Business Structures & Asset Protection

Business structure and the protection of assets are two of the most important issues to consider when starting a business or embarking on any significant change. How you structure and set-up your business, in many cases, will determine its chances of ongoing success.
 
At Coleman Greig we provide practical advice that takes into account your individual business, the environment in which it operates, and the various stakeholders. We can advise on the legal implications of a particular business structure and work with you, and your other advisers, to ensure the structure of your business meets your specific needs in the long term.
 
We can help you with:
  • Sole trader set-up 
  • Partnerships 
  • Corporate structures 
  • Family/discretionary/unit trusts 
  • Limited Liability companies 
  • Joint ventures 
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Tax effective business structuring 
  • Business succession planning 
  • Structures for holding assets and distributing income.

For more information, or to make an appointment at one of our offices, contact us.

Parramatta Office
Phone +61 2 9895 9200
Level 11, 100 George Street,
Parramatta NSW 2150

or

Norwest Baulkham Hills Office
Phone +61 2 9895 9343
Suite 601, Level 6, 2 - 8 Brookhollow Avenue
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
info@colemangreig.com.au    

Business Structures & Asset Protection - Our Clients

Coleman Greig’s team of experienced commercial lawyers provides quality advice and representation to a diverse range of clients. Our commercial clients include family businesses and private and publicly owned companies including subsidiaries of multi-national organisations. 
 
Our experience and expertise crosses numerous industry sectors including manufacturing, franchising, building and construction, retail, services, not-for-profit, finance and government. Over the years our team has developed an in-depth understanding of the issues facing all businesses in general, as well as the particular issues that arise in different industries. 
 
As a client, you can be sure that we understand your business, your operating environment and the commercial issues you face.
 
….(Coleman Greig provide the) same level of expertise and experience as you would get at a top tier CBD-based firm but are more accessible and it is much easier to get a quick turnaround at a very reasonable price.”
Stephen Millar, Vice President, Brady Corporation.

Publications

  • Doing business overseas? Here’s what you need to know - 14 Nov 2017
    Caroline Hutchinson, Peter Stewart
    Doing business overseas can be a great way of reaching a much larger audience but there are also pitfalls. This checklist will help you prepare to successfully do business overseas.
  • Industry recognition for expertise and impact - 6 Sep 2017
    Coleman Greig is thrilled with the recent recognition of two of its Principals, Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar and Caroline Hutchinson, in industry awards.
  • Coleman Greig joins international network of law firms - 8 May 2017
    Coleman Greig is excited to announce that we have become the only Australian law firm to become a member of First Law International (FLI), a global network of over 75 independent full-service, high quality law firms.
  • Shareholder agreements – why should we have one? - 30 Nov 2015
    Peter Stewart
    If you and your fellow shareholders are never going to argue, if you’ll always agree on how your shares should be valued, if you have a common view about how to fund your business and a shared view about how a shareholder should act in relation to the business when they cease to be a shareholder, then you most probably don’t need a shareholder agreement. For those of us who are mortal, however, putting a shareholder agreement in place in the good times, when each shareholder is in agreement, is a prudent approach to managing the shareholder relationship.
  • Plain English Guide to Family Business Succession Planning - 1 Jul 2015
    The issue of succession planning for family businesses is critical. In fact, research shows that only 30% of family businesses survive in the second generation, and 15% survive in the third generation. Given the number of family businesses in Australia, the failure rates are serious and it is important that families address the issues within their family companies.
  • Plain English Guide to Shareholders and Partnership Agreements - 1 Jul 2015
    Establishing a business is a challenging process. When two or more parties come together with a shared vision, it is common to focus on setting up the business in a logistical sense first and then selling and marketing the product or service.