practical, non-nonsense, legal advice for business
Do you need help to negotiate a contract with your customer, supplier or shareholders?
Are you buying or selling a business?
Or do you just need some practical legal advice about a business problem?
We can help.
We are a small commercial law firm with big-law-firm experience. Clients come to us for advice that is clear and to the point. Because we’re small and focussed, we operate a lean, low-overhead business. All this adds up to the right advice at a cost you can afford.
- Setting up a business
- Buying or selling a business
- Shareholders’ agreements
- Joint ventures
- Providing “general counsel” advice to manage your legal and regulatory functions
- Drafting and negotiating customer, supplier and distribution contracts
- Tendering and procurement
- Drafting and negotiating software, licensing, maintenance and systems integration agreements
We are a small commercial law firm with big-law-firm experience. Clients come to us for advice that is clear and to the point.
Because we’re small and focussed, we operate a lean, low-overhead business. All this adds up to the right advice at a cost you can afford.
Who do we work with?
Many of our clients are entrepreneurs who own their own businesses — from start-ups to well-established businesses that are ready for sale. We also act for large, well-established NZ companies and organisations. So, whatever stage your business it at, we’ll work hard to help you maximise its value. That’s what really gets our wheels spinning – helping our clients to achieve their business goals.
How much will it cost?
Good legal advice doesn’t come cheap, but our charge-out rates are market leading and our fixed fee options provide cost certainty when you need to get a job done. Our aim is always to ensure that your fee expectations are set and met, so there are no unpleasant surprises at month end. We’ve also teamed up with Quickfee [qfnz.net] to offer flexible payment solutions when cashflow is tight.
How long does it take?
What we do rarely comes cut to size – sometimes there’s a template but, just like our clients, the work we do comes in all shapes and sizes. What we promise is that we’ll discuss your requirements and the urgency of the job, agree on deadlines and deliver on time. You can always get hold of us by email or mobile phone and we promise that we won’t be the cause of any delays.
What are we best at?
We are specialist commercial lawyers. We only provide advice in the areas where we have expertise — it’s important you get the best value for your money and the best advice from the right person. So, if you need advice that is outside our area of expertise, we can recommend the appropriate professional from our network of other lawyers and advisers.
Here are our areas of expertise:
- Telecommunications, software and ICT
- Energy and resources
- Private equity and venture capital
- Sports — sponsorship and major events