Corporate & Commercial

Our Practice

Our corporate and commercial law team has extensive experience in advising on and assisting with all aspects of business and commercial transactions from start to finish.  Our clients range from private individuals and not-for-profit organisations through to multinational companies.

We understand business and the challenges and opportunities for our clients.  We pride ourselves on being a “trusted adviser” delivering both legal and non-legal support to businesses, boards and individuals.  Ultimately, we want to help set up your business, your company or your investment strategy for ongoing and sustainable success. 

Our broad experience and knowledge allow us to provide corporate advice to senior management and boards in relation to share transactions, capital raising, director duties and general corporate regulatory matters.  

We also assist our clients through the various stages of their business and/or investment life (whether it be start-up, building or succession stage) by providing strategic, practical and commercially effective legal advice and solutions.

Our Expertise

We have extensive expertise in:

  • establishing structures such as companies, trusts, joint ventures and partnerships
  • advising about the restructure of legal entities
  • the sale and purchase of businesses
  • due diligence on business acquisitions and sales
  • reviewing and establishing franchise structures
  • capital raising
  • corporate advice, including Constitution compliance
  • advising on corporate governance, conflicts of interest, directors’ duties, and directors’ liabilities
  • sale and purchase of companies
  • share and unit issues, conversions, splits and redemptions
  • preparing shareholder and unitholder agreements
  • preparing joint venture and development agreements
  • advising on strategies/arrangements for business succession

Our Team

Please refer your enquiries to:

Brad Clark, Partner
(07) 3307 4527
bclark@shandtaylor.com.au

Patrick Sherlock, Senior Associate
(07) 3307 4542
psherlock@shandtaylor.com.au