What We Do.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Riordans Lawyers offer a broad-based corporate pratice that acts for both buyers and sellers in transactions that typically do not exceed $100M in value. Sector and service strengths include IT, engineering, real estate, advertising, publishing and masthead, retail, waste collection & recycling and assisted reproduction technology,. Our firm offers a full range of M+A legal services specifically […]

Intellectual Property

We provide advice on a broad range of intellectual property issues from the creation of IP rights through to their commercial exploitation and enforcement.  The  need for expert advice and properly drafted legal documents has assumed even greater importance as a result of the digital revolution and the emergence of information technology as an important sector in modern commerce. […]

Wills & Estate Planning

Whether it be the preparation of a simple Will or dealing with a sophisticted family structure, thoughtful and well advised estate planning is now an essential element of modern life. We have the skills and expertise to deal with all aspects of wills and estate planning and the process of adminstration of deceased estates, whether it be […]


Superannuation is one of the most tax-effective investment environments available today. At Riordans Lawyers we advise on all aspects of the use of superannuation funds as investment vehicles. Establishment – preparing and updating SMSF deeds Superannuation law – advising on matters regarding compliance with the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 Contribution limit strategies – advising […]


Tax can make or break a business proposal. Tax effective advice is the foundation of a successful commercial strategy. We know how to identify tax opportunities and tax risks for our clients and we know when to do it – at the start of each assignment, not as an afterthought. Capital Gains Tax (CGT) – […]


Property transactions no longer involve simply processing standard forms. With commercial property transactions you need lawyers who know how to identify and deal with all commercial aspects – including tax implications such as Goods and Services Tax, Stamp Duty and Capital Gains Tax. Commercal and industrial lease agreements for landlords and tenants Commercial real estate – purchases […]

Private Client Services

We have a clear focus on individual clients and their needs. At Riordans Lawyers you are a person not a reference number. Directors’ duties, liabilities and responsibilities – advising on obligations arising under the law, particularly the Corporations Act and the Competition and Consumer Act. Company law and company structures Trust law and trust structures […]

Employment Law

No standard solution or document fits every situation. The right advice and documents must be based on an understanding of the relevant law and the client’s needs. We act for both employers and employees in employment and industrial relations matters. Enterprise agreements Awards & entitlements Confidentiality agreements Contractors Employment agreements Equal opportunity and Anti discrimination Law […]

Corporate Advisory

What is effective advice? For us, it’s the outcome of integrating our technical skills with a real understanding of the client’s commercial needs.  We advise on issues including: Business structuring – corporate, trust and partnership structures with an emphasis on tax effectiveness, asset protection and succession Drafting and advsing on joint venture agreements Drafting and […]

Commercial Litigation

Dispute resolution is about successful outcomes, and we pursue this by strong and pragmatic representation. Our aim is to reach the best commercial outcome for you or your business and to achieve this in the most cost effective and expedient way.  Our size and focus allow us to deliver legal representation at a competitive cost. […]