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. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and franchising.
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.
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Franchising and corporate advisory is where Peter’s competence shines. With remarkable attention to detail, he always goes an extra mile to deliver balanced, insightful legal advice to his clients.
Peter is highly commended by the firm’s clients as an astute, hands-on lawyer who displays confidence and a great deal of business knowledge in his work. Business owners and entrepreneurs who value efficiency and sound advice in their business partners recognise these qualities in Peter when he manages commercial transactions with an acumen of a seasoned solicitor open for challenges big and small.
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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”.
"I would recommend Rouse Lawyers for any business"
“Young Guns has engaged Rouse Lawyer for all legal requirement/advice for the past 10 years. They have been on our business journey from 10 employees to 450 employees. Matt and Peter have always showed a personal interest in our business success and therefore made many recommendations for short term and long term strategies. I would be happy to recommend Rouse Lawyers for any business looking for a legal partner who they can trust and can provide ongoing, up to date advice.”
"The team at Rouse Lawyers has been fantastic."
The team at Rouse Lawyers has been fantastic. As a new technology startup, we had some unique requirements around licensing and partner agreements, trademarking as well as off-shore contractor agreements. Matthew and Patrick have been great to deal with – not only from an advice perspective but also delivering these agreements in a timely manner. Dealing with Rouse Lawyers has allowed us to concentrate on our business knowing the legal side is in good hands.