Business and Share Transactions

At Coleman Greig we are committed to supporting your business and acting as advisors, not just lawyers. 
We offer a comprehensive and professional service that includes the provision of advice and representation by highly experienced lawyers, on a wide range of business issues and transactions. 
From discussing the initial proposal and identifying potential opportunities or pitfalls, working with your taxation advisers, undertaking due diligence and business valuation, through to negotiating the terms of a deal or drafting and reviewing contracts, we can ensure your next transaction runs smoothly and results in a positive outcome for your business.
We can help you with:
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Joint venture agreements 
  • Employee share plans.

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Business and Share Transactions - 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.


  • Are you doing your due diligence when buying your business? - 21 Nov 2017
    Peter Stewart
    Buying a business, whether it be a franchise or not, is a huge investment for most people. Due diligence will reveal important information about whether the business is the right investment for you.
  • Industry recognition for expertise and impact - 6 Sep 2017
    Warrick McLean
    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
    Caroline Hutchinson, Peter Stewart
    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.
  • Employee Entitlements on transfer of business – an art form or a science? - 17 Nov 2016
    Stephen Booth, Peter Stewart
    Any business sale or purchase is likely to involve the transfer of employees from one entity to another. Tight and clear drafting up front will go a long way towards ensuring that there is no dispute as to the nature and extent of adjustments to the purchase price at completion.
  • Defining consumer transactions and how you can reduce your liability - 21 Apr 2016
    Peter Stewart
    Businesses involved in business to business (B2B) transactions are often confused as to whether or not their transactions fall within the ambit of the Australian Consumer Law and if so, what that implies. The purpose of this article is to provide clarity around what constitutes a consumer transaction and a timely reminder as to how a business might legitimately seek to limit its liability in relation to certain B2B transactions
  • 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 Buying and Selling a Business - 1 Jul 2015
    Buying or selling a business is a major decision (for both parties). Regardless of whether you are the seller or the buyer of a business there are a number of considerations that you should take account of to ensure a successful outcome.
  • 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.

Business and Share Transactions - Useful Links