Bringing a new product or service to market is an exciting time. So it is vital to ensure that you have your business structure in place to support your ambitions.

There are several options to consider, depending on what best suits your circumstances. For instance, you could be:

  • a sole trader;
  • a partnership; or 
  • a company.

Different structures offer different benefits. A partnership structure may offer low set-up and ongoing costs for your business. In contrast, a company structure may reduce your risk by separating your company assets from your personal assets.

Regardless, you need expert legal advice to identify which structure will best suit you and your business’ needs.

LegalVision’s expert lawyers have experience in helping New Zealand startups and small businesses decide on and implement their business structure. Our fixed-fee pricing also offers transparency and peace of mind. 

Let us help you put the right structure in place for your business, allowing it to support your growing needs. Call us today for a quote on 0800 005 570 or complete the form on this page.

Our Services

Drafting and Reviewing Documents for Business Set Up

We can draft and review all documents related to the business structuring process, including Buy Sell Agreement, Company Constitution, Employee Share Option Plan, Option Agreement, Partnership Agreement, Share Buy Back Agreement, Shareholders Agreement, Term Sheet, Unitholders Agreement and Vesting Agreement. We can advise on all commercial contracts, from simple privacy policies to high-value IT SaaS agreements.

Structuring a Business

We can assist with incorporating your New Zealand business and setting up a dual and holding company or discretionary trust. Our team can also provide assistance with setting up a sole trader business, Limited Liability company or partnership.

Restructuring or Franchising a Business

As your business grows, you may need to restructure it to take limit your liability or plan more effectively for tax. You may also look to license or franchise your business for growth. Our lawyers can help you restructure or franchise your business for success.

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