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Business Purchase Lawyer and M&A Services

If you need a business purchase lawyer, you have come to the right place. Our lawyers draft, review and negotiate business purchase agreements and share purchase agreements.

A business purchase agreement is a contract for the purchase of a business. The contract allows for the purchase of business assets or the purchase of shares. Business assets may include trade secrets, goodwill, intellectual property rights, inventory and equipment.

Our commercial lawyers have extensive experience in preparing business purchase contracts and negotiating terms. We offer M&A legal services for buyers and sellers of businesses.

We help our clients throughout the process, from letters of intent, commercial leases, employment contracts, due diligence and disputes.

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Our M&A Law Services

Drafting Business Purchase Agreements

Our M&A lawyers draft business purchase agreements.

It is important to have the right documents in place. Consider whether a terms sheet, heads of agreement, or a non-disclosure agreement may be necessary.

Our team of lawyers draft, review and negotiate asset purchase and share sale agreements. We can prepare bespoke documents to suit the purchase of small businesses or larger business sale transactions.

Due Diligence Process

Due diligence allows potential buyers to review business records.

This helps identify potential risks and enable buyers to confirm they wish to proceed with buying the business.

Our business lawyers provide due diligence legal services.

A comprehensive due diligence report will identify issues, assess whether they are material and make recommendations for addressing any concerns.

Negotiating Business Purchase Contracts

Our experienced M&A lawyers draft, review and negotiate business purchase agreements and share purchase agreements.

We will work with you to ensure legal terms are appropriate, including the purchase price, warranties, conditions precedent, indemnities, and guarantees.

Our lawyers ensure that business buyers fully understand the terms of the business purchase contract. This enables buyers to make informed decisions.

Ensuring Settlement Runs Smoothly

Settlement occurs when a business purchase is finalised and the purchase price is paid. We work with our clients to ensure this process runs smoothly.

Our buisness purchase lawyers will ensure the right documents and property are transferred to the buyer. Everything needed for settlement to take place will be organised for you.

Why Choose Our Legal Team?

Fixed legal fees for business purchase contracts

Our business purchase legal services are offered on a fixed fee basis. Our clients know how much they will pay for our services upfront. We pride ourselves in giving our clients a positive experience and doing away with unknown legal bills.

We are a top-rated contract law firm

There are lots of options when it comes to choosing legal experts. At Prosper Law, our M&A lawyers have built a large portfolio of clients, receive excellent reviews and have repeat clients.

Take a look at our reviews and find out why clients across Australia choose us.

We work with some of Australia’s largest companies

Our law firm packs a punch when it comes to the calibre of clients we work with. Our clients include international retailers and distributors and big brands.

Australian companies seek legal advice from Prosper Law because of our experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreement terms.

Meet our Contract Lawyers

Our team of contract lawyers are skilled negotiators and are experienced in M&A law.

Meet our team of professional contract lawyers – you’ll be glad you did.

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Farrah Motley


Farrah has worked on share and asset business purchases. Farrah looks at the big picture to provide legal solutions that work.

Micaela Diaz, Associate Lawyer I am an Australian-qualified lawyer with experience spanning multiple industries and jurisdictions.

Micaela Diaz

Associate Lawyer

Micaela uses her business degree and qualifications to bring practical solutions to business contracts

Krystal Parle | Senior Lawyer - I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Queensland University of Technology. I am also a Queensland Justice of the Peace.

Krystal Parle​

Senior Lawyer​

Krystal works with our clients to prepare enforceable non-compete clauses, employment contracts and policies.

Courtney is a highly qualified lawyer with years of experience in managing employment law matters

Courtney Lambert

Senior Lawyer

Courtney is a senior lawyer with top tier experience as a business purchase lawyer. 

What our clients say

Holly Teague
Holly Teague
Big Thank you to Krystal and Prosper Law for expediting my employment contract and getting it back to me within 48 hours. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for an employment lawyer.
Larissa Rogers
Larissa Rogers
I came across Prosper Law while searching for an Employment Lawyer for a recent dispute. I had the pleasure of working with both Krystal and Farrah and I am extremely grateful for their attention to detail and guidance throughout my matter.
Yatin Kulkarni
Yatin Kulkarni
Absolutely fantastic work by Carlyn Sicat and Farrah Motley by turning around the review of my Contract within 24 hours. Crystal clear recommendations and therefore didn't need any follow up. Highly recommended recommend them if you need an employment lawyer!
Connor Summers
Connor Summers
Our business needed urgent legal advice for several employment law matters. Prosper Law’s employment contract lawyers were quick to respond, offered a fixed fee price for their legal services and were able to achieve a great result for our business. For any employers looking for a quality employment law firm, we highly recommend the team at Prosper Law.
Jane Gentle
Jane Gentle
If you are looking to hire a legal counsel on retainer, I highly recommend the Prosper Law legal team. Having engaged with Prosper at work over the past 5 months, I have found them to be great in-house lawyers and who know their stuff when it comes to contract reviews, employment law advice and marketing and consumer law… and they’re reasonably priced
Liam Devonshire
Liam Devonshire
I needed a business sale lawyer to help me sell my business on short notice. They drafted a business sale agreement for me. Courtney was quick to reply, explained the process to me and was great to deal with. If anyone is after a good M&A lawyer, definitely reach out to Prosper Law.
I needed the advice of a contract lawyer based in Sydney quickly for a difficult client contract. Farrah responded to my query very quickly and efficiently and helped me resolve the liability issue with the client in a very short time. I highly recommend her efficient and thorough service.
Chris Pearson
Chris Pearson
I contacted Prosper Law because I needed a contract lawyer in Brisbane for an issue with a building contract. Farrah and Micaela are experienced contract lawyers and were polite, professional, and provided my advice quickly. They provided me with a fixed fee quote with no hidden costs for the legal work and spoke to the QBCC on my behalf. Thank you to the Prosper Law team for giving me detailed advice that was good value and very helpful!!! Highly recommended and will be using them in the future for all my legal needs.
Highly recommended. They offered me reliable and useful legal advice free of charge. Thank you once again, Michael, for your service.
Vijesh cj
Vijesh cj
I approached Farrah with a query regarding my employment contract. She was patient in her dealings and took the time to read the contract fully and understand my side of the story before giving her legal advice. I am happy with my overall experience of working with Farrah.

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Business Purchase Law FAQs

Step 1 – Initial Consultation with our Commercial Lawyers

Schedule an initial consultation with our experienced business contract lawyers. During this meeting, we will take steps to understand the business and your timeline.

We will then prepare a fixed fee quote and advise you of our recommended strategy for your business purchase.

Step 2 – Negotiating the Business Purchase Agreement

Our experienced M&A lawyers draft, review and negotiate business purchase agreements and share purchase agreements. We will work with you to ensure legal terms are appropriate, including the purchase price, warranties, conditions precedent, indemnities, and guarantees.

Our lawyers ensure that business buyers fully understand the terms of the business purchase contract. This enables buyers to make informed decisions.

Step 3 – Comprehensive Due Diligence

At Prosper Law, we provide our clients with a comprehensive understanding of business acquisition documents and the purchase process. We conduct due diligence and will prepare a due diligence report that sets out our analysis of:

  • procurement and sales contracts
  • company documents
  • employment records
  • potential legal issues and outstanding legal claims
  • business-critical systems, including technology and software licences

Our due diligence will also:

  • verify the banking arrangements of the seller and the value of the business or shares
  • review leasing arrangement and draft assignments of lease, as well as conduct title searches
  • conduct searches on the personal properties securities register
  • verify the ownership of the business or shareholding, as well as the key assets you are purchasing

Step 4 – Fulfilling Pre-Completion Conditions

Our business purchase lawyers will monitor and confirm that pre-completion conditions have been satisfied by the seller. This may involve ensuring the seller has obtained consent from landlords, shareholders, or other relevant parties.

An inventory or stock audit, or a valuation, may also need to be carried out. The type of business being bought determines whether this may be necessary.

Step 5 – Effecting settlement of the business purchase

At settlement, our dedicated team of M&A lawyers will work with the seller’s solicitors to facilitate the smooth transfer of contracts and assets.

We will confirm the settlement statement and confirm payment instructions with the seller’s legal representatives.

Step 6 – Post-completion legal services

Our team of M&A lawyers can provide post-completion legal advice after the settlement of the business purchase.

We will provide legal assistance if the seller has breached the warranties in the share or business purchase contract. Alternatively, a business buyer may wish to recover against any security or retention.

Our due diligence services include:

  • reading business contracts, supplier contracts and other important contracts
  • assessing regulatory requirements and any limitations that may apply
  • confirming employee entitlements, long service leave and other employment and industrial relations matters
  • reviewing intellectual property (including trade marks and design rights), confidential information and other intangible property
  • identify outstanding debts, PPS registrations, or charges that require release or payment

After settlement

Once the sale agreement has been finalised and due diligence has been completed, settlement can occur. It will then be necessary to prepare for operating the new business after settlement.

Our commercial lawyers help clients to prepare for this phase by:

  • advising on post-settlement restraint of trade clauses
  • providing legal advice on stamp duty requirements for the business purchase
  • checking that settlement conditions have been complied with
  • finalising lease documents and other contracts
  • working with the seller’s solicitors to transfer business names, company registrations, domain names and trade mark registrations
  • providing advice on employee redundancies and entitlements for transferring employees