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    Business Law

    The expertise of our Business & Commercial Law Team ranges widely to cover a diversity of legal issues facing corporate entities and businesses, whether the issue is to be dealt with on a standalone basis or as part of a broader strategy. At any given time, our commercially focussed lawyers are actively engaged in transactional matters such as the restructuring of businesses and mergers and acquisitions, as well as the day-to-day management issues facing our clients in business such as corporate governance, compliance, employment, and customer and supplier contracts and transactions.

    Our Business Law Team has a breadth of knowledge and an understanding of the industries in which our clients operate. We apply these skills for the benefit of a range of entities including public and private companies, not-for-profit organisations, partnerships and small businesses. With strong links through our national and international networks we are able to provide a single point of reference for our clients whether they are opening a new store in Brisbane or sourcing supply from China.

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    Aitken Partners - Melbourne Lawyers - Business Lawyers


    Our business and commercial lawyers advise and guide clients across the breath of commercial law, including:

    • Negotiating and drafting all manner of commercial agreements and contracts including procurement and supply agreements, terms of trade, security and maintenance contracts, agreements for the supply and/or installation of materials and goods, professional services, minor and major building works and other service agreements.
    • Business acquisition and sales advice covering contractual due diligence, negotiations, preparation of documentation, assignments of leases, assignments of material contracts, licensing and permit transfers, settlement and post settlement actions and disputes.
    • Compliance and governance advice covering (among other things), Corporations Act compliance, directors’ duties, corporate governance, compliance with ASIC requirements and lodgements and other legislative and industry specific compliance, licensing and permits.
    • Taxation advice covering duties, payroll and land tax, the congestion levy, franchise fees and capital gains tax. We also advise businesses on effective tax structuring of operations and transactions including the tax implications of acquisitions and sales.
    • Aged care and retirement living advice for residents and operators in the residential aged care and retirement village arenas, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, property transactions, planning applications, applications and transfers of approved places, drafting and advising resident agreements, compliance with Aged Care Act and Retirement Villages Act and other applicable legislative and regulatory requirements, complaints, supply agreements, industrial relations and operational issues.
    • Debt recovery and dealing effectively with the consequences of clients’ own and their customers’ financial problems. Effective debt recovery is an essential component of many of our clients’ businesses. Aitken Partners is efficient at recovering debts for clients and has many years’ experience in implementing efficient recovery debts on behalf of clients. We also provide advice on strategies to our clients to minimise the risk of bad debt.
    • Joint venture, partnerships and shareholder arrangements involving structuring of joint venture arrangements, establishment of joint ventures, managed joint ventures, partnerships, unit trust and shareholding arrangements, drafting shareholders/partnership/unitholders agreements.
    • Investor and business visa advice to seek residence in Australia.

    A Sought-After Business Law Firm in Melbourne

    For exceptional legal services and representation, make sure you turn to the in-demand business law firm here in Melbourne. That’s Aitken Partners.

    We have nearly 100 years’ experience in the field of business law, and have assisted countless clients to overcome legal challenges to their respective businesses.

    For more information on the services offered by our business lawyers, Melbourne clients simply have to call our offices today on +61 3 8600 6080.

    Qualified and Proven Corporate Lawyers Working for Melbourne Clients

    When working with our corporate lawyers, Melbourne clients will see the difference that a personalised and one-to-one focus on legal services and representation can make to the outcome of their case or proceeding.

    Our staff can work with clients representing even the largest corporations, and provide clear, detailed, and straightforward legal services based on a comprehensive understanding of the facts and circumstances at hand.

    Contact us today and see why we are regarded as one of the most trusted corporate law firms in Melbourne.

    Specialist Services from Respected Small Business Lawyers

    In addition to providing in-demand services to larger businesses and corporations, the staff at Aitken Partners are also proud to be regarded among the most experienced and reliable small business lawyers working today.

    We work closely with all clients who are looking to start or expand a small business, ensuring they feel supported throughout the entire process.

    So when clients are looking to work with a specialist small business law firm, they know to contact the solicitors here at Aitken Partners today.

    Contact the Trusted Commercial Lawyers in Melbourne

    When they require representation and guidance from an experienced team of commercial lawyers, Melbourne clients can turn to the committed solicitors here at Aitken Partners.

    For more information on the advantages of working with a proven and highly qualified commercial law firm, simply call Aitken Partners today on +61 3 8600 6080.

    Meet our Team

    A new level of understanding

    Our team includes lawyers who are either independently rated for their expertise or are accredited specialists in Aged Care & Health, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate/Governance Practice, Corporate Law, Labour and Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Migration Law, Real Property Law, Wealth Management/Succession Planning Practice and Wills & Estates.

    • Eric L

      Susan Ilias and Karen Urquhart have been working on my complex family law case for three years. Yesterday, we finally signed the final parenting orders and I couldn’t be more relieved and excited. The dedication Karen and Susan put into my case was astonishing, and even though they had 50 other matters running at the same time, I always felt like I was their only client. These two truly are the dream team. Susan is incredibly empathetic to the pain and stress this case has caused, and even though she spent most of the three years trying to calm me down she still never hesitated to tell me when something was a ‘bad decision’ and offered her ‘strong advice’ to take a breath and we would deal with it tomorrow. You can’t sneak anything past Karen. She is on top of every filing, every motion, every detail, every copy of an email, everything. I would have been so in the dark if it weren’t for Karen and her constant and clear communication. Susan told me very early on that ‘no one is ever happy with the outcome of a family law case’. That may be true. I may not have got a perfect outcome, but I got the outcome that was perfect for me and my son. The dream team truly are life changers, and worth the investment of time, money and most importantly, trust. Please, if you need family law representation, call Susan… To quote from our first meeting together, “Eric, I’m your armour now”. I truly believe that without Susan and Karen, I would still not have had the incredible outcome I got yesterday. Thank you so much Dream Team, you’ll never know the impact of what you have done.

    • LW

      I was highly impressed with Aitken Partners.  Their advice was well placed, diligent and persistently excellent. They kept me well informed and updated every step of the way.

      My team was more than adequate to handle a very difficult situation and after a long hard journey we reached a satisfactory conclusion with Justice being served.

      Aitken’s are a powerful firm with expert advice and I confidently recommend them. 

    • JS & SW

      We located Lizia Lim via STEP.  From the first moment we made contact and explained the urgency of our estate situation, Lizia immediately came to our aid and provided exceptional advice and support throughout each stage of the process.  Lizia’s technical expertise, attention to detail and personal commitment were outstanding.

      We are truly grateful and highly recommend Lizia for estate litigation matters in Victoria.

    • Jennifer

      Aitken Partners has been my choice of firm for my business for over 6 years now. They have helped me with many aspects of business including; writing employee contracts, franchise agreements, termination of contracts, etc. Sarah Ward and her team are patient, understanding and very thorough.

    • Loren

      Excellent service provided for resolving financial fraud case. Charged under $10K for me to receive over $100K. Highly recommended.

    • Jeremy

      Extremely helpful, used a few firms prior to Aitken. Easy to deal with, prompt replies, very reasonable charges. Would recommend to anyone.

    • Michael

      We have been a client of Aitken Partners for over 10 years and have found the level of service and advice to be of the highest professional standard. We highly recommend the firm.

    • Peter

      I have worked for and have had Aitken Partners work for me for many years and have found their service goes the extra mile, they are not afraid to tackle difficult issues and have a wide depth of knowledge that has assisted me and my clients to some excellent results, I can highly recommend them.

    • Issa

      Thanks Aitken Partners team for helping us with this hard situation of compulsory land acquisition. Very comfortable to deal with Andrew Blogg.

    • Mary

      Aitken Partners is the only family law lawyers I will trust, after having the misfortune of seeking help from other lawyers who without conscience, robbed me blind and did more harm than good for my family law case by doing a really bad job. [They] did a great job getting me almost everything I was seeking for. Very thorough and professional, their tactical approach left myself and my partner impressed that we only recommend them to our friends who need family law help because we know they will be in good competent hands.

    • Richard

      I have had the opportunity to work with several practitioners across the firm and I am always amazed at the way they treat people – I have always left with a plan of action and with them giving me a commercial outcome. Some law firms I have used in 27 years in business, make you feel like they see dollar signs not clients, these people don’t. There is a chap there Andrew Blogg, who is ultra commercial and tells you if he thinks you are wasting your time. Sensible fellow!!

    • Ching

      Robert Bradley and his team have helped my family with a property enquiry couple years ago. They are now helping us with a very complicated property matter (concerning compulsory acquisition, overlay and tenants in common dispute). They have shown a tremendous amount of care and diligence in their advice and approach to our problem, and have made more progress in the last 6 months than a previous law firm (refered by accountant) did the two years prior. We know we’re in good hands, and would not hesitate to recommend their services.

    • Victoria

      When I first contacted Aitken Partners in relation to a family law matter, I was extremely fragile and scared. The two solicitors who worked on my file were professional, empathetic and kind throughout the whole process. They were very patient with me when I was confused or hesitant and never ever made me feel like a dill when I didn’t understand something. Thanks to them both, I have now settled and can get on with my life.

    • Richard

      The first set of family lawyers who treated me like they cared and that I wasn’t just a file… the advice was patient and he took the time to understand my issue.

      Particularly important for me was that I would not be laughed at for my religious beliefs. In every other firm I could sense a smirk when I spoke about it. When I spoke with David he listened and respectfully told me why it wasn’t relevant. He also explained things in a way that made perfect sense. Although my matter is probably a small one he was friendly and courteous and his assistant was efficient and polite.

      I highly appreciate and recommend

    • Michael

      I am writing to thank you and your team, who were involved in the compulsory acquisition of my mother’s property. Like most laypersons I was not aware of the requirements, nor procedures of this type of action by the Government.

      Certainly the work performed in respect to the acquisition was always clearly related to me and any questions were promptly answered. You and your team were always patient and friendly to deal with and were understanding of the fact that I had the death and Probate of my mother’s will to deal with at the same time.

      Thank you for your assistance.

    • David

      ‘Linda Hart was very helpful and gave me the best possible legal advice in the time we met. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone.’

    • Sharon & Ted

      Linda Hart at Aitken Partners was recommended to us by a friend and we weren’t disappointed. She was attentive, very professional and answered all of our questions in a concise and thoughtful manner. She made the process of making our wills straightforward and stress-free. Most importantly, Linda made us feel completely at ease about our decisions.

    • Monika

      My experience with Linda at Aitken Partners has been seamless, from booking meeting times through to signing of the completed will and powers of attorney. Linda helped make the creation of these documents simple and easy, with no stress or complication. Thank you for your professionalism and courtesy that helped put me at ease with what was a daunting task for me.

    • Samantha

      I just want to express my appreciation for the smooth, efficient and professional way you handled the task of Giles’ and my Wills. I am particular grateful that you were empathetic to the fact that we at imminent travel plans at the time, and worked tirelessly with Shona to achieve an expedited completion of tasks, prior to our overseas trip. You were attentive to our particular needs, and this was reflected in all the correspondence between us.

      I plan to work with you again, to develop my mother’s will and medical power of attorney in the near future.

    • Jen Flack

      Your service was exceptional. In a time where I felt completely lost after the passing of my father, you and the team at Aitken Partners were courteous, respectful and professional. You were clear and concise with all information and always kept me in the loop to alleviate any concerns I may have had. Despite me leaving the country my matter was still processed in a timely manner. I would recommend your services to anyone who may be seeking legal advice and thank you dearly for your professionalism and understanding.