Commercial, Business and Property Law Division

Business Law – including Copyright, Trade Marks and Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation

With over 30 years experience as a solicitor, Thomas Stevens heads our Commercial, Business and Property Law Division.  The team includes Senior Associate Jennifer Cutler and Solicitor Kim Cousins.

We accept instructions to represent and advise our clients in the many facets of  civil law, including the formation of companies and trusts, partnerships and joint ventures, business transactions, property acquisitions, commercial and retail leasing,  and commercial litigation.

We offer the most comprehensive legal service in North Queensland in the highly specialised field of intellectual property, covering trade mark law, copyright, registered designs, franchise law, publishing, advertising, and trade practices.

You might recognise these trade marks which are amongst those we have registered or have applications pending for our clients:

                    

                               

                    

                                               

                

               

        

                   

         

Property Law

Offering much more than just conveyancing, O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers has expertise in all areas of property law.  Our extensive experience dealing with real estate agents, surveyors, valuers, financiers and consultants throughout the North Queensland region enables us to offer a complete package of property law services. 

 

Our services in this area include:

  • sale and purchase of residential properties
  • sale and purchase of businesses
  • sale and purchase of commercial properties
  • plans of sub-division and “off-the-plan” contracts;
  • easements and covenants;
  • community management statements;
  • leases;
  • mortgages and loan agreements;
  • shareholder agreements;
  • partnership agreements;

Wills and Estate Planning

Over 50 per cent of Australian’s die without a valid will in place. This often leads to confusion and stress for family members, as well as the added costs and time that can be associated with administering estates. While it may not be the easiest topic to discuss, O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers will take you through the whole process of Wills & Estate Planning with consideration and respect, while explaining all aspects in an easy-to-understand manner.

O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers can assist with the planning and preparation of: 

  • Wills
  • Family, Discretionary or Testamentary Trusts
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Health Directives
  • Safe Custody Service For All Documents
  • Administering Deceased Estates

Will

A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. It allows you to ensure all your affairs are in order in the case of your death, including: 

  • Distribution of assets
  • Arrangements for any dependants
  • Business arrangements, including family succession
  • Funeral wishes

A Will also allows you to choose an Executor who will be responsible for making sure your wishes are met.

Family, Discretionary or Testamentary Trusts

A Trust can provide taxation benefits as well as protection of your assets. O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers have the expertise to assist with the establishment of Trusts.

Administering Deceased Estates

O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers can assist executors in distributing and transferring the assets to beneficiaries, obtaining probate or letters of administration as well as contacting beneficiaries and relevant government institutions to make this process as smooth as possible. 

Family Provision Clause

A dependant person may have a right under a will.  If you have such an entitlement and no provision, or inadequate provision, is made, O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers can advise and assist you with the necessary court action to claim the entitlement.

Enduring Powers of Attorney

You can appoint a person you trust as your attorney to make important decisions and manage your affairs on your behalf if you are ill or unable to do so yourself. The attorney’s decisions have the same legal force as if you had made them yourself.

Advance Health Directive

An Advance Health Directive allows you to plan and spell out what future medical treatment or health care you would like in the event that you cannot make decisions for yourself.

Safe Custody Service For All Documents

O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers will keep all your important documents in a secure holding at our offices free of charge. Copies of the documents can be arranged for your personal records.