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Business Law

Operating a business is not easy but with the right preparation and advice it can be an exciting and rewarding way of life.

We understand because we run our own business.

In the current financial climate times are tough and budgets are tight for some.  We understand that too.

We operate in the real world and we’re here to listen to you, be a sounding board, offer advice where we can, and recommend the best course of action for you and your business.

Our services include advice and documentation for:

  • Buying and selling businesses
  • Due diligence
  • Company establishment and business structures;
  • Company constitutions and shareholder agreements
  • Shareholders’ and directors’ rights and obligations
  • Partnership and joint venture agreements
  • Terms of trade
  • International trade
  • Dealings with property such as ships and aircraft
  • Dealings with property rights such as forestry rights and fishing quotas
  • Compliance with commercial legislation (such as the Fair Trading Act, Consumer Guarantees Act, Commerce Act and Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013)
  • Compliance with legislative rules for financial advisers, disclosure certificates and financial advertising.

We welcome preliminary contact by phone or email about your business.  Our lawyers offer prompt and practical advice to meet your requirements as well as skilled document preparation to protect your business interests.

Staff Contacts

“The advice received has always been valuable.”
David Compton, Quest Serviced Apartments

“For many years the team at Johnston Lawrence have dealt with my varied business and personal matters with, timeliness and efficiency. I always feel well informed and communicated with in a way that I can understand.”
Anne Read, Company Director