Klooger Phillips Lawyers

Level 3, 57 The Esplanade, Maroochydore Queensland 4558 Australia


07 5479 4646


We provide the following services-

  • Advice in relation to business structures (sole trader, partnership, company, trust).
  • Advice and preparation of contractual documentation for the sale of a business.
  • Advice and preparation of contractual documentation for the purchase of a business.
  • Advice on government licensing in relation to operating a business.
  • Preparation of partnership agreements.
  • Preparation of buy and sell agreements.

Business Structure

It is important to establish the appropriate business structure for a particular activity to avoid unnecessary transfer duty and taxation if the business is transferred to a different structure later.It is necessary to consider the following issues:

  • Is the business to be a family business or is the business activity undertaken with
  • others outside the family?
  • Do any family members need to be protected from any future claims or liability arising from the business activity?
  • Who is to own the business?
  • Who is to make decisions in relation to business activities?
  • What is the potential income flow from the business in the future and is it necessary
  • to adopt specific planning strategies?
  • Does the business need a succession plan?


There are different forms of agreements setting out the arrangements between business partners.If a company is the business entity then there should be a shareholders agreement. If a partnership structure is adopted then it’s usual to put in place a partnership agreement.Agreements should include provisions relating to the current and future operation of the business, contributions of capital, distribution of income and losses and a succession plan in the event of the death or incapacity of a partner or if one partner desires to sell their equity.

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