Company Law

Company law is plentiful and complex. It covers virtually every aspect of running a company, including setting up, incorporation, name reservation, leasing premises, ownership of shares and company assets, registering trade marks, employing staff, credit control and debt recovery, and providing personal guarantees. It can even cover issues around setting up a website.

Things to think about
Managing a business is hard work – and daunting at times. Good legal help is like having your car brakes checked regularly. It means you can concentrate on driving, instead of when disaster will strike.

How can we help
For most of our business clients, our role is to identify the issues they need to be aware of given their current situation. For example, if you’re setting up a company, we’ll probably help you incorporate it. If a new partner is joining you, company structure and ownership of shares will be issues. If you develop products, intellectual property and copyright issues will be critical. And so on.

Costs
Because every company is different, costs can vary widely. We will always try to estimate our costs in advance based on the work you require.

Legal Resources:

Business Warrant of Fitness
Is your business healthy? do you have the right structure to trade efficiently and profitably? This article has useful tips for business owners.

Buying a Business
Some of the issues that need to be considered when you are buying a business are discussed below.

Debt Collection
There is nothing more frustrating than when someone owes you money and you have to spend money to chase them!

Kiwi Saver
All employers should now be on track to ensuring their systems will be KiwiSaver compliant by the 1 July 2007 deadline.

Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007
As you are no doubt aware, the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 (“the Act”) came into force on 5 September 2007. Briefly, the Act prohibits electronic messages from a New Zealand link being sent to a recipient’s mailbox unless there is an existing business relationship between sender and recipient.