Through our work in business law, the team at Craddock Murray Neumann has extensive experience in structuring businesses.
The law treads a fine line between making people liable for the consequences of their actions – e.g. the law of negligence – and encouraging enterprise and risk taking – e.g. allowing business people to use companies to limit liability and discretionary trusts to distribute wealth when it has been created.
The framework which the law provides to encourage entrepreneurial activity and to structure the holding of assets, allows us in conjunction with your accountant to give practical advice based on years of experience on the following:
- limited liability (Pty Ltd) companies
- corporate structures
- estate planning
- structures for the holding of assets and distributing income
- discretionary trusts
Our work in insolvency law also gives us an in-depth knowledge of the risks which those in business face.
If you are in business, partner Julian van Leer and his team of senior solicitors are available to advise you on:
- the risks company directors and partners face
- the risks posed by the law of negligence and government regulation
- contractual and fiduciary liability
- liabilities of guarantors, mortgagors etc.
Many of these risks will depend on the industry you work in.
We can also put you in touch with accountants, licensed financial planners, highly experienced and good-value barristers, company liquidators, bankruptcy trustees and other specialists.
Craddock Murray Neumann Lawyers on (02) 8268 4000 for friendly professional service.