Commercial Lawyers Gold Coast

Hickey Lawyers brings a wealth of experience to its commercial and corporate advice work.  Speed and experience combined give our clients the edge in an ever changing and competitive commercial landscape.

Timely, accurate and practical legal advice is critical for operating a successful business. The commercial law team at Hickey Lawyers understands timing is everything and takes pride in producing on time results for busy clients.

The Gold Coast Business Landscape

The Gold Coast is acknowledged for its entrepreneurial can-do attitude. Hickey’s long history of assisting small, medium and large enterprises grow and expand from the Gold Coast is the envy of its competitors.

Corporate structuring, stamp duty, business acquisitions, structuring advice, share sales, and financing arrangements are well understood and within the wheelhouse of what we do. Combined with knowledge that has been gleaned from numerous transactions over a history spanning decades gives Hickey Lawyers the people and processes necessary to protect your rights in a transaction.

Our Corporate & Commercial law Services

  • Acquisitions;
  • Buy outs;
  • Company law and company constitution matters;
  • Contract law and contractual issues;
  • Directors and Officers duties and liabilities;
  • Drafting commercial contract agreements, deeds of indemnity, marketing agreements, distribution agreements, licensing arrangements and deeds of release;
  • Drafting partnership agreements;
  • Drafting shareholder and unit holder agreements;
  • Development agreements and joint venture arrangements;
  • Corporate structuring;
  • Stamp duty advice, trusts and income distribution arrangements.

Your Business Success

We understand the importance of shareholders agreements, director indemnity deeds, dispute resolution and buyer clauses. A properly drafted partnership agreement gives certainty and a framework for participants in an enterprise to advance with the clarity they need, knowing each parties’ rights, roles and obligations.

When parties decide to exit their arrangements, the commercial law team has the resources to provide the advice on a practical level needed by the participants to work their way through a buy out or buy in, and the importance of such aspects like rollover relief, capital gains tax, stamp duty, income tax, GST and company loans.

We supplement our broad knowledge with specific tailored advice from your accountant or an accountant we can recommend. We pride ourselves with being able to work as a cohesive and seamless team with your other consultants. Whether you are starting your company or winding down and selling out to the next generation, Hickey Lawyers can be with you every step of the way. We do not look for reasons why you should not do a deal. Rather, we engage with you to appreciate the risk and provide you with the commercial advice you need to mitigate that risk and if necessary, negotiate a better outcome.

Our Partnerships with our Clients

Our team includes partners, senior solicitors, paralegals and dedicated personal assistants.  Clients have access to a wide range of professional advice and expertise.  Hickey Lawyers only wants to be a phone call away.  Whilst we appreciate the benefits of using email, DocuSign, electronic transactions and electronic documents, we still believe that face to face discussion and communication through the telephone, zoom meetings or other means of personal communication are what’s important to the lawyer and client relationship.

We consider the relationships with our clients of paramount importance and base our legal teams structure to provide a consistent point of contact rather than pushing you to numerous lawyers in the firm. We understand that commercial advice is holistic and needs to come from a core group of individuals in our firm that fully understand your objectives.

Our relationship doesn’t stop when the transaction has settled. If you need ongoing advice for your business or need our assistance to integrate your new acquisition with existing enterprises, we can also assist with practical ongoing legal advice.

So whether you are a startup, franchise, family business, overseas investor or high net worth individual with multiple interests, Hickey Lawyers can work with you, your management team, inhouse lawyer or other staff to provide the legal advice that you need to not only grow in size but to flourish and make your undertaking even more profitable.


Hickey Lawyers is regularly involved in significant commercial and retail leasing deals across South East Queensland, including major office developments and shopping centres.

Foreign Investment & Immigration

Hickey Lawyers has a proven track record of helping international clients do business in Australia, from coordinating management of all your affairs in Australia, to helping with specific requirements such as investment and immigration.


Our experience in this sector includes advising company directors, company shareholders, creditors, insolvency practitioners and individuals.

Liquor & Gaming

From our base on the Gold Coast, one of Australia's favourite lifestyle playgrounds, the team at Hickey Lawyers is perfectly positioned to advise on all aspects of liquor and gaming licensing and legislation.

Hotels & Tourism Assets

Our legal experience in this sector has seen us transact with major hotel groups such as Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), Starwood, Hilton, Mantra, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Club Med and Versace.

Doing Business In Australia

We have acted for numerous international companies and investors in their dealings in Australia, becoming their 'eyes and ears' on the ground.

Commercial & Business Transactions

Hickey Lawyers has the know-how to advise on the sale and purchase of businesses and franchising and we help you navigate complicated matters relating to corporate law and partnerships.

Banking & Finance

From basic matters right through to multi-faceted, high value funding transactions. Our team ensures we deliver expert legal advice in a cost-effective and timely manner to meet your banking and finance needs.


Mark Lacy

Managing Partner

B.Com, LL.B

With over 28 years' experience, Mark’s expertise spans all aspects of the development process.

+61 (0)7 5556 7400

Joe Welch



Joe specialises in property development and community title, often advising on major master planned projects.

+61 (0)7 5556 7400

Simon Chan



Simon has extensive experience in all areas of law relevant to property acquisition, development, leasing and sale.

+61 (0)7 5556 7400

4th November 2020

Family Law Expansion For Hickey Lawyers

Leading Gold Coast law firm, Hickey Lawyers, has added a Family Law offering to its long-established practice.

15th June 2020

Qld Implementation Of The National Code Of Conduct

QLD has now passed legislation giving effect to the Mandatory Code of Conduct, with the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases

9th June 2020

Proposed Major Reforms Of Foreign Investment Laws

On 5 June 2020, the Federal Government announced that they will shortly be presenting draft legislation which will include