Business Startups

Business Structuring

Before starting a business, there are many different structures and important questions to consider. Some of the structures available to new businesses are:




incorporated association

joint venture


sole proprietorship

 unincorporated association

self-managed superannuation funds

unit trusts
hybrid trusts
family trusts

There are also many different and complex laws and requirements relating to each form of business structure and the choice of the appropriate structure will invariably depend on a range of important factors such as set-up and operating costs, structure flexibility, asset protection, income tax, capital gains tax, land tax, control and succession.

There is no one size fits all approach to business structuring. Getting it wrong can have adverse consequences for you and your business.

At Prestige Legal & Corporate Services, we routinely assist our clients in this important area by providing experienced, reliable and trusted expert advice, assistance and guidance in the areas of:

agreements for partnerships and joint ventures

business and personal asset protection

franchise agreements & related docs

business succession

co-operatives and associations

business structuring

intellectual property protection

registration of companies

taxation advice

trusts (including family trusts, unit trusts, hybrid trusts and self managed superannuation trusts)

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For specialised and expert legal advice in the areas of business structuring, capital raising, commercial agreements, employment law, franchising and intellectual property for business startups, contact us or enquire now today.