Business Advice & Transactions

Meritus Legal provides legal advice for all stages of your business’s life cycle, whether you’re a start-up or a mature enterprise. We promise to partner with you to ensure your business is compliant with the law, and its legal risks are mitigated and properly managed. 

See below for examples of potential issues your business may face in its life cycle.  

1. Start-Up

  • Legal structure of your business entity
  • Incorporation
  • Registration of your business name
  • Drafting employment contracts and surrounding employment law issues
  • Admission of new shareholders or partners
  • Drafting contemporary terms & conditions of trade, private policy, terms of use etc.
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Legal issues related to funding and finance
  • Advice on Personal Properties Securities Act (if relevant) 

2. Establishment & Growth

  • Legal issues relating to new business opportunities
  • Recruitment of key personnel
  • Protection of new intellectual property
  • Ongoing review of contract and negotiations with customers and suppliers
  • Ongoing compliance with Corporations Act and Fair Work Act 

3. Maturity & Expansion

  • Acquisitions of new businesses
  • Acquisitions of other investments or land
  • Admission of new shareholders
  • Recruitment of key personnel
  • Entry into new markets (including overseas) 

4. Exit

  • Business succession
  • Sale of the business or equity
  • Exit of shareholders or partners