract leading to a major difficulty.

Business disputes distress staff and stakeholders, reduce performance, compromise delivery, damage business relationships. Ultimately, if left unresolved, disputes may put one’s business at risk.

We are committed to understanding your unique situation and to work out constructive ways to help resolve your business disputes. Our objective is to use our best endeavours to help you save time and money, and to enable you to focus on growing your business.

BUSINESS STRUCTURES

Before you start a business, it will be important to consider which legal structure is best suited to your business purposes and objectives. A sound legal structure will form a strong foundation for you to build a good business that can shoulder growth and increasing business opportunities.

If you have already run a business for some time, your business may be facing growth or major changes. It may be a good time to consider restructuring your current business set up.

There are various options available to you depending on your unique circumstances. Business structures can range from sole proprietorships to partnership, company (proprietary limited, limited by guarantee), corporate trustee, trust, charity organisations, incorporated associations, complex trust structures. At JK Lawyers, your business is our business. We have previously assisted many businesses, and even not for profit organisations, to establish and or revise the most suitable business structure for their requirements.

If you are a director or a person in effective control of a business and or a legal entity, but do not quite know what your legal and compliance obligations are, contact one of our friendly commercial lawyers who will be all too willing to sit down and explain the perimeters of your legal responsibilities, and measures to ensure protection while minimising risk and exposure.

COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL LEASES

Whether you are a landlord or tenant, leasing business premises is a major financial decision. Leases may last for 1 year, but even up to 15 years or more. The financial commitment involved in entering into a lease is not only on a long term basis, but could be huge and burdensome.

In a retail tenancy, the law provides different rights for tenants and particular obligations for landlords. The terms and conditions of a lease are many, and may even be complicated and tricky. You do not want to be unaware, or caught out, and certainly not be faced with onerous consequences that you did not anticipate or budget for. All this can be detrimental to business.

Special conditions may be necessary and we are able to advise the draft of terms and conditions to be included in the lease agreement, then negotiate on your behalf and for your benefit. At JK Lawyers we have the experience and expertise to help you dispel any confusion and to navigate through any complexities of the rights and obligations contained in a lease.

CONSUMER LAW

There are consumer protection laws in Australia. If your business supplies goods and services, you must ensure that your business complies with the Australian Consumer Law.

Goods and services supplied by your business come with certain warranties that cannot be excluded by law.

Further, you must not make any representations about your goods and services that breaches the law.

Breaching the law will incur hefty financial penalties and may result in negative publicity.

At JK Lawyers, we can assist you to understand your legal obligations to avoid unnecessary financial loss.

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS AND DISPUTES

An employer-employee relationship is not merely contractual. There are strict regulations and laws which govern this area.

If you an employer and you engage the services of another, and you wish to terminate their services, you will want to avoid any disputes in relation to non-compliance of your obligations as an employer.

If you are an employee and you have lost your job, you may need legal representation to enforce any of your rights against your employer.

Our team can assist you in drafting or reviewing the employment contract or resolving any disputes that you may encounter.

FRANCHISES

JK Lawyers aims to achieve successful commercial outcomes for you and your business needs. We offer a broad range of commercial services for all areas of business. We work closely with you to understand your business needs and develop solutions with carefully drafted documentation to minimise risks and expedite resolution of matters for you.

Our experienced team can advise you, assist you with your negotiations and draft agreements based on your commercial needs in the following areas:

  • Business alliance agreement
  • Business dispute resolution
  • Commercial and retail lease – agreement and dispute resolution.
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Consultancy agreement
  • Employment agreement
  • Franchise agreement
  • Intellectual property including trademarks and copyright
  • Joint venture agreement
  • Licence agreement
  • Liquor licence
  • Partnership agreement
  • Referral agreement
  • Sale and purchase of business
  • Sale and purchase of franchises
  • Sale and purchase of shares
  • Shareholder agreement
  • Supply agreement
  • Trusts

We are located in Notting Hill (Clayton), Victoria.

JOINT VENTURES

There are many reasons to consider joint ventures, whether incorporated joint ventures or unincorporated joint ventures. When joint ventures are structured appropriately, it will be beneficial to the business and stakeholders. We have the skills to help you establish this business structure so that the obligations of the joint venture parties are properly documented. We can help you draft the required agreements and put in place structures that will give you flexibility to expand the joint venture. If you wish to know more about joint ventures, call us now on 03 9562 2662 or send us an email to admin@jklawyers.com.au.

SALE AND PURCHASE OF BUSINESS

Many people want to run their own business. This will entail buying or selling a business. Whether you are a vendor or a purchaser, there are many things to consider at the outset to avoid some of the known traps. It is wise to obtain sound legal advice before entering into a Contract of Sale of Business. There are laws which govern transactions below specific thresholds. If you are not aware, we have the expertise to advise you through the process from the outset to a smooth completion. Call us today to discuss with our experienced lawyers about your sale or purchase.

SALE AND PURCHASE OF SHARES

If you wish to buy or sell shares in a proprietary limited company you will need to do your own due diligence. This will involve seeking financial as well as legal advice. We can assist you to conduct the due diligence prior to making any commitment. If you decide to proceed with the purchase or sale, we can help negotiate and prepare the relevant agreements to seal the deal. At JK Lawyers, there is no deal that is too big or too small for us.

SHAREHOLDERS AGREEMENT

If you wish to buy or sell shares in a proprietary limited company you will need to do your own due diligence. This will involve seeking financial as well as legal advice. We can assist you to conduct the due diligence prior to making any commitment. If you decide to proceed with the purchase or sale, we can help negotiate and prepare the relevant agreements to seal the deal. At JK Lawyers, there is no deal that is too big or too small for us.

TERMS OF TRADE

If you are supplying goods or services, you need to ensure that your terms of trade are clear to your customers. Your customers as consumers are protected by certain warranties required by law. You need to ensure that you do not breach any Consumer Protection Laws as it can result in substantial penalties. Further, you will need to comply with relevant privacy laws. A well drafted terms of trade will minimize your legal and financial risks. Don’t put your business at risk - talk to one of our lawyers today.

FAQS ABOUT OUR COMMERCIAL LAW SERVICES

Do you cover employment contracts and issues?
Yes. Our firm can assist with employment law matters, including issues related to dismissals of employees. Consult us if you want to draft a contract of employment or resolve an unfair dismissal claim. We can advise you about key provisions to include to protect you as employers.

How can my business collect debts?
Depending on the size of the debt, you have several options. You can start by sending a letter of demand or engaging the services of a debt collector. If the debtor refuses to pay, you can initiate court proceedings.

Talk to us about the circumstances so we can find a cost effective solution to resolve your debt collections matter.

I’m selling my business. Do I need a lawyer?
Yes. Preparing for the sale of your business can be very complicated and time-consuming, so it is advisable to engage a lawyer.

Commercial law firms will know the requirements for licences and assets to be transferred as part of the sale of your business. With a lawyer’s help, you can handle the negotiations of the sale process with potential buyers – more effectively, saving you time and stress.

WHERE TO NEXT

Taking the next step and contacting a lawyer can be scary. Our lawyers will make you feel comfortable so you can talk about your matter with ease.

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