Area of Practice

Please select from our areas of practice below for more   information about how Than & Co can assist you:

Conveyancing & Property Law

 

Than & Co understands that buying or selling a residential, commercial or industrial property is a big decision and a significant matter for most people. We cater to all people making property transactions in New South Wales including international investors.

Than & Co can provide assistance with conveyancing and property law in the following ways:

  • Preparation of contracts for sale or purchase of land
  • Contract review
  • Property settlements and negotiations
  • Commercial & Retail Leases
  • Auction enquiries
  • Assistance with identifying suitable opportunities for finance
  • Assistance for first home owners & the First Home Owners Grant
  • Mortgages, refinancing & property deposit bonds
  • Property developments
  • Property division

Our clients include first home buyers, property developers, real estate agents, banks, mortgage brokers and surveyors.

Commercial Law / Business Law

Than & Co's business and commercial lawyers can provide assistance for a range of legal matters, including:

  • Purchase and sale of business
  • Drafting commercial agreements (joint ventures and partnerships), guarantees and security documents
  • Advice for company administrators
  • Advice on legislative requirements, including corporate structure, governance and compliance
  • Corporate and commercial litigation in Court
  • Advice on the protection of commercial assets 
  • Advice for non-profit organisations and charities
  • The Corporations Act
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures & sales
  • Venture capital
  • Lending agreements
  • Employee share & option schemes
  • Corporate governance

Arrange a consultation with an experienced solicitor.

 

 

Wills, Probate, Estate Planning & the Family Provision Act

Than & Co offers one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to obtain a will in the Bankstown area. We can assist you with:

  • Drafting & updating wills;
  • Applying for Probate;
  • Assistance with claims against wills & estates
  • Deceased estate claims / defending deceased estates
  • Estate planning administration (see our Estate Planning page)
  • Letters of Administration (in the event that a will is deemed invalid);
  • Supreme Court estate litigation; and
  • Assistance with the Family Provision Act 1982

We always recommend keeping your will up to date as it makes distributing your estate far easier on your beneficiaries in what is already a hard enough time as it is.

Letters of Administration
In the some-what complicated event that a valid will has not been left, Than & Co can assist you with applying for Letters of Administration to the Supreme Court of NSW. In these circumstances, there is legislation that details how an estate may be distributed and by whom. The Supreme Court can appoint an Administrator to distribute the estate under the Wills, Probate and Administration Act 1898.

The Family Provision Act 1982
If you expected to be a beneficiary of a will but have not been provided for, you can make a claim against the distribution of any estate under the Family Provision Act 1982, provided you can clearly set out reasons as to why you should be considered a beneficiary of the deceased estate.

Probate
Than & Co can help you apply to the Supreme Court of NSW for Probate in instances where there is a valid will and you have been nominated as Executor of that will. The Supreme Court can then grant probate which authorises you to distribute the deceased estate in accordance with the provisions of the will.

Arrange a consultation with an experienced solicitor.

Litigation

Than & Co strives to settle disputes in an amicable fashion but understands that on certain occasions, litigation is an unavoidable fact of life. As litigation can be an expensive process, we try to deliver our legal services in the most cost-effective manner for our clients by minimising costs where possible. We always have close involvement with our clients so that they are fully aware of what to expect in Court, and we have a track record of success in managing cases involving litigation.

With years of dispute resolution and commercial litigation experience, Than & Co provides legal services for:

  • Debt collections, bankruptcy and corporate insolvency; (see our Debt Collection page)
  • Contract and commercial disputes;
  • Trade practices disputes;
  • Copyright infringement;
  • Insurance disputes;
  • Construction disputes (for domestic and commercial ventures);
  • Business/corporate dissolution;
  • Statutory Demand; and
  • Enforcement of Judgement.

Arrange a consultation with an experienced solicitor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail & Commercial Leases

 

Than & Co can provide assistance with retail and commercial leases in a number of capacities. It is important to seek legal advice from an experienced commercial lawyer before entering a lease, as it has the potential of becoming a negative impact on your business' cash flow at a later stage. Than & Co can assist you with:

  • Drafting and reviewing retail and commercial leases
  • Negotiation for the terms of the lease (including rent, transfer options, duration, exit and renewal options)
  • Subletting of premises
  • Insurance advice and assistance identifying the most suitable business insurance opportunities
  • Possible dispute resolution

Immigration Law

Please be advised:
 
Ai Than has ceased from accepting instructions relating to immigration matters since 2007.

Due to the high volume of works from other fields, Ai Than has decided not to renew his Migration Agent Registration as it was due in January 2009.