Why Rouse Lawyers?
Unlike many commercial law firms who still live in the 1990s, we won’t try to book you in for so-called initial consultation and charge you $400 an hour for it.
That’s not how we practice law.
We don’t mind having a chat with you over the phone to find out what the issue is you’re trying to solve. If we can help, we’ll tell you what we can do for you and often give you a ballpark figure of the cost involved.
If you’re interested, we’ll invite you for in-depth, no obligation, free consultation at our office to understand in detail your situation and give you an accurate cost estimate.
We set ourselves apart from the pack by offering our clients a strict No Surprises Fee Policy. What it means in practice is – you’ll never be charged anything you didn’t expect to be charged when we gave you a quote. Period.
We stick to our end of the deal every time.
We’re not large in numbers but what we’ve got at our disposal are some of the best legal minds around.
Give us a call to find out what we mean.
With Rouse Lawyers, you’re dealing with professionals who value each client and our own reputation. We simply can not afford, from the business point of view, to cut corners when we serve our clients no matter how profitable it might be for others.
When we say “we’ll look after you” – we mean it.
What Can Our Commercial Lawyers Do For You?
As one of Brisbane’s hardest working commercial law firm, we offer a range of corporate and commercial law legal advice, including:
- Transactions from business acquisitions to sales, joint ventures and mergers
- Business structure advice, set-up and rework
- Business governance and succession planning, including shareholder agreements and similar agreements dependent on the structure
- Commercial lease negotiation and review
- Due diligence exercises
- Capital raising including convertible note agreements
- Loans, banking and finance
- Terms of trade and other business contracts
- Tax implications of transactions
- Start-up advisory (we usually deal with funded start-ups)
- Corporate advisory and compliance including the Corporations Act.
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Team Leader: Matthew Rouse
Matthew is the founder of Rouse Lawyers. He leads the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team. Before he started Rouse Lawyers, Matthew developed his expertise as a commercial lawyer with some of Australia’s largest law firms.
Matthew specialises in mid-market mergers & acquisitions. These businesses tend to be larger private or family owned businesses.
Matthew also practices in general corporate advisory with much of his experience being with clients in emerging technology or organisations with substantial intellectual property.
Matthew is trusted by the firm’s clients to deliver astute and practical legal advice to make sure Rouse Lawyers team delivers on its promise to offer top-tier counsel on time with the clients’ interests and value in mind
Practice Area Expert:
Peter works in franchising, distribution and mergers and acquisitions. His clients range from SMEs to global corporations with an Australian presence.
Developing a deep knowledge of his client’s business is paramount to Peter to ensure he provides quality and timely advice to his client’s.
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"I would highly recommend Ben and the Rouse Lawyers team"
We are expanding our growing business into new areas. Ben Thorn took the time to understand our needs and delivered timely and expert advice. In addition to his coverage of the commercial transactions, Ben guided us through each step of the process of registering our trade mark. I would highly recommend Ben and the Rouse Lawyers team.
"Smooth, affordable and manageable"
“We recently engaged Rouse Lawyers to assist us in purchasing our first home. The support we received from Jesse Mason and his team was invaluable, easing the overwhelming emotions of being first time homebuyers. He supported us to understand both the land and home contracts, walking us through the process and promptly responding to any concerns, which made the whole process smooth, affordable and manageable”.
"Engaged to implement our franchise system and structures for expansion"
“After aptly handling a previous long-term dispute of ours in such a competent manner, Rouse Lawyers were engaged to implement our franchise system and structures for expansion. The commercial advice and timely assistance provided by Matthew and Peter has been outstanding.”
"We call upon Rouse Lawyers for their invaluable advice"
We have used Rouse Lawyers over the past 3 years, predominantly in our mergers and acquisitions activities. Matthew and his team understand the needs of larger family businesses, and their pragmatic and commercial approach to transactions is first class. From personal matters to large deals, we call upon Rouse Lawyers for their invaluable advice.