Hospitality, Licensing & Tourism
RMB Lawyers recognise that hospitality venues and businesses play an important role in society, particularly in regional areas. We provide effective, personalised legal services for all businesses including registered clubs, pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes, distribution outlets and all parts of the hospitality supply chain.
Key areas of work include:
Business Sales and Purchases
The process of buying or selling a business often has complexities and traps. We make the experience stress free from simple business sales of assets or goodwill, to complex multi-million dollar corporate acquisitions, we take you through it steps by step and make sure you understand every step of the process without undue cost or delay.
Leases are important documents. They must reflect the agreement between a landlord and tenant and outline how disputes can be resolved without the need for the parties to incur significant legal costs. Leasing in the hospitality area is crucial to the success of the relevant business and the landlord tenant relationship. The terms of the lease are crucial and where a business is sold or purchased there needs to be clarity around all terms including assignment of lease.
Constitutions, Corporate Structures and Governance
The team at RMB Lawyers is experienced in all aspects of governance including advising on restructures, constitutions, accountability obligations under the Registered Clubs Act 1967, directors’ duties, members rights and relationships between directors, management and members. We can also support your business by drafting notices to members and assisting with the conduct of board meetings.
Liquor licensing is largely governed by the Liquor Act 2007. The legislation is intricate and can have significant implications for hospitality venues. The team at RMB will help you every step of the way, from drafting a liquor licence application and liaising with various stakeholders, to advising you on disciplinary matters that may arise during the operation of your business.
Amalgamations provide a large number of efficiencies for clubs and can assist those in financial distress. The amalgamation process is highly regulated by various pieces of legislation including Registered Clubs Act 1976, the Registered Clubs Regulation 2015, the Liquor Act 2007, and the Corporations Act 2001. The team at RMB Lawyers can guide you through the daunting process of amalgamation and ensure you interests are protected.
RMB Lawyers’ Workplace and Employment Law team operates across Federal and State legislation, industrial instruments and case law with respect to the current and emerging rights and obligations of employers and employees. Our team provides clear advice and positive results quickly and efficiently across all areas of employment law, from negotiating, drafting and reviewing employment contracts to unfair dismissal claims and resolving employment disputes.
Advice on Supplier Contracts
Every contract you enter into impacts your business. A well drafted agreement with a service provider, whether it be a supplier of good or services, will protect your business and provide you with appropriate recourse if the goods or services are not of acceptable quality. The team and RMB Lawyers can assist you by drafting, negotiating and enforcing the terms of supplier contracts.
Preparing and Advising on Financial Agreements
RMB Lawyers has performed work for lenders and borrowers, small and large, for over 135 years. We have a commitment to minimising the risks and uncertainty that may be associated with these transactions to allow you to concentrate on running your business. Key aspects of what we do includes consumer and commercial borrower representation, mortgages, general security deeds, family loan arrangements, independent legal advice for guarantors and Personal Property Securities Act advice.
Business Breakdowns, Litigation and Dispute Work
Our Business Disputes Division is the fastest growing division in the firm. We act for clients' right across Australia and our team members have a high level of skill in commercial litigation providing expertise and common-sense to obtain the best result possible. We aim to minimize risk and uncertainty whilst resolving your conflict in a cost effective and efficient manner to preserve your business relationships and reputation.
For obligation free advice in relation to hospitality, licensing and tourism, please feel free to contact us on 1800 681 211.