Business & Partnerships


Don’t Limit Your Options

Be Informed

There’s more to owning a business than starting or buying it. Make sure you’re informed.

Exploit Your Opportunities

Your lawyer should be more than just making sure your lease is suitable and your assets as safe as possible from potential risk. This is critical, but it’s just the beginning.

We look at your proposed business, we consult with your other advisors (for instance your accountant, banker, financial planner), we take an in depth look at your personal circumstances and experience, how you hold your other assets now, and what it is you’re embarking on, and we offer you solutions. In keeping with our Fixed Fee Policy  you can choose how much you’d like us involved.

Essential Business Services

We can help with:

  • Retail Shop and other business (commercial, industrial, rural) leasing
  • Business transactions – purchases and sales, options
  • Business due diligence
  • Buying entity structuring and business succession planning
  • Shareholders’ and partnership agreements, buy/sell and related funding agreements
  • Franchises
  • Related party / family asset protection
  • Credit management and funding

Growth Business Services

We can help with:

  • Expanding, multi branch offices
  • Licensing and franchising
  • Business systems
  • Business change and growth management
  • SEO and web based marketing
  • Business Growth funding

PD Law Business and Development Team Grows

PD Law Business and Development Team Grows  Being the son of a civil engineer in high demand often leads to lots of travel for the family, and that’s no different for Lucas Hickey, who has joined our business and property development team at PD Law. From Brisbane to...

Setting up a Company – Are your assets safe?

I’ve set up a company to own and run my business, and my partner and I will be directors. Are your personal assets safe? Just a yes or no answer please. How about yes AND no? The logic is that the company is the entity that opens accounts, signs leases, does deals,...

Business Wills – managing the silent partner !

“I went into business with your spouse, not you!” You’ve been in business with your good friend and close ally Mark for almost a decade, building a strong business together. You’ve survived the GFC, massive competition, and a couple of bad business decisions you’d...


The old work van had been used in the business for years, as had the office manager, who’d recently retired after a 9-year stint running the place for you. The handover to her replacement looked ok from where you stood. The new manager proved competent and, after 3...

Getting the back yard in order (literally)

Claiming on your Insurance   Mentioning how devastating TC Debbie was is wasting your time, but getting motivated now to re-start is not. Apart from the tangible benefits of getting an insurance claim processed, it’s just good to be pro-active: feeling like the wheels...

Our Business Experts

Lucas Hickey

Lucas Hickey

Senior Lawyer


Hayden Grimston

Hayden Grimston



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