Commercial Law2022-08-02T14:29:31+10:00

Commercial Law

Providing advice to businesses and business owners

Our Commercial Law team, led by Stephen Robertson, has decades of experience acting for the full spectrum of clients from publicly listed companies to small businesses and start-ups. We advise business owners on a wide range of commercial and corporate matters across all stages of the business life cycle. We are committed to developing valuable, long-term relationships with our clients and work hard to understand their businesses and industries. This allows us to deliver accurate, prompt and practical advice to our clients.

We can assist with

  • Buying, selling, structuring and restructuring businesses of all sizes

  • Assisting businesses with contracts with their customers and suppliers (including leases, finance and other arrangements)

  • Advising on risk assessment and management

  • Helping business owners to design and implement appropriate ‘stakeholder’ agreements, like shareholders agreements and loan arrangements

  • Franchise systems – for franchisors and franchisees

  • Commercial, retail and industrial property

  • Trademarks and other brand elements

  • Revenue implications of transactions (GST and duty)

  • Advising not-for-profits and charities, including establishing new ones

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Stephen helped me to set up my first franchise business, his professionalism and attitude towards work is highly rated and recommended. Hope to deal with him again.

Chris Zhang
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We were first introduced to Nicholsons Solicitors and Paul Morris about 15 years ago by our Brisbane based agent to act for our clients when purchasing properties in Queensland. The advice to these clients was always very thorough and delivered in a timely fashion. If clients had any legal queries we were always very comfortable to get them to speak to Paul direct so that he could explain the specific implications for them. As the experience was so good for our clients we decided about 5 years ago to engage Nicholsons to act for us in the acquisition of sites and to manage all our conveyancing requirements. We continue to have a strong relationship with Paul and the rest of the team at Nicholsons and would recommend them highly.

Craig Williamson, Criterion Property Group

Stephen has been of great assistance to us when negotiating complex agreements with top 25 ASX companies, and also Government agencies. I have found Stephen to be thorough and prompt with his responses. His experience is demonstrated with the amount of detail he provides, particularly in highlighting areas of concern in agreements. He is personable and demonstrates common sense in trying to reach solutions to issues that arise, and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Darryl Piper

It’s been a pleasure to work with Stephen over what is now coming up to a 10 year relationship- I appreciate Stephen for his strong commercial acumen and logical approach to deliver outcomes.

Sean Millar
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I have been a client of Nicholsons Solicitors since 2007 when working with Matthew Russell on the documentation to do with the purchase of my Management Rights business. Since then I have had reason to engage Nicholsons several more times, all to do with commercial real estate transactions. Whether it was to do with further property purchases, applying for and gaining two five-year extensions to the Management and Letting Agreements or creating a Management Rights Operator Agreement to have a contractor take over the running of my Management Rights, Matthew has been there to assist over all these years. The benefit to me of only working with the one firm has been the continuity of dealing with the same person who can recall all my previous dealings. It is handy having just one place where past business documents, contracts, trusts etc. are located.

Tony Hajjar

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