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The Importance of Business Succession

Tuesday, 4th March, 2014

Business In Your Palm

By Barry van Heerden Consider the following scenario:- Joe and Tim are partners in a business. Both are married and Joe’s daughter is a second year law student at a well-known university in Qld. Joe is involved in a car accident on the way to work and suffers severe injuries. After being in a coma […]

Attwood Marshall Lawyers welcome Larisa Kapur to our Wills and Estates Department

Tuesday, 18th February, 2014

Larisa

Larisa Kapur has been appointed as our new Wills and Estates Lawyer.  Larisa graduated from Bond University with a Juris Doctor in Law awarded to her with Honours.  She also specialises in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Larisa has a background in Psychology and completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science from Griffith University in 2009. She also has training […]

Important Changes to NSW Swimming Pool Laws

Tuesday, 4th February, 2014

Swimming Pool

By Emma Heuston Selling or Leasing a Property in NSW? Don’t Be Left High and Dry By Recent Changes! The Swimming Pools Amendment Act (NSW) 2012 (“the Act”) was recently introduced in New South Wales. As a result, important changes to the law surrounding swimming pools and spa pools are being phased in. Property owners, […]

Don’t Euthanise Your Business – Valuing What You Have (Part 3 of Our Business Succession Series)

Tuesday, 21st January, 2014

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By Barry van Heerden PART 3 As previously indicated in parts 1 and 2, Buy/Sell Agreements, which are also called Business Wills, are means of providing a legal mechanism by which the interest of one party in a business is transferred to the other (or its estate) with the minimum of disruption to the business and the parties involved […]

“They aren’t coming back and I don’t care what the Orders say”…

Tuesday, 14th January, 2014

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By Abbi Golightly These are the words that strike fear into the hearts of most separated parents, particularly those who are the primary caregiver of children of any age. What do you do?  Who do you call?  What rights do you have to ensure that your children are returned to their stable environment? Breaches of […]

Position Vacant – Wills and Estates Lawyer

Monday, 13th January, 2014

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers provides diverse legal services to the Gold Coast, Tweed Shire and Northern Rivers communities from its long term Coolangatta base. Our firm offers our clients expertise in areas of law such as estate planning, deceased estates, wills and powers of attorney, property developments, leasing, conveyancing, commercial litigation, insurance litigation and family law. […]

Attwood Marshall Lawyers – 2014 Bat out of Hell Handicap

Thursday, 9th January, 2014

Plateau Gold - 2014 Winner of the 2014 Bat out of Hell Handicap

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have been major sponsors of the Gold Coast Turf club and proud sponsors of the Bat out of Hell Quality Handicap since 2009. We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Bat Out Of Hell Handicap –  Plateau Gold at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday, 4th January 2014. Read More

Don’t Euthanise Your Business – Dealing With Disaster

Tuesday, 10th December, 2013

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As we have noted in Part 1 of this series, business succession involves the development of strategies that will assist the business in continuing to operate in an effective manner should a particular event occur that may have a significant impact on the continuance of the business in the absence of any succession plan. These events […]

Business Succession and Related Issues (Part 1 of Our Business Succession Series)

Thursday, 28th November, 2013

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By Barry van Heerden A recent study of 570 family businesses has revealed only 30% of businesses had any formal business succession or exit strategies in place.[1] In this 4 part series we will attempt to highlight the importance of Business Succession and to provide some practical guidelines on how to implement a successful business […]

Preparing Contracts? Don’t Do This!

Thursday, 7th November, 2013

Conveyancing Gold Coast

By Barry van Heerden With the real estate market gaining momentum, it is important that real estate agents pay attention to correctly describing the selling and purchasing entities when they are preparing Contracts (Qld) or providing a Sales Advice to legal representatives (NSW). When you act for the seller, the first thing you should do […]