Business and Commercial Law

Providing high quality legal services to Gold Coast residents for over 30 years

Paramount Legal’s experienced business and commercial lawyers can provide assistance and advice for a range of commercial and business legal matters.

  • New Businesses and Commercial Conveyancing
  • Business Structuring
  • Agreements
  • Leasing

New Business & Commercial Conveyancing

New Businesses

When setting up a new business in Queensland, it is important to carefully plan and consider your legal obligations. We can assist by:

  • Providing advice on structuring the business entity appropriately;
  • Drafting legal documents such as partnership agreements, shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements;
  • Assisting to register business names and advice on protecting intellectual property;
  • Reviewing loan and security documents;
  • Drafting or reviewing employment and contractor or consultancy arrangements;
  • Drafting or reviewing distribution and agency agreements;
  • Establishing terms and conditions of trade.

Commercial Conveyancing

Commercial conveyancing involves the sale or purchase of commercial premises including offices, retail shops, industrial properties, shopping centres just to name a few.

Our commercial lawyers can handle each step of your commercial conveyance from reviewing your contract and supporting documents, lease review, preparing transfer documents for execution, and conducting and reviewing searches, right up until settlement. Our aim is to make the transaction as smooth and hassle free as possible for you, whilst ensuring your rights and responsibilities under the terms of the contract are enforced and complied with.

Business Structuring

It is imperative that you have professional business structuring advice when setting up a new business, or restructuring your growing business. There are many negative impacts a business could face if not handled with the right expertise in the initial stages, these impacts can be devastating financially and at times unrecoverable.

Our Commercial Lawyers at Paramount Legal can assist in building the correct foundations needed to successfully commence a business project, that will be sustainable and profitable.


Our business and commercial lawyers are thoroughly experienced in partnership and joint venture preparation and are able to provide prompt and realistic advice as to the rights and obligations of participants. We can advise in relation to rights and obligations in respect of these arrangements and suggest means of overcoming challenges

It is important to have a written agreement as this will regulate most areas where the parties can come into dispute, for example:

  • What are the expectations of each party;
  • What sort of capital is expected to be contributed by each party;
  • How is the venture to be managed financially;
  • What is the decision making process;
  • Can the parties compete and to what extent;
  • What is to happen upon the ending of the arrangement;
  • What is to happen if one party cannot contribute.

Because of the opportunity for parties to come into dispute, and for the recollection of parties to diminish over time, it is best for the agreements between the parties to be documented at the initial stages of any business relationship.


If you are considering leasing business premises on the Gold Coast or in Queensland, we can assist you with your lease negotiations and advise you on your rights and obligations. Our Commercial lawyers can assist across all aspects of both Commercial and Retail Shop Leases and will leave you feeling confident and at ease.

  • Term of lease and option periods
  • Rent and rent review provisions
  • Outgoings
  • Disclosure requirements under the Retail Shop Leases Act
  • Permitted uses of the property
  • Rights to alter premises; and
  • Landlord’s rights and obligations.

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