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PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate & Business

Businesses have a lot of moving parts. We understand that, in business, you need practical, quick and cost-effective advice, guidance and solutions tailored to fit your circumstances and objectives.

At Nevett Ford, we believe we can give you the best value by gaining a deep understanding of your business, including your objectives and challenges. Our expert team of corporate lawyers in Melbourne can guide your business to the most efficient and beneficial solution.

We prefer relationships that are not transactional and strive to establish a lasting quality relationship with you so we can be a trusted resource throughout your journey.

Our experience with our clientele demonstrates not only long lasting relationships, but strengthening ones, that are continually growing in breadth and scope.

Our business law team of corporate lawyers in Melbourne are highly skilled, with a blend of experience and expertise across a comprehensive range of corporate/business and commercial matters.

Our areas of practice and expertise include:

Corporate and business

  • business structuring and succession – including companies, trusts, partnerships and many shapes of co-investment,
  • sales and acquisitions of businesses (shares or assets), including transaction due diligence and risk advice,
  • business services agreements including advising on and documenting day to day legal arrangements,
  • governance and corporate management advice including guidance for directors and business operators, shareholder and board meeting procedures and voting
  • shareholder interests and disputes,
  • corporate transactions and restructures including share issues and buybacks, capital raisings or reductions, rights issues and similar transactions,
  • shareholders and joint venture arrangements,
  • advice to trustees and beneficiaries,
  • capital and finance advice including debt and securities,
  • tax advice, and
  • intellectual property rights and protection.

Commercial property and development

  • due diligence investigations, acquisitions and sales of commercial properties and development sites,
  • advice on retail and commercial leasing,
  • advice under the Building Act 2003 (Vic),
  • property joint ventures, and
  • sport and licensing agreements.

As experienced corporate lawyers in Melbourne, we understand your need for transparency, and we will always be open with our processes and fees. With our proven track record of delivering results for individuals, small businesses and large companies, we are confident in our abilities to assist our clients in a wide range of legal matters.

We are also able to provide written and oral advice in multiple languages of Mandarin, Malay or Cantonese. To find out more, speak to our qualified team today.

Our Corporate and Business Services

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Corporate Services

Companies, Directors & Shareholders

Business Co-ownership – Partnerships, Joint Ventures

Trusts

Business Sales & Acquisitions

Agreements

Loans & Finance

Case Studies

Who You’ll Work With

Stuart Wilson
Peter Lumb
Andrew Lumb
Nathan Xu

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Testimonials

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

"Friendly, professional service. Subject matter promptly dealt with. Will recommend them."

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

"Ryan Curtis-Griffiths and Jacqui Azouz provided excellent legal work.  I am a lawyer in the United States so I expect a lot.  And I got it from Ryan and Jacqui.  They are knowledgeable, efficient and very easy to work with. I will use them whenever I have an opportunity. "

Professionalism, Quality

"My wife and I were very pleased with the rapid and professional service we received.  We had Jacqui Azouz handle our case and couldn't be happier with her knowledge and very diligent responses.  This was the second time we have used Nevett Ford and we will certainly be using this firm again if the need arises."

Professionalism, Responsiveness, Value

"I cannot find any words to describe the professionalism of thos firm. Everyone from the reception to financial services and not to say Mae who helped out was absolutely amazing. I had Richard Hamilton who was definitely someone I will always have to represent me if I need any further help. Keep up the fantastic work 👏  "

    Contact us

    Nevett Ford Melbourne Pty Ltd

    ABN: 144 697 790

    Level 16, South Tower, Rialto Building, 525 Collins Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3000