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Guest post by Raphael Grossman - Solicitor at Lehman Walsh Lawyers One of the most important things for a new startup to get right is its pitch. A good pitch...
Closing the TSS Gap, Interim 457 Changes The abolition and replacement of the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, also known as the 457 visa, will be painful for start-ups who rely...
The recent example of Snapchat, along with countless others, demonstrate why professional legal advice is imperative for all startups. All founders are faced with crucial legal decisions that can be...
White Collar crimes is a broad term which includes offences such as bribery including foreign bribery, cheating of consumer by directors, fraudulent misappropriation and obtaining benefit, credit or money by deception, certain misleading statements, insider trading,embezzlement, taxation offences, money laundering and other dishonesty related offences. The ever widening powers of enforcement agencies such as ASIC, the ACCC and the ATO means that the chances of prosecution are growing. Prevention and minimising risk and exposure is the key to a successful enterprise and that’s where Lehman Walsh can assist, by putting together relevant training programs for you and your staff. But if you do fall foul of the law, we can also assist you in reducing the damage to your reputation and that of the business, through our expert team of lawyers as well as access to external specialists.
When it comes to resolving disputes, we understand that your reputation, as well as your time and money, are major concerns. Our litigation and dispute resolution team will help you find the quickest and cost-effective solution.
Litigation should always be a last resort and our team has experience in a wide range of alternative dispute resolution options, including mediation and arbitration to assist you in resolving your legal issue the most effective manner.
If litigation is unavoidable, our litigation lawyers have experience in all jurisdictions, including Federal, Supreme, District and Local courts, the Land and Environment Court and also specialist Tribunals. We work closely with our clients to monitor the potential expenses and can provide ‘event costed’ estimates, where we charge for specific stages of the litigation. We always keep your commercial objectives in mind and are sensitive to costs involved.
Lehman Walsh Lawyers have the depth and breadth of all startup law covered. From incorporation, business structuring, shareholder agreements, buy sell agreements, registration and compliance through to contract negotiations, we can offer you outstanding advise that will put your business above the rest. If you need help with tax and superannuation, insurance or leasing arrangements for your premises we can help you with that too.
Startup lawyers at Lehman Walsh can provide you with advice on all aspects of intellectual property protection which includes trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, terms and conditions, social media policies and potential invention. Our specialist startup lawyers understand high-growth tech businesses whether it be technology licensing agreements, technology outsourcing and offshoring deals, corporate transactions in technology, telecommunications and new media or data protection sectors. Lehman Walsh has you covered for all things IP and technology related.
At Lehman Walsh Lawyers, we are dedicated to supporting the Australian startup community by providing cost effective legal advice to assist in the startup of your business. Lehman Walsh will take care of all the legal requirements of your start-up and are passionate about assisting in turning your dream into a reality.
We want to work with you with a duel focus on growing your idea and assisting you in taking the next steps in developing your business. We understand that your funding should be going towards your business growth, that is why Lehman Walsh is dedicated in providing affordable advice in all areas of commercial and corporate law, intellectual property and other issues that may affect emerging businesses in the startup space.
Lehman Walsh will gather a personal feel of your business, understanding your goals and your plans for the future. With this knowledge, we can give you appropriate advice to help you develop strategies to scale your business, enable positive disruption of the market and to combat anti-competitive behaviour that you may encounter. Correct legal framework and making the right legal decisions in the beginning of your start-up can be one of the most valuable investment decisions you will make.