Business Lawyers in Melbourne

Be it starting, running or selling a commercial venture, settling a dispute with your co-founder or getting an idea patented; our Business Lawyers in Melbourne are adept in these domains.

We review, design, retain and manage expert legal solutions together with our specialised Barrister at Law counsel where required to ensure that our clients have the best knowledge, technology, experience and chance of success at the most affordable rates available.

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Why Choose Impex?

If you have a valuable business idea to protect and exploit;

Contact us to get in touch with our trademark lawyers in Melbourne and get your idea protected right away.

  • Do you own a small business which needs structuring and funding?
  • Do you want to scale your local business globally?
  • Do you own a small business which needs structuring and funding?
  • Want to settle a commercial dispute with your co-founder?

Our business lawyers can help –

Our commercial lawyers in Melbourne successfully service Australian and International businesses with first-hand business law solutions. Consequently, we have developed an extensive experience across the multitude of industries our clients operate in.

We also offer a wide range of practical business law solutions to individual entrepreneurs and Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s) wishing to operate locally and succeed globally. Our small business lawyers in Melbourne are well-versed with potential risks and see through them ahead of time to minimise litigation costs- we are fervent believers that “prevention is always cheaper than the cure!”

We Guide

We guide our Entrepreneur and SME clients through the essential ‘entry, journey and exit’ pathways of a business evolution through tailored legal expertise using where necessary: specialist Barristers so our clients have every possible expert on the team without the overheads of engaging multiple larger law firms. 

We Advise

We advise in the key areas of an SME journey from entity formation and structuring to then commencing, negotiating and protecting relationships that allow us to manage, administer and prosecute the best interests of our clients where necessary, often working in tandem with  accounting and financial advisers.

We dedicate

We dedicate ourselves to clear up front fee pricing so there is no “Bill Shock” through hourly billing, stage by stage, fixed fees, value billing and retainer based models all determined in conjunction with clients ensuring a ‘win win’ for all. Our clients know that the fees charged are the same as what they expected.

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Our team of Commercial lawyers at IMPEX offers solutions for:

  • Legal advice if you are starting, running or closing a business.
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency – personal and corporate, guarantees and security.
  • Australian and International Commercial Contracts.
  • Company – Formation, Mergers/Acquisitions, Debt/Equity fundraising and financing.
  • Intellectual Property (incl. Australian & International Trademark registration & protection)
  • Internet, E-commerce, Information, Emerging & Disruptive Technologies
  • Buying & Selling Businesses & Property
  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • Bank & Finance – Traditional & Peer2Peer Borrowing, Financing & Mortgages
  • Employment & Contractor arrangements
  • Residential & Commercial Property
  • Start-Ups & Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Due Diligence
  • Debt/Equity, Public IPO’s & Back door listings*

When clients require financial advice and services that fall within the strictly regulated Corporations Act 2001, we work with Australian Financial Securities Licensed (AFSL) professional firms for Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) front door IPO’s and back door RTO’s, off market private equity capital/debt raisings and general corporate finance advisory services.

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Whatever your circumstances, we can help you mitigate the costly risks and develop the best rewards associated with running, funding, growing and exiting your business. Contact us to find out more or to arrange a 1st free consultation either in person or over the phone or video conference.

FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

A trademark is registered initially for a period of 10 years in Australia, and it continues as long as the renewal fees are paid every ten years. Registration fees must be paid within six months of advertised acceptance.

The Legal Requirements for Starting a Business are

  1. Create an LLC or Corporation
  2. Register Your Business Name
  3. Apply for a Federal Tax ID Number.
  4. Determine If You Need a State Tax ID Number.
  5. Obtain Business Permits and Licenses.
  6. Protect Your Business with Insurance.
  7. Open a Business Bank Account.
  8. Consult the Professionals.

Australian state and federal laws protect you, your customers, and your business from unfair trading practices. Together with industry Codes of Practice this law, helps your business operate competitively and fairly, and also make sure your customers are properly informed and protected.

The patent can be obtained for any product, process, or device that is useful, new, innovative, or inventive. Useful means that the process or product must have a practical application rather than being an artistic or intellectual exercise.

For an innovation patent, it can take anywhere between 2 weeks, and for a standard patent, it takes about 4 to 5 years, keeping in mind that the applicant can take steps to influence the time frame to grant for a standard patent.

Insolvency vs. Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy and insolvency are not the same. When a court decides how insolvent a debtor is and how he/she is going to deal with all their unpaid obligations is known as bankruptcy. This process usually involves selling the debtors assets to the creditors and therefore erasing their debts. Insolvency is just a state of financial distress. Insolvency can be either cash flow or a balance sheet insolvency.

Depending on the type of purpose, loan, and borrower profile, your down payments vary for business loans. 10% percent minimum down payment is required for commercial real estate loans through small business administration, while for commercial auto loans, down payment is not required.

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2/180 Queen Street Melbourne 3000 Victoria Australia

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