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Help with understanding business and its legal framework so that you can make informed decisions.

No two business transactions are identical. Every transaction requires the application of judgement and a depth of commercial and legal experience. At Burke & Associates Lawyers, not only do we have the experience—we also speak your language.

We understand the importance of having a legal advisor who can assist you in making important business decisions as well as navigating complex commercial dealings and negotiations. We’re committed to achieving positive legal solutions with and for you, your business, and your family. We operate in a straightforward, creative, and cost-effective manner.

Our lawyers are experienced in advising small to medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs on various types of commercial transactions.

We have acted for thousands of businesses and business owners in our 55 years of practice, including professionals and practices in the medical, health, and life sciences industries. We have also assisted our clients side by side in their business and practice challenges and opportunities.

Whether you are looking to sell, develop, grow, improve, or purchase a business; to negotiate a commercial deal or contract; to develop a commercial relationship; for advice on your startup, business structuring, and governance, our business and commercial lawyers can assist you.

We act for clients all over Australia and internationally, handling business, commercial, corporate, intellectual property, contract, equity, finance, building, and construction transactions.

Principal lawyer and head of our Commercial and Business Team, Meghan Warren, is admitted to practice as an Australian legal practitioner and as an Attorney-at-Law to the New York State Bar in the United States.

How can we help you?

Assisting businesses with informed decision making in their commercial dealings

  • Sale and purchase of business assets, shares or units
  • Growth, improvement, review, and business development
  • Business planning and strategy
  • Commercial contract preparation and negotiation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial negotiation
  • Due diligence
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Unit holders agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Business structuring
  • Trusts
  • Employment agreements
  • Consultancy, service, and license agreements
  • Licensing
  • Commercial leasing
  • Corporate governance
  • Australian Financial Services Law
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) compliance
  • Australian Consumer Law
  • Commercial and corporate disputes
  • Advice to directors, executives, and shareholders
  • Dispute resolution

Our Business Lawyers

Meghan Warren

Principal

Meghan Warren

Principal
LL.B GAICD B.Bus (FinPlan)
Meghan is one of the few lawyers in Australia admitted in the State (Victoria) and Federal jurisdictions of Australia, and as an Attorney at Law to the New York State Bar in the United States.

Kristy Muhlhan

Principal

Kristy Muhlhan

Principal
LL.B (HONS) GRAD DIP. L.P., GAICD.
Since 2014, she has been an owner and Principal of the firm and has mastered a broad range of essential commercial and business skills which go hand in hand with the work she does for...

Rosy Roberts

Principal

Rosy Roberts

Principal
LL.B (Hons) B.A GAICD
Rosy has extensive experience in Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution having represented clients in all Victorian State Courts, the Family Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia. She is also a VCAT appointed...

Anthony Burke

Consultant

Anthony Burke

Consultant
B.A LL.B DIP.FIN. MGT
Tony is an LIV accredited business law specialist and a VCAT appointed Administrator. In 2008 he was President of the Law Institute of Victoria and served for two years as a director of the Law...

George Hanger

Associate

George Hanger

Associate
LL.B BA
George was admitted to legal practice in May 2015 after completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws at Monash University.
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