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Commercial and Corporate


Today’s businesses face potential legal issues throughout the commercial lifecycle, from initial purchase, through day-to-day operations and to eventual sale. Small businesses, in particular, must face this reality with the added constraint of often-minimal resources.

Martin Street Lawyers provides legal services to a number of Sydney businesses, both small and large. Our proactive approach and personalised service enables businesses to get on with the job of looking after day-to-day operations, with the knowledge they have a trusted advisor in their corner should a legal issue arise.

Our services include the following :

Buying and selling a business:

  • Purchase or sale.

Registrations, contracts and agreements:

  • Registration of business names and incorporation of a company.
  • Commercial leases, including leasing arrangements for plant and equipment.
  • Contracts and agreements, including those relating to franchises, joint ventures, shareholders, partnerships, share transfers and confidentiality agreementsĀ 

General business liabilities:

  • Safety, including Work Cover and related insurance requirements.
  • Corporate governance.
  • Employment law, including wages and salaries, employee benefits, agreements, training, hiring and dismissals.
  • Financial and tax related matters, including various aspects of taxation and superannuation.

Commercial Litigation

  • Misleading and deceptive conduct;
  • Competition law;
  • Unconscionable conduct;
  • Directors and officers duties;
  • Shareholders rights;
  • Appointment and removal of directors;
  • Related party transactions.

Debt Recovery
We have extensive experience in commencing legal proceedings to recover unpaid monies from debtors. Our services include:

  • Insolvency and bankruptcy advice;
  • Bankruptcy applications;
  • Administrations;
  • De-registrations;
  • Windup applications;
  • Appointment of Liquidators;
  • Recovery of assets from directors;
  • Advice on Statutory Demands and Court Action;
  • DOCA documentation;
  • Penalty Notices from Australian Taxation Office.