Business Law

Team Leader

Colin Goldrick  

Special Counsel

Contact Details

    

Phone: +61 2 9267 7311  
Email: colin.goldrick@gfm.com.au


Interviews by arrangement at:


Sydney City

Canberra

Chatswood

 

Hornsby

 

Mosman

Newcastle

North Turramurra

 

Parramatta

Our lawyers bring practical experience as well as in-depth legal knowledge to the provision of business law advice to clients that range from start up businesses to listed companies, public authorities and councils.

Our business lawyers bring practical experience as well as in depth legal knowledge to the provision of business law advice. We can assist with:  
  • Sale and purchase of businesses and business entities 
  • Companies and trusts, including formation 
  • Partnership and joint ventures 
  • Director, shareholders, partner and joint venture disputes 
  • Business succession
  • Franchising 
  • Intellectual and industrial property 
  • Trade Marks & Patents 
  • Commercial and retail leasing 
  • Bankruptcy Insolvency 
  • Debt collection 
Areas of expertise include: 
  • Sale and purchase of businesses by either sale of assets or sale of shares 
  • Implementing an appropriate business structure and asset protection strategy 
  • Business succession planning 
  • Creating franchises by drafting franchise agreements, advising on compliance with the code of conduct and the “ Australianisation” of commercial documentation & advice on local issues for transnational companies 
  • Advising potential franchisees on the franchise agreement and appropriate business structure 
  • Structuring partnerships and joint ventures, particularly in relation to the exploitation of new businesses and technology 
  • Tender Preparation and compliance Reviewing or drafting a diverse range of contracts 
  • Trade practice compliance including consumer protection, multi level marketing, restrictive trade practices and the telecommunications requirements 
  • Taxation advice on business transactions and structuring in particular stamp duty, GST and capital gains tax 
  • Advising on loan agreements, mortgages, charges and other forms of security. 
GFM projects include: 
  • Advising an Australian university on the buyout of its joint venture partner Acting on the purchase of an historic 
  • Sydney hotel and nightclub 
  • Advising a number of mortgage system franchisees in respect of the franchise agreement
  • Drafting master and sub-franchise documentation for a company best described as the maritime equivalent of the NRMA, including the incorporation into that documentation of procedures for the handling of distress calls and cooperation with Australian maritime safety authorities 
  • Advising an upmarket patisserie business in relation to creating a franchise network