9-13 George Street

Launceston, Tasmania, 7250

(03) 6332 3400

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Commercial Law

Douglas & Collins are one of Tasmania’s most trusted commercial law firms, proudly serving generations of Launceston and Tasmanian business leaders since 1838, and have earned a reputation for our highly capable people, thorough work and our understanding of the local community and economy.

We understand that quality, dependable advice is an investment to maximise your time and focus in the short term, while also protecting your long-term interests and preparing you for your next chapter, whether that be a big vision or time to plan for succession.

As accomplished experts in our field, we can help you establish and protect all commercial aspects of your business and provide you with tailored advice to ensure you comply with the myriad of commercial and statutory complexities small and medium businesses face.

Our team has extensive experience negotiating contracts and working with other parties, such as banks, accountants, agents and other stakeholders in a world where agreements are incredibly complex and can span multiple jurisdictions. Our team also have the expertise to advise on business structures involving trusts, joint ventures, partnerships and company setups.

Douglas & Collins can take the stress out of commercial transactions and structuring by providing representation and proactive advice on:

  • Business acquisitions and disposals;
  • Business structuring and asset protection;
  • Directors’ liability and corporation matters;
  • Loan and securities documentation, including arrangements involving the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR);
  • Guarantee advice, including the provision of Solicitors’ Certificates;
  • Franchising and licensing; and
  • Charities and not-for-profits, including advising regarding structuring and governance, and all matters concerning the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

If you’re a person who likes to surround themselves with quality advisors with a no nonsense approach to keeping things moving, contact us.