Companies and Trusts

Best Hooper's commercial lawyers assist clients with establishing their businesses and advising on legal effects of different structures.

Our commercial lawyers also have experience in advising on and establishing unit, hybrid and discretionary trusts. Our expertise extends to reviewing a client's proposed or existing structure from a duties and risk management perspective.

Our commercial lawyers can assist clients with matters including:

  • Creation of shareholder agreements
  • Creation of joint venture agreements and development agreements
  • Advising on risk management and asset protection issues within a particular structure
  • Changes to the structure of companies
  • Changes to the appointment of officers of companies
  • Transfers of shares in a company
  • Stamp duty implications of commercial transactions
  • The creation of trust deeds (discretionary, unit trust and charitable deeds)
  • The addition of beneficiaries under the trust
  • Stamp duty of the changes to trustees, principals and beneficiaries
  • Setting up partnerships

We have extensive experience in advising companies and individuals on the most effective corporate structures and act on behalf of a broad range of clients.


Contact us today for advice on companies and trusts. Telephone (03) 9670 8951 or click here to find one of our lawyers.