Your Online Business Lawyer

Welcome to Blaze Business & Legal, your trusted Online Business Lawyer. With our office based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and online services available throughout the country, we are dedicated to providing top-notch legal services tailored specifically for businesses.

In this article, we will give you an overview of our services and explain how we can assist you in navigating the legal landscape to protect and grow your business.

Introduction to Blaze Business & Legal, your Online Business Lawyer

Blaze Business & Legal is a leading combined business advisory and law firm that understands the unique challenges businesses face in Australia.

Our team of experienced lawyers and business advisors is committed to providing comprehensive legal solutions that meet the specific needs of your business. Whether you are a startup, SME, or large corporation, we have the expertise and knowledge to support you at every stage of your business journey.

Because we operate both in-person and online, we can be flexible and truly meet your business needs.

Overview of our Legal Services for Businesses

We firmly believe that legal services are crucial in safeguarding businesses and ensuring their success. Our wide range of legal services covers various aspects of business law, including but not limited to:

  1. Business Formation and Structuring: Assisting with establishing new businesses, including selecting the appropriate legal structure (e.g., sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, etc.) and handling the necessary registration and compliance requirements. The purpose is to establish a strong foundation while reducing risk for Directors and Shareholders.
  2. Contract Drafting and Review: Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts to protect your business interests and reduce risk. Eg agreements with suppliers, customers, contractors, and other stakeholders.
  3. Commercial Lease and Real Estate: Advising on commercial lease agreements, including negotiation, review, and termination. Assisting with real estate transactions related to the business, such as purchasing or selling commercial properties.
  4. Employment Law: Advising on employment contracts and drafting policies and procedures.
  5. Regulatory Compliance: Assisting businesses in understanding and complying with relevant laws and regulations specific to their industry, including consumer protection laws, privacy laws, advertising regulations, and more.
  6. Corporate Governance: Providing guidance on corporate governance matters, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and best practices, including board meetings, shareholder agreements, and directors’ duties.
  7. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Business Transactions: Assisting with mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other business transactions, including due diligence, contract negotiation, and documentation.
  8. Dispute Resolution: Helping businesses resolve commercial disputes through negotiation. This may include contract disputes, partnership disputes, and other commercial matters.
  9. Risk Management and Asset Protection: Advising on strategies to mitigate risks and protect the assets of the business, including liability limitation, insurance coverage, and implementing effective risk management practices.
  10. Competition and Consumer Law: Providing guidance on compliance with competition and consumer laws, including anti-competitive practices, consumer protection, and fair trading regulations.
  11. Bankruptcy and Insolvency: Assisting businesses facing financial difficulties and providing legal guidance on restructuring.
  12. Corporate Restructuring and Reorganization: Assisting with corporate restructuring and reorganization, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and changes in ownership or corporate structure.
  13. International Business and Trade: Assisting businesses in navigating international business transactions, cross-border contracts, import/export regulations, and international trade disputes.

In addition to our general Commercial Law and Business Law practice, we also specialise in Construction Law and providing advice to Construction Companies and those in related industries.

How We Are Different

What sets us apart is our unique approach of being a true combined business advisory firm and law firm. We understand that legal issues are intricately intertwined with business strategies and growth. That’s why our team is not only well-versed in the law but also has a deep understanding of business dynamics. We are passionate about helping your business thrive while providing the best possible protection. With Blaze Business & Legal, you can expect strategic advice that aligns with your business goals.

How Blaze Business & Legal Can Help You and Your Business

At Blaze Business & Legal, we are dedicated to providing personalized and practical solutions for your business. Our team will work closely with you to understand your specific needs and tailor our services accordingly. Whether you need assistance with a legal dispute, contract negotiation, or regulatory compliance, we will leverage our expertise to support you. We are committed to your success and will always strive to deliver exceptional service and results.

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it. Read what our satisfied clients have to say about our services. Explore our testimonials that demonstrate how we have helped businesses like yours overcome legal challenges and achieve their objectives. We take pride in our track record of delivering outstanding results for our clients.

Case Study

Structuring Advice and Legal Support for a New Business in Australia

Client

ABC Enterprises Pty Ltd.

Background

ABC Enterprises Pty Ltd. is a newly established business in Australia, specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of innovative technological products. The founders of ABC Enterprises, Mr. Smith and Ms. Johnson, sought the assistance of Blaze Business & Legal to ensure their business was properly structured and legally protected right from the start. They needed expert guidance in structuring their business, registering the necessary entities, securing a commercial lease, and drafting essential agreements to govern their relationship with a new business partner.

Challenges

  1. Structuring the Business: Determining the most suitable legal structure for ABC Enterprises that would provide maximum benefits in terms of liability protection, tax efficiency, and operational flexibility.
  2. Registering Proprietary Limited Trustee and Discretionary Trust: Establishing a proprietary limited trustee company and discretionary trust to ensure proper asset protection and effective distribution of profits.
  3. Registering the Business Name: Registering the business name under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to secure the brand identity and comply with legal requirements.
  4. Commercial Lease: Assisting ABC Enterprises in securing a suitable commercial space for their operations by negotiating and finalizing a commercial lease agreement.
  5. Shareholders Agreement and Directors Agreement: Drafting comprehensive agreements to govern the relationship between ABC Enterprises and their new business partner, Mr. Davis, who would be joining as a shareholder and director.

Actions Taken

  1. Structuring Advice: Blaze Business & Legal conducted in-depth consultations with Mr. Smith and Ms. Johnson to understand their business objectives, long-term goals, and specific requirements. After careful analysis, our team recommended structuring ABC Enterprises as a proprietary limited company. This structure offered limited liability protection for the founders, tax advantages, and potential for growth and external funding.
  2. Establishing Proprietary Limited Trustee and Discretionary Trust: To ensure efficient asset protection and proper distribution of profits, Blaze Business & Legal assisted in establishing a proprietary limited trustee company and discretionary trust. This involved preparing and filing the necessary legal documents, including trust deeds and company incorporation documents, with ASIC.
  3. Business Name Registration: Our team facilitated the registration of ABC Enterprises’ business name with ASIC. We conducted a thorough search to ensure the chosen name was available and not infringing on any existing trademarks or registered names. The registration process was efficiently handled, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements.
  4. Commercial Lease: Blaze Business & Legal represented ABC Enterprises in negotiating the terms of a commercial lease agreement. We carefully reviewed the lease agreement provided by the landlord, advised the client on potential risks and liabilities, and skillfully negotiated favorable terms on their behalf. Through effective communication and negotiation, we ensured that the lease agreement provided suitable rights and protections for ABC Enterprises’ business operations.
  5. Shareholders Agreement and Directors Agreement: Understanding the importance of clarity and defined roles, our team drafted comprehensive Shareholders Agreement and Directors Agreement to govern the relationship between ABC Enterprises and Mr. Davis, their new business partner. These agreements covered essential aspects such as share ownership, decision-making authority, profit distribution, dispute resolution mechanisms, and exit strategies. By carefully considering the unique needs and objectives of all parties involved, we created agreements that provided a solid foundation for their collaboration while minimizing potential conflicts and risks.

Results and Benefits

  1. Efficient Business Structure: ABC Enterprises was established as a proprietary limited company, offering liability protection, tax efficiency, and scalability for future growth. This structure provided peace of mind to Mr. Smith and Ms. Johnson, knowing their personal assets were protected.
  2. Proper Asset Protection: The establishment of a proprietary limited trustee company and discretionary trust ensured effective asset protection and facilitated the distribution of profits to beneficiaries in a tax-efficient manner.
  3. Legally Compliant Business Name: ABC Enterprises successfully registered their business name, establishing a distinct brand identity while complying with ASIC requirements.
  4. Secure Commercial Lease: Blaze Business & Legal’s negotiation expertise enabled ABC Enterprises to secure a favorable commercial lease agreement, providing them with a suitable premises for their operations while mitigating potential risks and liabilities.
  5. Clear Governance and Partnership Terms: The Shareholders Agreement and Directors Agreement drafted by our team clearly outlined the rights, obligations, and expectations of all parties involved. This established a solid foundation for collaboration, minimizing potential conflicts and providing a roadmap for future decision-making and dispute resolution.

Conclusion

Blaze Business & Legal provided comprehensive structuring advice and legal support to ABC Enterprises, ensuring their business was set up for success. By assisting with business structuring, registering the necessary entities, securing a commercial lease, and drafting crucial agreements, we helped our clients establish a solid legal foundation, protect their assets, and establish clear governance and partnership terms. Through our expertise and attention to detail, ABC Enterprises was able to focus on growing their business with confidence, knowing they had a trusted legal partner supporting them every step of the way.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are seeking reliable legal support for your business, take advantage of us being an Online Business Lawyer and schedule a consultation with our team. During the consultation, we will assess your unique needs and provide you with valuable insights and recommendations. Take the first step toward protecting and growing your business by contacting us today.

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