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Email: solicitors@gmhlegal.com
Phone: (02) 9587 0458
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Legal expertise is most effective when it is an integral part of your financial and business planning.

GMH Legal’s partnering approach means we dedicate the time and energy required to understanding your individual needs and to communicate effectively with you. We value our clients’ trust and have formed longstanding working relationships.

From incorporation of your next business vehicle to enforcing or defending your contractual rights, we work with you to achieve your commercial objectives every step of the way.


We know that our clients want and with our nimble and highly experienced team we are commercial responsiveness, and are able to adapt our prices better and reduce cost far more competitively than large firms.

We keep everything as simple as possible. Not only that, with our solicitors, you get the kind of business law advice you would expect from a highly experienced team with over 60 years of combined legal experience.

We provide you with results-driven legal solutions and outcomes you expect, without the hassles and cost of other firms.


At GMH Legal we pride ourselves on our diverse skills and knowledge, providing advice that is practical, honest, innovative, prompt, and cost effective.

It is our aim to establish long-term relationships and our firm works with clients to develop a sound understanding of your businesses – something which is essential to providing effective representation and advice.


Our lawyers always go over and above to give you the best advice as quickly as possible.

Whether its quick information over the phone for a question that’s been on your mind for while, or general information about an area of law, we’re happy to help. Call us today and experience the difference.


When starting up a business, your selection of business structure is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Every business is unique and each business and business owner has their own specific needs and goals.

At GMH Legal we have the knowledge and skill to help you decide which business structure is best for you. We will give you tailored advice on the the particular business structure which is best suited to your commercial goals and objectives.

We can assist in all aspects of business structuring, including;

  • Sole trader set-up
  • Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited liability companies
  • Family/discretionary/unit trusts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business succession planning
  • Tax effective business structuring


Incorporating a company is a complex process. At GMH Legal we can have the skill and knowledge necessary to incorporate your company in an efficient and cost effective manner. We will ensure that all the necessary registrations, planning and documentation is taken care of as well as drafting a Company Constitution tailored to your business and industry.

If you would like to incorporate a company, please contact us so we can help you achieve your financial and personal goals.


Business restructuring can be a technical process and often involves the transfer of business assets and control. Deciding on company structures can have considerable regulatory and taxation implications. At GMH Legal our experience allows us to provide you with accurate, professional and cost effective advice personalised to your individual needs.


A partnership can be formed where more than one person or entity makes a business venture with a view to making a profit. At GMH Legal, we will make sure that you are advised on every aspect of a partnership proposal and fully understand all the processes required to create an effective partnership agreement, including the drafting of contracts, registrations, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

In addition, our experienced lawyers can provide advice and assistance on the dissolution of any partnership agreement in a way that ensures that your rights and interests are preserved.


Buying or selling a business is one of the biggest decisions a current or prospective business owner can make. At GMH Legal we have the skill and experience required to advise you on all the legal implications relating to the sale or acquisition of a business. We will make sure that all potential pitfalls are avoided and that your contract of sale is legally water tight. We can provide you with professional assistance regrading, though not limited to;

  • Transfer of assets
  • Title transfer
  • Licenses and permits
  • Payments and payment structures
  • Existing leases and other rights
  • Employee contracts and benefits
  • Full disclosure of relevant information
  • Patents, trademarks and trade names
  • Litigation claims


Whatever business or company structure you end up choosing, when drafting business related agreements, our experienced lawyers will ensure that you are thoroughly advised about all your commercial interests and legal rights. Our skill and experience in this area of the law will ensure that you avoid falling into the common traps found in contracts and agreements drafted by less experienced lawyers.

We also advise and draft documents in relation to all types of finance, loan and security documents, including mortgages, guarantees, charges and loan agreements. We also advise and assist in relation to the enforcement of securities, including instigating and acting in court proceedings.

If you wish to enter into a business related agreement, you should contact one of our business lawyers at GMH Legal, who will make sure that your legal rights are protected.


Discretionary family trusts are commonly used by Australian businesses. These legal instruments allow members of a family to spread their tax burden in a manner that ensures the most tax effective structure possible for the family as a whole. In a unit trust, a unit holder can have a proprietary interest in the property of the trust, commonly being a proportion of the unity property of the unit trust.

Choosing the right type of trust for your circumstances is crucial. At GMH Legal, we have the skill and professional experience required to advise you as to which is most suitable trust type for you. If you have any queries regrading the establishment of such trusts, or need assistance understanding the legal obligations which attach to a trustee or the rights of the beneficiaries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Asset protection is an important aspect of effective estate and business planning. It vital that you ensure that not only your own assets are protected, but also that the many assets which might be inherited by your beneficiaries are protected.

To ensure that you have the appropriate asset protection strategy, please contact one of our experienced business lawyers who will ensure that suitable mechanisms are in place to protect your assets to the greatest degree possible.


We are have extensive experience in due diligence assessments associated with:

  • Business transactions
  • Managing corporate compliance issues
  • Performing compliance reviews
  • Designing and implementing compliance programs

If you need assistance in any of the areas listed above, please contact one of business lawyers as soon as possible.


At GMH Legal, our team of expert business lawyers can field all your taxation queries. We provide taxation advisory services to individuals and business owners. We deliver quality professional taxation advice to protect your assets and reduce the amount of tax payable to the legal minimum.

We develop solutions to complement and facilitate each of our client’s individual personal and financial goals. If you need tax advice regrading your personal or business affairs, please contact the team at GMH Legal who will provide you with the best advice available.

Call the experienced team at GMH Legal to assist you in your matter. A free consultation with GMH Legal is an opportunity to gain deep insights into your legal situation and all of your options.

Why Choose GMH Legal?

  • Over 60 years of combined legal experience
  • Outstanding track record with a winning approach
  • First appointment is always free
  • Meet our team now.

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