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Phone: (03) 9095 8355
Fax: (03) 9826 2958

CONTACT

Melville Lawyers

Suite 203, 9-11 Claremont Street

South Yarra, Victoria 3141

LOCATION

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

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OPENING HOURS

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OUR SERVICES

OUR SERVICES

WILLS, 
ESTATES &
POWERS OF 
ATTORNEY
  • Simple husband-and-wife wills

  • Complex will testamentary trusts

  • Financial powers of attorney

  • Medical powers of attorney

  • Powers of guardianship

  • Obtaining grant of probate and letters of administration

  • Obtaining reseals of foreign grants of probate

  • Asset protection

  • Special needs trusts

  • Pursuing and defending claims to amend or overturn wills

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
  • Purchase and sale of commercial and residential property

  • Off-the-plan sales and purchases

  • Multi-story and broad-acre subdivisions

  • Advising, negotiating and drafting agreements with financial organisations

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT
  • Property acquisitions and disposals

  • Commercial leasing including industrial, office and retail

  • Planning advice

  • Property development

    • site acquisition

    • planning

    • financing

    • construction

  • Lease or sale of completed project

  • Incorporated and unincorporated joint ventures and trusts

  • Other development structures including stamp duties and taxation advice

BUSINESS SALES AND PURCHASES
  • Preparation and review of business sale agreements

  • Negotiating appropriate warranties and conditions

  • Advice on restraints, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements

  • Family business transfer arrangements

CONSTRUCTION
  • Preparation of building contracts and subcontracts.

  • Building Act and Security of Payment Act advice

  • Bank guarantees and other securities

  • Contract review and interpretation

  • Dispute resolution

  • Project management review

CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW
  • Incorporation of companies

  • Establishment of discretionary and unit trusts. 

  • Establishing, guiding and participating in business advisory boards

  • Advice on directors’ duties and responsibilities under the Corporations Act.

  • Guidance on strategic planning and improvements to business structures

  • Advice on asset protection and risk management strategies

  • Acting for and preparing documentation for commercial agreements including:

    • franchising

    • joint ventures

    • mergers

  • Advising on mergers, acquisitions and divestments

  • Preparing and reviewing licensing and commercialisation arrangements

  • Preparing and reviewing agreements relating to fundraising, product promotion, holding of events

  • Conducting and advising on due diligence

CONTRACT INTERPRETATION, NEGOTIATION AND ADVICE
  • Advising whether a contract exists and if so what are its provisions

  • Reviewing complex contracts and explaining them in simple terms

  • Advising on contract breaches and the remedies available

  • Drafting and reviewing standard contracts such as terms and conditions of sale

  • Assisting in negotiations by advising on the key areas of importance and risk

  • Strategies to achieve successful negotiation outcomes

DISPUTE RESOLUTION & LITIGATION
  • Negotiating out-of-court settlements

  • Prosecuting and defending intellectual property litigation including:

    • copyright

    • trade mark

    • patent

    • trade practices litigation

  • Prosecuting and defending commercial litigation

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
  • Advice on all aspects of trade mark registration

  • Trade mark creation and protection strategies

  • Advice on asset protection and risk management strategies

LEISURE INDUSTRY & LICENSING
  • Purchase and sale of hotels and clubs

  • Liquor and gaming applications

  • Transfer of EGMs

  • Planning issues

  • Leasing

TRADE PRACTICES & CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
  • Product recalls

  • Misleading and deceptive conduct

  • Reputation protection

  • Advice on protection strategies for confidential information

  • Drafting and reviewing confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements

  • Breach of confidential information and trade secrets litigation

  • Restraint of trade agreements and enforcement