Our specialist legal team deals with business law, property acquisitions, leasing, estate planning and tax

Butcher Paull & Calder has a strong commercial legal team dealing with business law, property, business and company acquisitions, leasing, estate planning and tax matters. Our seasoned business lawyers working out of our Perth office can assist with a wide range of commercial legal requirements. Contact us to book an appointment.

With highly experienced lawyers, Greg Calder and Robert Butcher at the helm, we have established ourselves as a legal team that gets results. As a boutique firm, we offer advanced Corporate Law services at affordable rates, making us accessible to small businesses. Our smaller size also means we can provide an outstanding personal service to all our clients.

Our commercial legal services include but are not limited to:

Partnership and Shareholder’s agreement

If you run a business and want to bring in additional shareholders or partners, you need to ensure that any agreement is properly drafted. Our team of specialist commercial lawyers has a wide range of experience in this area and will be able to address areas of difficulty including exposure to non-current liabilities and asset protection.

Business contracts

We prepare contracts for a variety of business and commercial arrangements. Let us know what type of contract you need drawn up and then leave it to the experts.


Not all issues require Court appearances and teams of lawyers. We often engage with all stakeholders to resolve issues and problems surrounding business arrangements. Legal mediation and negotiation is cheaper and often more efficient than going to Court, and will save both parties money, stress and time.


Mergers, acquisitions and management buyouts are an integral part of our work. We make the process of acquiring or selling a business, or merging with another business or company, easy to understand and cost effective, having particular regard to taxation, transfer duty, superannuation and employee entitlements.

Property & leasing

As one of Perth’s most established boutique law firms, we deal with all types of property sales, leasing and securities. We also advise on developing property by way of joint venture or partition agreement and provide advice on strata title property.

Companies & trusts

We have set up thousands of companies and trusts over 30 years and recognise the importance of proper structuring for businesses and individuals, having particular regard to taxation and asset protection. Whether it’s a business contract for a complex deal or an obscure area of corporate law, we provide and implement affordable, practical and easy-to-understand solutions.

Succession planning

Did you know, for example, that your minor child or grandchild can be treated as an adult for tax purposes upon your death and be entitled to a tax-free threshold of $18,200 each year?

Our role is to ensure, as far as possible, that you understand all the legal structures of succession planning. We will advise you on the appropriate aspects regarding family breakdown, retirement, Wills, testamentary trusts and deceased estates having regard to the tax implications and possible inheritance claims.


We provide comprehensive up-to-date and relevant legal advice relating to superannuation funds, trust deed amendments, and Product Disclosure Statements for members and trustees.

Contact us for all your business law requirements, thousands of clients have trusted us over the years, and you can too.