You are an entrepreneur

You are a visionary, a risk taker, a problem solver and a dream chaser – and you are a leader of your business.

You are someone that builds things, who changes things, who finds a better way, challenges the norm, loves the thrill of the chase and wants to make a dent in the universe, no matter how big or small.

You know what you want

We know you want to:

  • put your business assets in safe hands
  • protect your brand and ensure your business is nobody else’s 
  • attract and retain quality staff to work with you
  • get along with your co-founder and business partners
  • manage your relationships with your suppliers
  • legally minimise your tax, to maximise your reinvestment in the business, and
  • be prepared for when the world realises how awesome you are (and investors come knocking!)

We are for you

We understand how precious capital is when you are starting out. We also recognise that human legal advice and counsel can never be replaced by stock documents purchased over the internet. We are here to provide you with more value than you would ever spend in dollar terms, and here’s how.

Here are some of the areas that we can help: 

  • Legal and business advisory
  • Business structure
  • Social media and IP advice 
  • Contractor and advisor agreements
  • Transactions

We also have dedicated teams ready to advise you on:

  • federal and state taxes
  • superannuation
  • employment, health and safety
  • property
  • privacy
  • e-commerce terms of trade
  • dispute resolution

We are with you every step of the way

We believe that to be wildly successful, your key is to work with those that understand your business at its heart, the challenges that you face, and the sacrifices that you have made along the way. A partnership with the right advisor at the early stage of your business can make a world of difference down the track.

We will distill those complex legal issues into simple, easy-to-understand language, and explain how the law practically applies to your business. Rather than saying “no” we will find creative solutions and alternative pathways to success, for whatever problem you are facing.

We are not on the clock  

We believe in building relationships, not completing time sheets. We always agree price for our services with you before we get started so you know exactly what you are getting from us, and the value that has to your business. We will never send you bill for a price you haven’t agreed to in advance.

We also offer consulting arrangements for a fixed monthly fee, so we can be on call to answer your legal queries whenever you need us.

We are your people

Whether you’re embarking on your first venture or taking your business to new heights we’d love to hear from you.

Kristy Merganovski
Commercial & Tax
Sladen Legal
+61 3 9611 0116


Gizelle Manoli
Senior Associate
Intellectual Property
Sladen Legal
+61 3 9611 0174


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