We believe the only certainty in life is change.

Don’t let it catch YOU unprepared.

In business, things can and do go wrong.

And unfortunately, when things go wrong between partners, that simple agreement that seemed to protect everyone’s interests at the time is often exposed as just not good enough.

Certainly not good enough to get your capital investment back, and in a way that doesn’t destroy the business.

Or to stop your business (or your estate) ending up in court.

Business Succession Partners (BSP) is a legal services consultancy dedicated to working through a planning process providing business owners with high-calibre legal agreements that cover all aspects of succession planning, shareholder, partnership and directors’ agreements.

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We are a professional consultancy team with long experience in urban, rural and family business ownership, litigation risk minimization advisory, and a history of close cooperation with existing advisors to business owners.

For many years we have worked closely and have developed joint documentation with lawyers who specialise in business succession and estate planning.

As such we bring a broad “big picture” perspective of the risks to your business or your investment that specialists who are expert in one area may not have considered.

And we nail down the details that really matter to our clients when circumstances change.

Our legally drafted Business Succession Agreement, arguably at the forefront of business succession documentation available in Australia, is unique. This BSA is the result of expert legal experience based on detailed instructions generated through a succession planning process.

Documentation of this quality has proven extraordinarily valuable to business owners undergoing a crisis of equity ownership.

We provide an initial written quote of costs for both consultancy fees and legal fees to our clients, to ensure there are no surprises.

Agreement going forward

Who do we work with?

Business Succession Partners works exclusively with associated law firms, two of which are amongst the leading succession planning legal specialists in Australia.

We also work with the client’s existing advisors, such as business accountants, to discover and document all relevant business circumstances. (Our clients are frequently referred by their business accountants).

Business Succession Partners works with small, medium and large business groups across Australia.

Our offices in Perth and Adelaide work closely with law firms with representation in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.

Find out how we can help you Protect your Equity in your Business!

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We are in business with my parents and brother. Some land had been transferred to my brother and I and we asked Jim to prepare a immediate exit strategy in case one of us had or wanted to withdraw. We sought bank finance to improve the land. Jim was able to do that plus discover a error in how the land was transferred that the bank had missed. Since then my brother has left the state and he is being paid out exactly as we set up; no argument.
We are in a syndicate raised by us to purchase a commercial winery. Our accountant was concerned about potential withdrawal of capital and the effect this would have on our bank and remaining backers. Jim was asked to come in, sort it out and get written agreement from all parties as to the movement of capital. He delivered everything we needed and more. Every syndicate member was relaxed and so were our bankers. The legal side was set up by a solicitor of Jim’s suggestion and it was the simplest set of actions for us all to achieve security of investment.
We were looking for a method to ensure two of our senior partners could afford to retire in 4 years, and that we could afford to purchase their shares. Jim gave us much more than we expected and spent a great deal of time understanding our issues. His report is one of the most important in our business and will be often referred to in future years.