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Commercial Law, Business Law and Franchising


There are many legal issues that impact the world of business, and this ever-changing landscape can be challenging to navigate without the assistance of an experienced legal professional. Whether you are dealing with a business dispute, starting a business, running a business, restructuring a business or looking to move out of business it is important to understand the legal, regulatory and contractual obligations arising from your business and your rights and obligations in such matters.

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The foundation of any business lies in selecting the proper business structure to suit your personal and professional needs. I can assist you in understanding the various structures and making informed decisions to avoid future issues around liability, taxes and restrictions.

I can assist you with the following:

  • Business structure advice

  • Small business and start-up advice

  • Restructuring

  • Partnership dissolution

  • Buying or selling a business or franchise

  • Commercial conveyancing.


Business is dependent on contracts and agreements. I can help you understand and negotiate contractual documents to ensure you know your rights, obligations, and interests are properly represented in any such documents.

I can help with negotiating, drafting and reviewing:

  • Shareholder agreements

  • Distribution agreements

  • Contractor agreements

  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements

  • Franchise agreements

  • Service or equipment contracts

  • Terms and conditions for services or sale of goods

  • Licence agreements

  • Distributor and wholesaler agreements

  • Commercial and retail leases.


Franchises are popular business structures, and whether you are buying, selling, establishing or operating a franchise, it is important you understand this complex area of law.

I can assist you with:

  • Drafting and reviewing franchise agreements and disclosure document

  • Franchise dispute resolution

  • Understanding your rights and obligations under the Franchising Code of Conduct

  • Buying or selling a franchise.


"I have known David Lobbezoo for over 20 years on both a professional and a personal level and can honestly say that he is one of the very few people in my life that I have come to respect and value in both of these areas.

He has represented me and my clients’ interests on many business transactions and often given me invaluable advice on a point of law. Throughout the many years of constant legal and personal challenges he has always been there, both in person and on the phone.

David is one of very few people I have met in my life that has genuine empathy and the highest of morals both in business and his personal life. He is respected by everyone who has done business with him for his efficiency, professionalism and, of course, his ability to make us laugh sometimes."

GC - Varsity Lakes

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