Legal Services

Corporate & Commercial Law

Commercial legal advice and contracts are areas of strength for Summers Legal.

Led by Paul Summers, Summers Legal’s commercial team has vast experience and know-how to understand client objectives and create commercial documentation to mitigate commercial risk and meet objectives in a practical and cost-effective way.

Most business transactions require a commercial agreement or contract hence a well-considered approach to commercial contracts is critical. Summers Legal understands the key risks facing businesses in today’s volatile and uncertain business environment and how to develop relevant and support clients through the contract negotiation and drafting process.

We are across statutory and regulatory changes and developments to ensure we provide our clients with precise commercial advice.

Summers Legal assists a broad cross-section of clients ranging from listed companies, small and medium companies, start-up,s and government entities.

We cover a broad range of services including advice, preparation and negotiation including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Business governance agreements, shareholder agreements, bespoke constitutions
  • Due diligence
  • Business structure and succession planning, buy / sell agreements, issuing capital with mechanisms to protect control
  • Commercial contracts
  • Terms of trade
  • Franchise reviews and advice
  • Joint venture arrangements
  • Commercial Leasing and Licensing
  • Sale and purchase of assets, businesses sale agreements and franchise agreements
  • Supply and distribution agreements
  • Protection of assets under the Personal Property and Security Act
  • Start-up (typically funded start-ups), Subscription agreements, Restriction / escrow agreements, Convertible note agreements
  • Corporate advisory and compliance

Words from our Clients

  • Expert commercial lawyers who we have been using for nearly 3 decades. Highly recommend them for expertise in all commercial and property matters.

    Cocos Restaurant
  • First-class Legal Service from Paul Summers. Highly qualified and experienced in Law relating to my business. I was well equipped with knowledge from my consultation. This Law firm is one you can trust on every level. I will recommend and use it again
    Ilòna Jeffs

    Ilòna Jeffs
  • If only all people were so helpful the world would be a better place. Excellent is the word to describe their work.

    Miriam Mondaca
  • Paul Summers and his team are the best legal team I know in Perth. The very best commercial outcome.

    Kamran Gaeini
  • I have personally used Paul Summers and Summerslegal to act on behalf of a number of companies that I have been involved with both in the private and public sectors over the last 20 years. His advice and the advice of his firm has always been excellent and I can highly recommend his services and often do!

    Todd Zani
  • After a lengthy and drawn out business purchase, I’m so glad to have come across Paul Summers. Despite never having met (located interstate but needing a WA based solicitor) Paul treated us like long time clients and looked after us right throughout. We are so grateful – thank you!

    Erin de Angelis
  • Absolutely blown away by Paul Summers. Despite being new to property development and not knowing a lot about Shareholders/Joint venture Agreements etc he took me seriously and invested his time to help and guide me in the right direction. Other lawyers, I called just put me in the too hard basket. Definitely recommend his service.

    Benjamin Herzog
  • A professional, timely and well-executed job with my legal matter. Thanks, Paul!


Please contact the Team at Summers Legal today.