Buying or Selling a Business

Start up, Buying or Selling a Business

Purchasing or selling a business is a significant choice (for both parties). Whether you are the seller or the buyer of a business, there are a lot of factors to consider ensuring a successful transaction.

Here at Nicholas James Lawyers our commercial lawyers understand the number of potential difficulties and implications of starting, purchasing or selling a business can have; the most important thing to remember is that legal guidance is required before making or accepting any business proposals and seeking professional legal advice addresses doubts to give you peace of mind.

Whether starting, selling, or buying a business, it is important for the transacting party to be aware of business agreements and all matters that need to be addressed during the transaction to ensure a hassle-free process.

Here at Nicholas James Lawyers our commercial lawyers have the expertise to guide you in the most appropriate direction whether you are purchasing or selling a business and will be able to assist with the potential difficulties that a buyer or seller should be aware of before, during, and after the transaction.

Our team of commercial lawyers have extensive experience to ensure buyers, first time business owners or sellers understand the transaction process. We assist with all aspects such as:

  • Contract preparation and negotiation
  • Business sale agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Business structure documentation (Shareholder Agreements, Unit Trusts, Project Management Agreements, and the like)
  • Licencing
  • Registrations with regulatory bodies.

We assist you in understanding your rights and responsibilities and how they may affect you and your business. Our commercial lawyers have the experience to negotiate and advise on terms and conditions and ensure you are making the most informed decisions.

Why Nicholas James Commercial Lawyers?

We realise that a good, long-term partnership with a commercial law practice gives certainty and consistency to all organisations. As a result, we provide our corporate and commercial clients with pricing structures that are flexible and transparent and suited to their unique needs.


We devote time to our clients’ matters to have a deeper understanding of their situations and legal needs. This allows us to anticipate potential difficulties from the start, give timely and relevant advice, and collaborate with each of our clients to produce accurate and appropriate solutions delivering positive outcomes for your business. 


For experienced commercial lawyers and litigators in Essendon, call Nicholas James Lawyers today.  

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