Corporate, Business and Commercial Lawyers Perth WA
Dwyer Durack have a team of highly experienced commercial lawyers that can assist in all types of business and property transactions and disputes. We provide advice in all aspects of commercial litigation and work closely with our clients to provide legal solutions in a timely manner.
As one of the leading commercial law firms in Perth, the team of corporate and business lawyers at Dwyer Durack understand the complexity of company and business structures which require close attention to detail. Our dedicated commercial litigation lawyers and solicitors provide efficient and practical commercial law advice, irrespective of the size of the company or business. Whether you’re seeking commercial law advice for your large corporate organisation or small business, we can help.
Commercial Law Advice
Our commercial litigation lawyers will work closely with you in order to resolve your issue and can provide you with comprehensive legal advice where necessary. At Dwyer Durack, we pride ourselves on active practical problem solving. Our approach is to always take the time to understand you and your commercial law matter and then determine the most practical and cost-effective course of action.
Dwyer Durack has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial law, including; drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, establishing business structures and resolving commercial disputes and appearing in the State Administrative Tribunal and in all State and Federal Courts.
At Dwyer Durack, our team of commercial litigation lawyers are able to assist in the following type of commercial law matters:
- Contract negotiation and settlements
- Drafting and advising on Contracts
- Negotiation and drafting of Commercial Leases, Subleases and assignment of leases
- Drafting Franchising contracts and all aspects of Franchising law
- Loan Agreement and security arrangements
- Planning law
- Government approvals
- Intellectual property law
Contact Our Perth Based Commercial Law Firm Today
If you have any commercial law queries and would like some advice or require representation, please contact our experienced commercial law team today to represent your best interests. Call our leading commercial law firm in Perth on (08) 9289 9888 or visit our office at Level 8, 40 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a shareholder's agreeement?
It is vital to enter into a shareholders’ agreement in order to manage potential risks and disputes that may arise in the future. A shareholders' agreement is a legal contract entered into and agreed upon by all shareholders of a company. The agreement outlines the original intentions of the parties and regulates the rights, responsibilities, liabilities and obligations of each shareholder.
Does my registered business name protect me from other businesses trading under the same or a similar name?
Registering a business name does not give you exclusive trading rights or ownership over that name and therefore it does not stop another person from registering a similar name. To protect your business name from being used by someone else, you must register it as a trademark. A registered trademark then gives you the exclusive legal right to use, license and sell your intellectual asset in Australia.
I am the Director of a Company. Can I be personally liable for the debts of the Company?
A director has certain duties and obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 that you will need to be aware of, including ensuring that the company is not trading whilst insolvent, which may lead to a director being personally liable for the debts of the company. We recommend that you contact us to ensure that you are aware of the obligations imposed on you as a director and to discuss how you can protect yourself against potential liability.
Commercial Law Team
Head of Department - Commercial Law
Catherine joined Dwyer Durack's Commercial Law department in 2019.
With over 15 years experience in Commercial Law, Catherine’s focus is on contract law and property with an interest in agribusiness. Catherine has extensive experience in property and infrastructure developments and sale of business and property assets.
Catherine has been involved in drafting contracts for establishment of significant State assets and large property and rural agribusiness assets and also tourism business assets involving Crown land.
Catherine has a practical and business minded approach to commercial matters and in delivering timely advice to clients.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
- Business Contracts
- Loan Contracts and financing arrangements
- Real property including subdivisions and amalgamations
- Crown land and leasing arrangements
- Planning law
EDUCATION / ADMISSIONS
- Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia 2002
- Diploma in Modern Language (German), University of Western Australia 2002
- Admitted Supreme Court of WA: 3 March 2004
Elvie Colleran commenced with Dwyer Durack in December 2018 and is a Professional Receptionist.
Elvie has previously worked in the medical industry in a Senior Receptionist position.
Elvie manages Reception and carries out the front of house role, together with key administrative duties.