THE BEST LAYWERS
The 10 Best
Business & Commercial Lawyer In Adelaide
We Have Listed The Top 10 Business & Commercial Lawyer In Adelaide To Help You Choose The Best Professional Business & Commercial Lawyer For Your Needs.
Our celebrated history began in Port Adelaide over 50 years ago.
Established by the late Paul Anderson in 1968, we commenced as Anderson, Evans & Co. By the early 1970s we expanded into the Adelaide CBD, and in 1976 our now Chief Operations Officer, Dion McCaffrie began his lifelong career with us as an article clerk. In 1982 we were joined by our now Managing Partner, Garry Palasis, who remains the driving force behind our commercial practice.
As a full service firm, our reputation remains commensurate with that of our founder, Paul, who dedicated his life to the law and was well-respected as a strong, but fair practitioner. Andersons’ alumni now include Supreme, District and Magistrates Court judicial appointments, as well as highly-regarded senior and in-house counsel positions.
In 2015, we merged with Andrew Rogers Lawyers, solidifying our practice in Morphett Vale. And in 2019 we acquired renowned firm, Rossi Legal, further strengthening and enhancing our presence as a leading legal services provider in South Australia.
Along the journey, we have changed our name on a number of occasions, but have now been known as Andersons Solicitors for the last 25 years – a name synonymous with an unrelenting commitment to our clients, and the South Australian community.
Now with five office locations and over 70 staff members, we are proud of our history and excited for our future.
The staff at Andersons Solicitors are a diverse group of individuals who reflect a variety of generations, cultural backgrounds, and working styles. This diversity allows staff to share different perspectives, learnings and ideas to deliver the best legal service to our clients and community.
Clarke Hemmerling Lawyers
Clarke Hemmerling Lawyers is a family owned and operated boutique law firm based in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. We act for local and national businesses in various industry sectors, as well as individuals.
Our range of services cover business law, commercial and civil litigation, building and construction law, property law, employment law, family law, criminal law, wills and estates and personal injury.
We are a gold member of the Law Society of South Australia and are committed to providing you with practical, sensible, realistic and prompt advice that is easy to understand and in plain English. We are mindful that legal advice is often sought at challenging and stressful times and we are sensitive to your needs and requirements.
Our lawyers work closely with you to help protect your business and personal assets and prevent disputes wherever possible by providing you with the legal advice and documentation required.
We also understand life is unpredictable and that sometimes disputes arise. When this happens, we provide you with practical and strategic advice and ensure the legal process is as streamlined and stress-free as possible.
Whichever area of law you need help, Clarke Hemmerling Lawyers deliver cost-effective commercial solutions and outcomes: it’s what sets us apart from other law firms.
Try us and discover the benefits of our approach.
Duncan Basheer Hannon
South Australian owned and operated law firm
We’re a leading law firm in Adelaide with a proud 50-year history. Providing expertly tailored legal solutions for individual and business clients, we’re here to help you.
Experience, reliability and trust. You can count on Duncan Basheer Hannon.
We’re an Adelaide law firm that’s evolved continuously to ensure that our services anticipate client needs. We’re at the forefront of legal developments in South Australia.
We provide services in personal injury law, family law, wills and deceased estates, commercial law, and workplace relations law. Our practice is broad, and our knowledge is advanced. It’s a great blend, which is why so many of our clients repeatedly use our services.
Our values are reflected in our history, but we’re not stuck in the past. We are:
Established in 1970 as a general legal practice, we became known for our personal injury and industrial law expertise.
In 2000, we took the opportunity to develop commercial and liquor licensing knowledge by joining forces with local legal legends and current senior staff members Max Basheer and David Tillett.
When Peter Pedler joined in 2003, our commercial practice became even stronger.
Today, Duncan Basheer Hannon is an industry leader in multiple practice areas, including class actions and birth injuries.
Beger & Co Lawyers
Getting the right lawyer involved at an early stage of business dealings can often save money, create better and more flexible structures and avoid matters ending up in Court. It can also be fundamental to getting the deal done or avoiding a disaster.
We have the experience and commercial acumen to make sure your commercial transactions are successful and to minimise your exposure to unnecessary risks and government taxes. We have helped hundreds of Adelaide and South Australian clients operate successful businesses – read their Reviews and then call us on a no obligation basis to discuss how we can help you.
Adelaide Business & Commercial Lawyers Best Advice
The best advice we can give to anyone contemplating a business transaction is don’t be one of those clients that gets us to “check things over” after the deal has been negotiated, documented and signed. The right time to get advice is before negotiations commence and then regularly throughout the transaction.
In our experience astute business people surround themselves with good advisers and they take advice regularly and from a very early stage in commercial transactions.
In addition to drafting and advising on documentation, we can give you the benefit of our significant business and commercial transaction experience and assist with the design and implementation of an appropriate due diligence exercise.
A good commercial lawyer is someone that you can use to “talk over” the deal and together come up with the best structure whilst minimising costs, stamp duty, capital gains tax and other imposts up front and those that may be payable down the track.
Johnston Withers Lawyers
Johnston Withers Lawyers has a rich history and takes pride in its reputation for fighting for the underdog and the disadvantaged. We recognise our practical and ethical obligations to provide top quality legal services to all members of the community, or organisations, who seek our advice or assistance.
We remain committed to the vision of our founder, Elliott Johnston QC, who passionately pursued justice for all under the law and acted with empathy and compassion for those in difficult circumstances.
Today, Johnston Withers’ highly experienced practitioners continue to provide top quality legal services across a very wide range of areas. We continue to provide assistance in the Personal injury, WorkCover, Industrial, Family and Criminal law fields but have also developed strong practices in all aspects of Commercial and Property law, Wills and Estates and Defamation.
Whilst the firm’s major work base historically came from the labour movement, it now has a broad general public clientele and today represents clients including individuals, families, small and medium businesses, community organisations, corporations and Aboriginal communities.
Johnston Withers Lawyers is the South Australian legal profession member of MSI Global Alliance, an association of independent law and accounting firms with over 250 member firms in 100 countries. The firm is also a member of the Statewide Legal Group, an association of one city and five independent country legal firms.
Today Johnston Withers has permanent offices in Adelaide, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Clare, and in addition services Roxby Downs on a regular basis.
St Ives Law
OUR CORE VALUES:
We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations with excellence.
We develop strong client relationships built on mutual respect, honesty and integrity.
We are strategically located and embrace changing technology.
We’re strategy focused, business minded and solution orientated.
We’re persistent, innovative and passionate.
We’re different from our competitors.
In most circumstances, and wherever we can, we provide cost estimates or fixed fee services and can tailor a package that is right for you.
To be a progressive, relevant and dynamic law firm that makes a difference to and positively impacts on our clients’ business and lives.
To empower people and to grow and prosper their businesses.
We will be an integral part of identifying solutions for our clients’ often complex and difficult situations and work diligently to protect their interests.
WHAT WE STAND FOR:
Our culture is represented by our mission and core values and these underpin how we act, work together and advise our clients.
We stand for MORE.
WHO WE ARE FOR:
- Property Developers – novices and experienced
- Business Investors
- Individuals – of all stages of life and development
- New Migrants
STOKES LEGAL LAYWERS – EFFECTIVE LEGAL SOLUTIONS
Since 1988, Stokes Legal has provided effective legal solutions, advice and court representation.
Being a small, client focused firm, we offer a high level of personalised service with the convenience of accessible offices with easy parking at any one of our five suburban locations and our Victor Harbor office.
Our professional and approachable team care about our clients and the results we obtain for them.
After hours appointments can be arranged and home visits are available if required.
Stokes legal offer a free initial telephone discussion with an experienced lawyer for your convenience.
BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW LEGAL ADVICE
Our experienced Lawyers can assist you in many aspects of Business and Commercial Law. Obtaining the right advice and using clear and unambiguous words and legal terms in preparation of documents is an essential part of any successful business strategy. By having documents professionally prepared or examined before you sign can prevent disputes and save on costly time consuming litigation.
AT STOKES LEGAL WE CAN ASSIST WITH:
- Commercial Dispute Resolution
- Commercial Litigation
- Contract preparation
- Contract review and advice
- Partnership Agreements and disputes
- Sales and purchases of small businesses
- Debt Recovery
- Commercial Property Leases
- Franchise Agreements
You will find our experienced team to be thoroughly professional and genuinely interested in the success of your business or outcome.
Pace Lawyers is a boutique law firm of approximately six core professional staff and three core administration staff. Pace is dedicated to the provision of consistent, quality, legal services that meet client expectations as well as all statutory and regulatory requirements.
Pace boasts an enviable client list and is proud not only of its services, but of its collaborative relationship with its clients. We place a strong emphasis on the management of our key account relationships, which we believe to be integral to the successful delivery of solution based outcomes. We aim to keep all communication between us and our clients collaborative, and based on mutual understanding.
We strive to be different; to provide a practical, quality solution to our client’s legal needs, whilst also proactively growing and developing our business in a rapidly changing marketplace.
We value our people
We manage our firm holistically from the ground up; from the high-end support staff in our accounts, administration, marketing and collection teams, to ‘home grown’ and in-house trained junior and senior paralegals and finally through to the lawyers who guide our junior staff and actively market our business, whilst also providing a quality legal service to clients. Everyone has a role to play.
We empower our staff to take an active role in the management of our business and senior staff mentor junior members throughout that process. Our staff are clear on the firm’s values and strategic direction.
We actively engage quality staff, who have a strong sense of empathy towards the client and a strong sense of loyalty towards the firm.
We expect a lot and we invest a lot, in training, mentoring, enabling and empowering. With its varied practice, Pace Lawyers exposes its staff to a wide variety of experiences and challenges, allowing them to innovate and grow as individuals as well as business promoters. We actively empower our staff to manage the business, from the ground up and we mentor them through the process.
We recruit employees who will add value to the business, and who will work collaboratively and communicate positively with our clients. We only employ team members who understand and internalise our values and culture, which includes integrity, competence, teamwork and enthusiasm.
Pace Lawyers has worked hard to develop relationships with new businesses in Adelaide since its inception in 1998, first through the state funded Business Help Line. The most recent incarnation of this small business advice and support service offered by Enterprise Adelaide offers a free half hour consultation with Pace, so that businesses can seek speedy advice at no cost, from a qualified and experienced lawyer. We always look forward to these meetings, as it is a well-suited avenue for us to give back to the business community in Adelaide.
Pace also actively participates in our local community, having offered pro bono presentations and services to organisations such as the Persian Cultural Association of South Australia, Grandparents for Grandchildren and Adelaide Aspire, amongst more. We are also proud to say that our Managing Associate is an active participant in the Flinders University Professional Mentoring Program, ensuring that our in-house training is transferred to a wider audience of students entering the business world.
Belperio Clark Lawyers
Charlie Belperio and Bev Clark started Belperio Clark in 1992. We have grown over the years, but still maintain the focus and personal touch of a small legal practice. At Belperio Clark, our goal has always been to make your situation as stress-free as possible. Our skilled team are here every step of the way to achieve the best outcome for you.
No one lawyer can know all the law. We are committed to our lawyers working within the area of their own specialised expertise. Our lawyers are dedicated to continually updating their skills and improving their knowledge, ensuring that you get the best possible advice, tailored to your needs.
We understand that the process of going to Court can be a highly stressful experience. We specialise in Collaborative Practice, helping you avoid Court wherever possible. We believe that negotiating your dispute will benefit you, by keeping costs down, and by leading towards a resolution that you helped to craft. However, where Court is necessary, our lawyers are skillful litigators.
In addition to legal services, we have experienced, accredited mediators that can assist in disputes whilst remaining independent to all parties involved. By catering to your individual needs, we can save you time and money, help prevent conflict, and resolve your dispute as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
Over 150 years of progressing business across Australia
Finlaysons is a leading independent corporate and commercial law firm in Australia, with offices in Adelaide and Darwin. We work with clients across Australia and internationally.
Finlaysons is proud of the rich history and legacy which came before us. A history which involves overcoming challenges, reinvention, innovative decisions and hard work. Values which are still a part of the Finlaysons DNA, 150 years later.
Our roots are in South Australia. Finlaysons has one of the most recognisable brands in the SA legal market. However, through expansion and opportunity we have grown into one of Australia’s most respected major commercial law firms.
Finlaysons has been involved in numerous landmark projects which have contributed to the transformation of clients, industries and the wider community. As active members of the legal community and the industries we practice, Finlaysons continues to play a role in the evolution of Australia’s legal framework.
Today, we have a team of over 100 staff which includes 24 partners. We have the resources and expertise required to add value in all areas of business. We adopt a cohesive full service working model to ensure the right lawyers are involved and that the best possible balance between cost and value is able to be achieved at all times.
As a firm, we are driven by achieving excellent outcomes for our clients. We are privileged to have such longstanding client relationships where we have been involved in momentous stages of their business life cycle from overcoming tough issues to celebrating the successes, and everything in between.