Commercial & Business Law

Tait & Co advises businesses in all aspects of commercial law and business law from the initial phase when you are starting a business, as you grow the business, and through to the stage when you are ready to sell it or pass it on to family members.

We have significant experience working with start-ups and established businesses, helping them succeed regardless of the commercial or business matter they bring to us. We have also assisted in restructuring various businesses and commercial arrangements where the initial structure adopted was no longer suitable.

All your commercial and business law needs

Here are some of the ways we can help your business:
  • Setting up the appropriate business structure (partnership, company or trust).
  • Incorporating companies and forming trusts.
  • Drawing up agreements between shareholders or business owners.
  • Advising on purchasing and selling a business.
  • Negotiating and/or preparing commercial contracts.
  • Assisting with the due diligence process.
  • Explaining the various laws that govern how a business operates.
  • Advising on strategies and solutions to protect all assets.
  • Reviewing all commercial contracts prepared by other parties before you sign.
We prepare a wide range of commercial documents (which we tailor to your business), including:
  • Business succession agreements.
  • Commercial leases, subleases, assignments and all relevant notices.
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Employment contracts.
  • Franchise agreements.
  • Loan agreements.
  • Manufacturing agreements.
  • Mortgages and caveats.
  • Partnership and joint venture agreements.
  • Sale agreements (shares, business, property and other assets).
  • Security documents such as charges, mortgages, caveats and guarantees.
  • Shareholders agreements.
  • Supply and distribution agreements.
  • Technology transfer and licensing agreements.
  • Terms of trade.
  • Unitholders agreements.

In each situation, we identify the potential legal risks and devise a strategy that enables you to achieve your objectives and to minimise the risk of disputes arising in the future.

Have your legal agreements drafted, reviewed and/or negotiated by us. Contact us to discuss your needs.