Small Business Law

Are you a small business looking for legal advice? We assist small businesses navigate all aspects of business. There are a wide variety of reasons why a small business owner will need legal advice and assistance: from the establishment of the most appropriate corporate structure, to employment law matters, securing new premises and ensuring you understand your rights and obligations under local council, state and federal requirements.

Why choose Empower Law Group to help with your small business?

Empower Law Group, based in Inner West Sydney, is able to assist you with a wide range of practical legal solutions commonly encountered in a small business, including navigating the complexities experienced at local council, state and federal government levels.

Empower Law Group is here to assist small businesses in Inner West Sydney and beyond legal advice for compliance and risk minimisation.

Our services are flexible and tailored to your needs and may include the following:

  • Business structures advice
  • Asset protection advice
  • Website policies
  • Property & leasing advice
  • Corporations Law advice
  • Business negotiation

Business structures

Do you have a great business idea, but don’t know how to get it off the ground? When establishing a new business, there are a range of legal issues to consider before choosing the most appropriate business structure to protect and futureproof the business for success. We assist our clients by providing tailored advice on, and setting up, structures including sole trader businesses, partnerships, companies or trust structures.

Business contracts

Compliance and risk minimisation are crucial for the smooth running of any business, and a well-prepared contract is the lynchpin to this success. But preparing or reviewing contracts can be challenging for small businesses—trust us, this is not something you want to get wrong if you want your business to thrive.

Whether it’s a purchase contract or commercial contract, Empower Law Group can provide you with advice to best ensure the contract terms and conditions are fair and suitable for your business. Having legal advice in these scenarios also ensures you are meeting due diligence and will futureproof your small business for the long term.

For workplace and employment matters, we can draw up or review employment contracts and workplace agreements, as well as assist in instances of disputes or unfair dismissals in a workplace of any size.

Business resolution and litigation

Businesses run into problems from time to time—here at Empower Law Group, we understand what a stressful time this can be. From breach of contract to debt recovery, partnership disputes or corporations law, we offer services to help you navigate a range of business problems.

We can also assist with bankruptcy and insolvency.

Corporations law

Once a business has been established, there’s still a long way to go ensuring it runs smoothly. Empower Law Group can assist with drafting contracts, providing advice on corporate governance, and your duties and obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

Property and leasing

As a small business, one of the most important parts of your journey will be finding a place for your business to call home—whether you’re running a shop, an accounting firm, or a warehouse—so getting leasing right is paramount. For commercial landlords, we can assist with retail and commercial leasing, protecting your rights.

Protecting your assets and planning for succession

We frequently see otherwise well-managed businesses stumble due to a lack of succession planning or inadequate asset protection. We can work with small businesses to ensure that your hard-earned assets are well protected for you, your family, or your shareholders.

From the preparation of unit, discretionary or family trusts, Wills, and Powers of Attorneys, we believe businesses should embrace the range of options at their disposal to protect their hard-earned assets.

Contact us now for a free initial consultation on 1300 414 844 or via the enquiry form here.