We help you set up your business for success with the right structure, planning and asset protection.

Whether you are a family farm or commercial business, it’s important to set yourself up for success with the right business structure. The Coulter Roache Agribusiness lawyers understand the needs of farmers and have the experience and expertise to provide clients with complete legal coverage of the Agribusiness sector.

From regulatory compliance, property transactions and commercial finance, to future-proofing your farm with wills, estate and succession planning, Coulter Roache provides business and commercial advice to a broad client base throughout Victoria.

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Why work with us?
  • More than 85 years of experience
  • Dedicated Agribusiness team
  • Personalised to your situation
  • Access to core legal areas

Our Business and Commercial Advice Services

Asset Protection for Agribusiness

There are a number of mechanisms which can be considered for asset protection for a family or farming business. The Coulter Roache Agribusiness team of lawyers has extensive experience in advising clients on the most appropriate structures for their circumstances.

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Business and Landholding Structuring

In an industry that rapidly changes, farming and agricultural businesses are required to become more flexible and seek resources and strategies for success. Coulter Roache can assist with best practice advice for structuring your business to achieve your goals.

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Business Insurance for Agribusiness

In order to mitigate risks and ensure safety, farmers need to ensure they have appropriate insurances in place to protect their farm, their business and their families. Coulter Roache ensures you will be adequately protected in the event something goes wrong.

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Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks

Innovation is an important part of Agribusiness but it is becoming increasingly competitive. Intellectual property (IP), patents and trademarks will help to maximise rewards for your efforts. We can provide advice on the best solution for you.

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Loan Agreements and Finance

Business structure, financing facilities and cash flow management are a major focus in Farming and Agribusiness. The Coulter Roache Agribusiness team have the expertise to ensure you have access to finance so you can grow your business with adequate working capital.

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Partnership Agreements

Each partnership is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all agreement so it is important to seek legal advice when preparing a partnership agreement. Coulter Roache can help determine the best agreement to suit your purpose to protect your partnership and business.

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Regulatory Compliance

Whether you are a processor or a farmer, it is important to clearly understand your obligations when it comes to regulatory compliance and seek legal advice where required. The Coulter Roache team can help to ensure you comply with relevant legislation.

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Share Farming Agreements

Share farm arrangements can take on many forms and it important that they are properly documented by way of a formal share farm agreement. Coulter Roache can prepare share farm agreements ensuring that both parties are protected and understand their roles.

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Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

Self-managed superannuation funds have become an increasingly popular vehicle for investment into agricultural property. Coulter Roache can work with you to prepare the purchase or transfer and advise on legislation obligations, stamp duty and land tax liabilities.

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Supply Contract Advice for Agribusiness

There are a broad range of matters which need to be taken into account and included in a supply agreement to ensure you are protected. Coulter Roache provides a range of services related to drafting, negotiating and review of supply contracts to support your objectives.

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Taxation for Land Ownership & Transfers

It is important to develop an effective tax structure in agribusiness and farming as the tax consequences can be substantial when transferring assets. Our team can advise on how to structure entities to decrease tax on both the acquisition and disposition of your land.

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Trusts and Agribusiness Trust Structures

Trusts can beneficial for those seeking a form of asset or personal protection or succession planning options. We have extensive experience in advising and assisting clients in the establishment of trusts and purchase and transfers of property into trust structures.

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Your Agribusiness Partner

At Coulter Roache we have a long history of supporting Australia’s Agribusiness industry and our legal team is passionate about delivering results for our clients. Protect and grow your business with expert farming and agriculture legal advice from the Coulter Roache Agribusiness team.

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