About Us

We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks advises founders of Sushi Sushi on deal with private equity March 21, 2019

Thursday 21 March 2019 Continuing its track record of advising founders on some of Australia’s most significant control transactions and exits, law firm Maddocks has advised Sushi Sushi Group on the strategic investment by Odyssey … Continued

Latest Article

The long wait for franchising inquiry findings is over March 15, 2019

The current regulatory environment has manifestly failed to deter systemic poor conduct and exploitative behaviour and has entrenched the power imbalance [of franchisor’s over franchisees][1] This statement of the Committee sets the tone of the … Continued

Miriam McDonald Consultant

Background

Miriam is distinguished by her strategic thinking at both legal and commercial levels and by her ability to manage complex commercial transactions. She has an excellent ability to communicate with, and relate to, legal and non-legal personnel about complex legal issues in ways that are easily understood.

Legal Expertise

  • Corporations law and corporate restructuring
  • Corporate governance
  • Charitable trusts, tax concessions for not for profit organisations and cy près applications
  • General commercial contracts
  • Acquisition and refinancing of business
  • Joint ventures
  • Franchising
  • Privacy
  • Development and implementation of regulatory compliance programs in the public and private sectors

Experience

  • Advising on corporate structure, constitutional, governance and charity tax concession issues in the private, government and not for profit sectors, including indigenous, social housing, health and community services organisations.
  • Advising a major franchising entity on corporate and commercial issues, including advice on the Corporations Act, corporate structure and governance, share structure and issue, securities, fundraising and financial services advice and Franchising Code advice.
  • Advised an ASX listed company and private corporate group operating in the horticultural produce sector. Advising on general corporate and commercial advice, including ASX Listing Rules, structural, joint venture and Horticultural Code advice.
  • Advising and drafting on general commercial contracts and arrangements, including catering tenders, catering contracts, sponsorship agreements, sale of assets agreements, transfer of business arrangements, dissolution of partnership, distribution agreements and joint venture agreements.