Commercial & business advice

It can be difficult to keep the larger picture in mind when the path is littered with detail.

Having been the driving force for business growth for so long, it is not unusual for owners and directors to lift their heads above the parapet to discover that the path to further growth is paved with uncertainty and risk.

Whether you have inherited a family business or have built it from scratch, no one knows your business quite like you do. There does, however, come a time when identifying and managing the risks associated with further growth becomes important.

Over many years, Redchip has developed a deep affinity with, and understanding of, the special and often novel requirements of entrepreneurial businesses. We have both the commercial acumen and specialist legal knowledge to help our clients protect their businesses from the risks that typically arise as they grow. These risks include internal issues such as shareholder agreements and tax structures, external threats like IP infringements and disputes, and missed opportunities around IP protection such as readying your business for sale.

We have the resources and experience to work with you and your advisers to achieve your business goals. From raising capital, to protecting your intellectual property and providing strategic tax advice, to registering your security interests on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR), we remove complexity and focus on the core issues affecting your business. By providing you with strategic advice, supported with clear, effective documentation, we give you a plan of the path forward whilst protecting your biggest asset: your business.

Whether it’s a minor transaction or a $30 million share sale, we position you well ahead of the other party in terms of planning and execution. Redchip’s Corporate and Commercial team leaves no stone unturned in developing a clear plan and the right documentation to implement it.

Our services include

  • Mergers, sales & acquisitions
  • Rollovers and scrip for scrip transactions
  • Capital management strategies including share buy backs and capital reduction
  • Transactional tax advice
  • Partnerships and joint ventures
  • Specialist advice for the Not for Profit sector
  • Trust structures
  • Syndications
  • Capital raising
  • Technology and innovation law
  • Strategic tax advisory

Meet The Experts


Gavin Barnes


Redchip was established by Gavin Barnes in the mid-1990s based on an instinct that business owners and entrepreneurs would respond positively to...

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Robert Lalor


Whilst heading up our Property team, Robert also works in the Commercial space, with a particular aptitude for private treaty mergers and...

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Tim Gerbanas

Associate Director

Tim Gerbanas finds the diversity and range of work make every day in Redchip’s Corporate and Commercial team different and challenging.

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Peter McLaughlin


As a leader in Redchip’s Commercial and Corporate practice, whilst also heading up the Franchising, Licensing and Retail team, Peter enjoys...

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Ian Tindale


A true industry veteran, Ian Tindale has experience spanning 25 years as a lawyer in many different sectors – from litigation, to property,...

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Emily O’Brien

Associate Director

Emily O’Brien’s work with the commercial team involves restructuring existing affairs to deliver asset protection or taxation advantages,...

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Zachary Pagliano


Running counter to the stereotypical commercial lawyer, Zachary Pagliano ranks the collective successes of his clients above individual cases.

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Thomas Bevitt


The daily challenges and strategic opportunities served up by his commercial law clients are the drivers behind Thomas Bevitt’s career.

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