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Essential Estate Planning Information

Who should have an estate plan? If you are over the age of 18 & own anything (even Superannuation) – you should have an Estate Plan. If you have children, or own your own business, it's absolutely essential that you have a plan for what happens when you pass away How can we help? [...]

By |2021-02-11T14:11:06+10:00February 11th, 2021|Commercial, Succession|0 Comments

Common Estate Planning Mistakes

It is important to have appropriate estate planning documentation in place to ensure that your estate planning objectives are achieved when you pass away or lose capacity to take care of yourself. These are common Estate Planning Mistakes that our clients make... Thinking that testamentary trusts are only for complex situations or high net [...]

By |2021-02-11T13:34:52+10:00February 11th, 2021|Commercial, Succession|0 Comments

Common Mistakes when Nominating a Financial Controller

While there are only a few legal rules regulating who can be nominated as a financial controller under an estate plan (i.e. executor, trustee, attorney), there are some common sense principles which can make or break the effectiveness of an estate plan. These are the top 10 mistakes people make when nominating their financial [...]

By |2021-02-11T13:35:09+10:00February 11th, 2021|Commercial, Succession|0 Comments

Asset Protection

What asset protection is available for real estate investors? Investing in real estate can pose risks that might result in legal proceedings. Asset protection for real estate investors can be achieved by implementing the following protections: Insurance: Having an insurance policy in place on a property can help protect it against risks and is [...]

By |2020-11-24T22:37:58+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

Will your business survive the Aftermath of COVID-19?

Debt, Deferments, and the Devil in Statutory Demands There is no doubt by now you have explored every option for your business to ensure that you are making it through the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic (“COVID”). You may be negotiating with your landlord or tenant about rent relief or [...]

By |2020-08-18T20:45:44+10:00May 11th, 2020|Commercial, Corporate, 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

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
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