When you're starting out in business or considering what's next - you need practical advice from experts that have learned their lessons in the real world.
Chances are, we have acted for businesses you know...businesses that are growing success stories. Your environment is our environment, we are used to working in an environment where budgets are tight and where clients want us to make a call: to give you an answer rather than presenting you with a range of options.
We get it, business is complicated. Your advice from us can be a little or a lot - up to everything that business owners and managers need to set up and grow a business from experts right across ours:
- starting out
- the best advice for small to medium sized businesses,
- the best structure and funding options for your business,
- governance and constitution,
- shareholder agreements,
- business law audits,
- employment law matters, including drafting and reviewing contracts,
- terms of trade and other commercial contracts,
- commercial leasing and property law,
- brand protection, including trade marks and patents,
- resolving disputes with customers, suppliers and employees, and
- franchising and business expansion.
Are you nurturing your small business to grow into a tall poppy? We've helped a number of small businesses grow, diversify and succeed and we'd love to help you too.
Tell us what's important to you and that's where we'll start. We'll adapt our approach to suit your needs, your cashflow and your deadline. When your livelihood depends on it, it's good to know you can chat to an expert who's got your back - especially one who is used to dealing with cost-conscious clients and delivering value for your hard earned money.
If you're considering a franchise, we have experience acting for franchisees and franchisors in some of New Zealand's best known franchise businesses and know their systems well. Have a read of our Franchise & Licensing page for more information.
Whether you're wanting one-off help, or a mentor that you can call on when you feel you need to, we'd love to help. We'll listen to you, think about what's best for your business and recommend the best course of action for you. We can assist you with all your legal requirements, and provide support and guidance where necessary.
If you want to work with lawyers to be part of your team, and who will look out for you and give you practical advice, give our SME team a call.
Get real-world advice from people who have sat on the same side of the table as you.
All members of our team have had hands-on, practical experience dealing with governance issues in their roles as Chairs, Directors or Chief Executives. This gives us the ability to cut through what is happening and to understand why it is happening.
Because we've been on the same side of the table as our clients, and grappled with similar issues to those you deal with every day, we're able to offer sound advice that we know has worked for others.
Your business' governance set up can make the difference between good and great. You deserve great and we're happy to help you get there.
For constitutional and governance advice contact: