About Clinton Bothma

Clinton Bothma is the Legal Practitioner Director and founder of CMB Lawyers. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1995. Clinton is an admitted Solicitor of the Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia. He started CMB Lawyers in 2018 with the goal of providing high quality Big Law to the everyday person. An expert in Commercial and Property Law, Clinton has over 20 years experience as a lawyer, spanning two continents and four major cities. He knows business and he understands what businesses need. His commercial advice is specialised, his agreements beautiful, sophisticated. Having worked with large corporations, SMEs, franchises, and start-ups, advising on a diverse range of complex matters, Clinton uses a practical and business-focused approach to both achieve a client’s goals and to protect their interests. He has a passion for Beautiful Law.

Asset Protection for Businesses

How do Businesses protect their assets? The most important aspect of asset protection for businesses is the separation of personal assets from liabilities of businesses. The same can be achieved by doing one of the following: Selecting the right structure for the business; Establishment of Trusts; Maintaining corporate veil; Purchase of Comprehensive Insurance; Making [...]

By |2020-09-17T11:47:50+10:00September 17th, 2020|Commercial, Insolvency|0 Comments

Asset Protection for Property Investors

What is Asset Protection? With insolvencies on the rise given the current Pandemic, the need for directors of companies and business owners to protect their assets is even more critical as they could be named in litigation proceedings along with their company. The aim of asset protection is to safeguard assets from legal, business [...]

By |2020-09-17T11:37:14+10:00September 17th, 2020|Commercial, Insolvency|0 Comments

There will be insolvencies

“There will be insolvencies. There will be bankruptcies. There will be some businesses that will not recover. That's the harsh reality of an economic downturn that's the worst in 100 years,” – Reserve Bank Governor Phillip Lowe on a recent appearance before a parliamentary committee. What is insolvency? Legally, what is Insolvency? Insolvency occurs [...]

By |2020-08-18T23:57:16+10:00August 18th, 2020|Commercial, Insolvency|0 Comments

How to Calculate Franchise Fees

As a prospective franchisor or franchisee, it's important that you understand how to calculate franchise fees. Each franchise is different and as such, while one franchisor may charge a fee, another might not. The way the franchising fee is calculated also varies. Read on to learn more. Franchisor vs. Franchisee The company that allows [...]

By |2020-08-18T20:47:52+10:00February 3rd, 2020|Commercial|0 Comments

Subleasing a Commercial Property Space

What is a commercial property sublease? Commercial property leases usually have a term of several years with options to extend the term. Subleasing or subletting is an arrangement where the head tenant or head lessee may further let out the property or portion of commercial property to a third party known as the subtenant [...]

By |2020-04-22T11:00:12+10:00October 20th, 2019|Property|0 Comments

Signing a Commercial Lease

What is a commercial lease? A commercial lease is a legally binding agreement entered into between a landlord and a business tenant for the rental of property. It sets out the rights and obligations of the owner of a commercial property (landlord or lessor) and a third party that has agreed to occupy the [...]

By |2020-04-26T21:35:02+10:00August 12th, 2019|Commercial, Property|0 Comments

Conveyancing Process

What is conveyancing? Conveyancing is the process of transferring ownership of a legal title of land to the new owner. In Queensland the entire conveyancing process is governed by several pieces of State and Federal legislation. In Queensland, all paid conveyancing work must be done by a Law Firm. These must comply with the [...]

By |2019-07-28T02:23:04+10:00May 15th, 2019|Conveyancing, Property|0 Comments

What is a Binding Financial Agreement?

What is a Binding Financial Agreement? A Binding Financial Agreement (BFA) consists of a number of agreements which may be entered into between de facto, soon to be married or already married couples, either before, during or after their relationship. It can be entered into by couples of same sexes as well as of [...]

By |2020-04-26T21:37:41+10:00April 23rd, 2019|Family Law|0 Comments

What is a Commercial Lease Agreement?

What is a lease agreement? An agreement between a lessor (or landlord) and the lessee (or tenant) that allows the lessee to use the property that is owned or managed by the lessor for a defined period is called a lease agreement. The lease agreement does not provide ownership rights to the lessee. However, [...]

By |2020-04-26T21:47:30+10:00April 23rd, 2019|Commercial, Property|0 Comments