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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 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

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Gavin

Gavin Barnes

Director

Gavin has a no-nonsense, straight talking style coupled with a natural ability to take complex matters and distil them down into easily understood...

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Rob

Robert Lalor

Director

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 Commercial team different and challenging.

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Peter

Peter McLaughlin

Director

Peter believes the key that helps him unlock his clients’ successes is his ability to know when to be creative, and when to be conservative.

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Ian

Ian Tindale

Director

Ian works collaboratively with other industry professionals to provide expert advice for managing personal and business risk.

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Emily

Emily O’Brien

Associate Director

Emily O’Brien’s work with the Private and Commercial teams involves working with clients to develop plans for their business or personal...

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Zachary

Zachary Pagliano

Associate

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

Lawyer

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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