WHY CHOOSE US?

Our team draws on their in-depth experience as business owners and IT specialists to provide clients with timely, practical and high-quality advice.
In the start-up scene, we have worked with young founders, with a high technological drive and presence, to successfully deal with all facets of their business needs.
Hanina will bring her 12 years of experience as an IT specialist and lawyer to assist young founders achieve their goals and objectives. Hanina not only understands the industry but she’s also up-to-date on the latest in Internet, IT and software law. So when you sit down with her she will already be speaking your language.

HOW WE CAN HELP

  • Determining the best vehicle to run your business (either setting up a holding company and operating company or setting up a discretionary trust).
  • Advising on all benefits and detriments of alternate business structures including asset protection, tax planning and tax concessions for start-ups.
  • Drafting trust deeds, assisting with stamping trust deeds and establishing a corporate trustee where required.
  • Devising business terms and conditions suited to a number of businesses that comply with Australian Consumer Law including; ecommerce, services business, marketplace business, software-as-a service (SaaS business) and R&D business (research and development).
  • Drafting and reviewing shareholder agreements (issuing new shares, selling existing shares, directors’ duties, conduct of board and shareholders’ meetings).
  • Drafting and reviewing company constitutions.
  • Registering your company (applying for ABN and ACN, registering for GST and PAYG, registering business name). Drafting and reviewing a broad range of lease documents including commercial leases, retail leases, licences, assignments of lease, equipment leases and variations of lease and subleases.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a number of different types of contracts including; franchise agreements; sale of business agreements; confidentiality agreements; joint venture and partnership agreements; loan agreements; service and consultancy agreements; employment and contractor agreements; distribution and supply agreements; and licence agreements.
  • Conducting due diligence (determining key assets and ongoing liabilities), contract drafting, contract review, negotiation and exchange and settlement on either the purchase of an existing business or the sale of a business.
  • Assisting at all stages of the debt recovery process, including; drafting or responding to letters of demand, initiating or defending debt collection matters in court, managing the statutory demand process, and enforcing judgments.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating loan agreements, security documents and guarantees, revenue loans, convertible notes, term sheets and helping you resolve financing disputes.
  • Establishing employee share schemes (ESS) and employee share option plans (ESOP).
  • Assisting in raising capital from small scale raisings to investment by private (angel) investors, through to private equity funds.
  • Sharing our expertise in cloud computing, big data, information technology platforms, crypto currencies and mobile payments.
  • Drafting your website terms and conditions.
  • Advising on business structuring.
  • Protecting your intellectual property, including registering trade marks.
  • Advising on data and privacy obligations and protections in Australia and abroad.
  • Advising on compliance with the Australian Consumer Law (including consumer guarantees).
  • Designing, drafting and negotiating technology agreements including drafting contracts to engage third parties in the technological space (e.g. developers, distributors and service providers).
  • Recovering any outstanding payments.
  • Resolving disputes.
  • Advising on payment models.
  • Registering your business name and domain name.
  • Transferring your domain name and any disputes about them.
  • Resolving domain name disputes through the auDA (Australia’s Domain regulator).
  • Domain name purchases and sales.
  • Drafting clear agency and distribution agreements and software licences for technology start-ups.
  • Drafting and reviewing employment contracts.
  • Drafting and reviewing workplace policies, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Drafting and reviewing contractor’s agreements.
  • Negotiating terms and conditions of employment.
  • Providing advice on restraints of trade and enforcement of restraints.
  • Providing advice on employee and contractor employment relationships.
  • Providing advice on terminations of employment, including entitlements to reasonable notice or bonuses.
  • Providing advice on migration issues (including visa schemes).
  • Ensuring compliance with Fair Work Act, National Employment Standards and any applicable awards or enterprise agreements. resolving employment disputes.
  • Drafting clear, confidential and fair dispute resolution procedures.
  • Advising on managing industrial disputes and employee grievances.
  • Advising on the process of collective bargaining.
  • Advising on employment contracts, contractor agreements and workplace policies.
  • Advising on employment termination.
  • Sharing our expertise in helping you protect your trade secrets and confidential information by devising appropriate employment contracts and confidentiality agreements.
  • Registering a Trademark in Australia and overseas.
  • Responding to a Trademark opposition.
  • Defending a Trademark infringement claim.
  • Renewing a Trademark.
  • Lodging a Trademark infringement.
  • Ensuring Trademark security and clearance.
  • Continuous monitoring of your Trademarks.
  • Applying to secure a standard patent or an innovation patent.