Small Business

At Pigott Stinson we understand there is nothing ‘small’ about your business

Your business is your livelihood, that’s why our team provides simple affordable advice to protect your interests.

Our small business team has a broad range of skills to ensure that we are able to help with your legal issues quickly and effectively. We understand how hard running a business can be and that you need affordable practical advice.

We advise on appropriate legal structures through which clients can establish and operate their businesses, including the obligations and requirements associated with each particular structure. For example, we can advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a sole trader, establishing or joining a partnership, participating in a joint venture, forming a company or setting up a discretionary or unit trust.

Our team can help you with:

  • the sale or purchase of a business or shares
  • supply, distribution and sales contracts
  • principal and agency arrangements
  • loans including inter-company or directors’ loans
  • business taxes including GST and stamp duty
  • goods leases, terms of trade and retention of title (ROT) clauses
  • shareholder agreements, consultancy contracts and tenders
  • franchising from both a franchisor and franchisee perspective
  • intellectual property
  • PPSA issues
  • workplace relations
  • trusts

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