Burgess Thomson Lawyers

Business & Commercial Law

What We Do

Business & Commercial Law

Burgess Thomson’s commercial lawyers in Newcastle offer first class legal services to a variety of businesses and industrial clients.

Our business lawyers help our clients to achieve their goals by providing the right expertise and skilled counsel.

Whether you’re a startup, planning to buy or sell a business, or looking for advice on a business dispute, our team of commercial, employment and business lawyers can help.

We have been serving Australian businesses for many years, and have extensive experience across all the industries our clients operate in.

Our commercial lawyers specialise in:

We can provide early representation on significant commercial matters so that you can keep control of your business, react quickly to competition, or find new opportunities in the market.

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How We Can Help

Business Structures

If you are establishing a new business enterprise, we can help you make sure that you are setting the business up soundly, whether by a partnershipjoint venture, company, trust or franchise. If you’re looking to restructure your business, we can help with partnership dissolutions and corporate restructures.

Business Contracts

Our commercial lawyers can prepare or review all types of legal contracts including purchase or sale of a business, Put and Call Options, franchise agreementssupply agreementsservice agreements, distribution agreements, partnership agreements, commercial contracts. We’ll make sure that the contract terms and conditions are suitable for your business now and into the future and ensure that due diligence standards are met. For buyers, we ensure that you get what you pay for – for sellers, we help minimise risks associated with selling a business.

Commercial Disputes and Litigation

We offer dispute resolution services and business litigation covering a wide range of problems including breach of contract, building and property disputes, debt recovery, copyright infringement, partnership disputes and corporations law.

Corporations Law

Need help with corporations law? We can assist with shareholders agreements, advice on corporate governance, documenting and more.


If you’re looking to buy into a franchise, we can help you review the franchise agreement and franchisor disclosure documents. Our review will ensure that you’re aware of any issues that could make or break your brand new business.

Copyright, Trademarks Company Administrations and Patents

We can help you manage and enforce your intellectual property rights, including litigation where needed. We can also help you with registering designs, patents and trademarks.

Property and Leasing

We can assist with retail leasing and commercial leasing for both landlords and tenants. We can also assist with the sale or purchase of commercial property.

Commercial Law and Small Business Legal Advice

We offer small business legal help in a wide range of matters including trade practices law and consumer law.

Workplace and Employment

We can draw up or review employment contracts and workplace agreements, and assist with disputes and unfair dismissals. We can also assist with occupational health and safety issues.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

We can assist with the whole process of recovering money owed to you from an initial Letter of Demand through to Statement of Claim and Court Judgment.

Taxation and Finance

We can draft and review mortgages, guarantees, charges and other securities documentation as well as advise on GST, Capital Gains and Land Tax.

Business Succession and Asset Protection

You need a plan in place to make sure that your business and personal assets are protected. We can work with your business and family to devise a plan that keeps your hard-won assets safe through a unit, discretionary and family trusts, Wills and/or Powers of Attorney.

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