Business structuring, turnaround and restructuring

In decline, businesses may be forced to consider alternatives to liquidation such as turnaround strategies and restructuring initiatives.

In both stages of the business life cycle, selecting the appropriate structure, strategy and initiative is critical in order to ensure the longevity and commercial success of the business.

So too is the decision to invest in the right team of professionals to assist, advise and collaborate in this process for the benefit of the business and its stakeholders.There are many different structures and important questions to consider.

Some of the structures available to businesses are:




incorporated association

joint venture


sole proprietorship


family trusts

unit trusts

hybrid trusts

unincorporated association

self-managed superannuation funds

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

business structuring

business succession

buying and selling businesses

co-operatives and associations

franchise agreements and related documentation

intellectual property protection


taxation advice

mergers and acquisitions

registration of companies

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

turnaround and restructuring

  • Skiold is a long-standing Danish company headquartered in Denmark and with operations globally. When our company made a decision to acquire interests in an Australian based entity we needed expert Australian legal advice and representation to assist us with the transaction.
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  • Robert, Thank you for your assistance in our recent transaction in selling our Group of Businesses. You and your team made the process seamless and more importantly you took the stress out of the situation.
    Janet and Robert Hamilton, Directors, Brisbane Read More
  • Over a matter of years whilst using Prestige Legal & Corporate Services we have found them to be very responsive and effective in delivering the information and advice we required.
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For specialised and expert legal advice and representation in the area of business structuring, contact us or enquire now today.