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.

For more information, or to make an appointment at one of our offices, please select from the below.

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.

Publications

  • CBD-Style Legal Services Now on the Doorstep for Campbelltown-Macarthur Residents - 23 Jul 2019
    Warrick McLean
    Residents and businesses within the Campbelltown-Macarthur region now have access to a wider range of commercial and personal legal services, expertise and support following Coleman Greig Lawyers' opening of offices in the centrally-located Oran Park Podium.
  • Getting your Business Ready for Sale - 14 May 2019
    Rebecca Hegarty, Peter Stewart
    A business owner might look towards selling their business for a variety of reasons. The choice might be triggered by an expression of interest, or simply a decision based on the ripeness of the market.  Sometimes, the sale is forced on a business owner due to circumstances outside their control or having come out of a dispute between business partners.  To get the most value for your business, it is important to conduct due diligence in order to ensure that it is ready for sale. This article outlines Coleman Greig's top 5 tips for getting your business 'sale ready'.
  • 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.
  • 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