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Private Clients and Family Businesses

Running a family business, large or small, comes with its unique rewards and challenges.  Getting the right advice and having constructive professional relationships can be the difference between failure and success.

Our lawyers include one of Queensland’s few Law Society Accredited Specialists in Business Law and our team are experienced in solving problems for business owners.  We have pioneered successfully the cost-effective Law365 Annual Retainer model for micro to very large businesses and pride ourselves on the success of our diverse family business clients.

Lawyers for Business People

Stokes Lawyers practise extensively in business and commercial law.  We usually meet our clients as they are experience a key lifecycle event - such as establishing, buying a business, restructuring or planning for business succession – and maintain the relationship to assist with further commercial law needs as required.

We work collaboratively with your existing accountants, financial planners and other professionals to achieve results for you.  We regularly receive positive feedback for our accessibility, proactive and constructive approach and contribution to successful outcomes.

In the entrepreneurial world, family businesses like yours are one of the very fast-growing companies that this economy is building; it is the foundation of indeed the success of the industry.

Our family business clients include micro-businesses, smaller domestic companies, international businesses and even startups across a variety of industry sectors. Our group of business lawyers know the law, but they also guided by the ethics and context of the family, the commercial reality of the business and how the members interact.  This enables a greater effectiveness in achieving results that matter to the business.

Accountability and Understanding for Private Clients

Unlike a national law firm, most of our clients will be responsible for their own accounts.  Our firm and our lawyers operate with business owners in mind.   When you receive our account you will know that you are paying for the advice and outcome – not for a large river-side lease and teams of marketing and support staff.

We aim to understand your business, your goals, your needs, and we tailor our services accordingly.  Our team supports clients on milestone events which shape the long-term future of their business and their families.

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