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At Burke & Associates our lawyers assist with understanding your business and its legal framework so that you can make informed decisions. Our commercial lawyers not only have the experience but they also speak your language.

No two business transactions are identical. Every transaction requires the application of judgement and a depth of commercial and legal experience.

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 have the experience to address and resolve any matters relating to business and business transactions. Our commercial lawyers assist our clients navigate and resolve any issues that may arise in the operation of their business.

What does a business lawyer do?

A business lawyer also known as business, commercial or corporate Lawyer practices in an area of law that addresses matters relating to business and business transactions.

How can a business lawyer help a business?

Our business lawyers assist our clients navigate and resolve any issues that may arise in the operation of their business affairs.

How do you find a good business lawyer?

What type of assistance do you need? Is it related to your business or business transactions? 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 start-up, business structuring, and governance, our business and commercial lawyers can assist you.

Finding a good lawyer is critical and at Burke & Associates we have been assisting clients with their business and business transactions for close to 70 years. Our lawyers are experienced in advising small to medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs on various types of business, commercial or corporate transactions.

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.

We have acted for thousands of businesses and business owners 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.

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


Meghan Warren

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


Kristy Muhlhan

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


Rosy Roberts

Rosy has extensive experience in Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution having represented clients in all Victorian State Courts and the High Court of Australia. She is also a VCAT appointed Administrator.

Anthony Burke


Anthony Burke

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...

Elizabeth Ong

Special Counsel

Elizabeth Ong

Special Counsel
Elizabeth is committed to providing world class, comprehensive commercial solutions and corporate advice tailored to the best interests of her clients. She is fluent in written and verbal English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien and Malaysian languages.

Helen Mastos

Special Counsel

Helen Mastos

Special Counsel
Helen is a Special Counsel with over 25 years of experience in Commercial Litigation and Commercial Law.

Bianka Duzelovski

Bianka has an extensive background both in private practice and as internal counsel for a number of high-profile building and commercial businesses so provides the perfect balance of legal skills to our Commercial, Disputes and...
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