Our highly experienced team of commercial lawyers have advised on and completed sales and purchases of hundreds of businesses, whether by asset sales or by share transfers. We recognise that it is critical to get sound financial and legal advice on all aspects of the transaction, from the very beginning, and this involves us working with your accountant, business coach, insurance broker and other advisers at each stage.
Acting on sales and acquisitions of real estate for our clients requires a broad range of expertise in providing property advice, legal property due diligence, preparing , negotiating contracts, drafting special conditions, and we have this expertise for a range of real estate including for CBD buildings, shopping centres, strata developments, rural property and broad acre subdivisions. We have almost a century of legal property expertise in sales and acquisitions of metropolitan and regional real estate in Western Australia, acting for a variety of stakeholders in the transaction process.
We are regularly engaged by our clients early in the acquisition process to advise on the most appropriate structures for their real estate acquisitions and this involves our dedicated team providing not only property advice, and assistance with legal property due diligence but also advice on duty, tax and revenue. Similarly our clients who are disposing of property find it very valuable to engage us for the preparation of contracts of sale, drafting special conditions and negotiation even where they have engaged a real estate agent for the sale.
- Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement
- Heads of agreement (where required)
- Drafting the sale contract
- Negotiating the terms in the sale contract
- Advising on seller’s warranties and buyer’s risks and obligations
- Both buyer and seller due diligence
- Ensuring the agreement is finalised and executed and enforceable
- All pre-settlement tasks
- Attending on settlement
- All post-settlement tasks to ensure a smooth transition