Elite Legal provides the whole array of legal support required for small and medium size enterprises. This can include assisting with :

  • establishment of the ownership structure whether this is a sole trader with a business name, partnership, company or a family discretionary trust
  • purchase of a business through a Sale of Business Agreement, including review of any associated lease documentation
  • advice on earn-outs, management or shareholder buy-outs
  • drafting of relevant contracts including establishment of trading terms and personal guarantees
  • credit applications
  • distribution agreements
  • agency agreements
  • licensing agreements
  • drafting of employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements
  • registration of trademarks or business names
  • product liability
  • resolution of disputes with third parties.


Elite Legal has experience in working for major retailers including David Jones. Elite Legal can provide all necessary legal services for retailers including:

  • negotiation and completion of retail leasing documentation including a review of the relevant disclosure document;
  • competition law and fair trading law face-to-face presentations to business managers;
  • licensing agreements for matters such as outdoor seating licences or car park licences or storage area licences;
  • trade marks necessary to protect the branding of the business from being used by others;
  • supply agreements such as arrangements for security, maintenance, cleaning and the like; and
  • IT agreements covering items such as point-of-sale, back of house warehouse systems and stock management systems.


Elite Legal has extensive franchising experience including working for Gloria Jeans for many years. We can assist with all related franchise work including:

  • reviewing franchising agreements;
  • reviewing franchise disclosure documents;
  • drafting franchise agreements and systems;
  • drafting franchise disclosure documents to accompany franchise systems;
  • ensuring appropriate Trade Mark registrations are in place;
  • drafting other associated franchise documentation and agreements;
  • exclusive dealing applications to the ACCC; and
  • providing an independent lawyers sign off.