All businesses (regardless of size and turnover) should have the following documents (where applicable) to protect themselves:
- Shareholders or Owners agreement
- Partnership agreement
- Trust Deeds
- Company Constitution
- Buy-Sell Agreement
These documents set out the terms on how the key stakeholders of the business want to conduct themselves in the good times and bad times of running a business. It is important for these documents to be clear and set out the intentions of each of the key stakeholders before the business begins.
Why do you need a lawyer?
Lawyers can assist in drafting the above legal documents and through the process raise countless of issues that you may not have thought of – what happens if one of you pass away, what happens if one of you want to leave, what is everyone’s defined roles in the business, what is the vision of the business etc.
The documents act as a safety net if things go wrong.
How we can help you?
We deal with different types of business (industry, size, turnover, family) at all different stages of their business. We have the experience to adequately advise businesses on their needs and ask the difficult questions to the owners / shareholders of the business.
We ensure that we adequately cover every aspect that is raised by you and tailor the documents to your individual needs. We are not a one-size-fit-all firm.
We are genuinely interested in your business and make sure we understand your values and your mission so that we become a fully invested stakeholder. We understand relationships and how this plays a significant role in the success of any business. As a result, this comes through in the drafting of our documents.