Corporate, Commercial & Property Law

From start-up companies to large listed companies, we provide solutions across the full risk spectrum of business and property transactions. We focus on what’s relevant to your business within your sector to achieve the right solution.

Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell provides tailored solutions to clients across a range of corporate, commercial and property transactions. We are highly regarded for providing top-tier advice without the big firm costs.

Our clients range from start-ups to small and medium enterprises to large listed companies, across a wide range of industries including transport and logistics, engineering, building and construction, aged care, information systems, hospitality, electrical, financial services, pharmaceutical, franchising, agriculture, manufacturing and retail.

We also know that things don’t always go to plan. Working closely with our litigation team, we will support you through all aspects of a transaction.

Through embracing the spirit of entrepreneurship and modern collaboration we have adopted a model where our clients are at the centre of everything we do and become part of the journey, rather than removed from it.

We know how to negotiate smart commercial outcomes.

Expertise

Sales of business contracts

Mergers and acquisitions

Contracts, including development, negotiation, drafting, finalisation, guarantees and indemnities, ongoing management, performance evaluation and variations

Assisting all companies (including early stage businesses) with corporate governance, documentation and fundraising, including seed funding and capital raising

Shareholder and Partnership Agreements

Investor Agreements

Vendor, supplier, reseller arrangements

Directors' duties and liabilities

Joint ventures

Corporate restructures

Finance and financial services advice

Regulatory compliance for international companies conducting business in Australia

Intellectual property protection and enforcement

Corporate governance, regulation and risk, disclosure and reporting obligations

Acquisitions of Real Property

Off-the-plan contracts for multi-lot residential and commercial subdivisions

Agreements for lease, leases, renewals, subleases, licences and advice on leasing issues

Converting general law land titles, boundary adjustments, adverse possession applications and other aspects of land titling

Compulsory acquisition and valuation appeals

Expertise

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Sales of business contracts​

Mergers and acquisitions

Contracts, including development, negotiation, drafting, finalisation, guarantees and indemnities, ongoing management, performance evaluation and variations​

Assisting all companies (including early stage businesses) with corporate governance, documentation and fundraising, including seed funding and capital raising

Shareholder and Partnership Agreements

Investor Agreements

Vendor, supplier, reseller arrangements

Directors' duties and liabilities

Joint ventures

Corporate restructures

Finance and financial services advice

Regulatory compliance for international companies conducting business in Australia

Intellectual property protection and enforcement

Corporate governance, regulation and risk, disclosure and reporting obligations

Acquisitions of Real Property

Off-the-plan contracts for multi-lot residential and commercial subdivisions

Agreements for lease, leases, renewals, subleases, licences and advice on leasing issues

Converting general law land titles, boundary adjustments, adverse possession applications and other aspects of land titling

Compulsory acquisition and valuation appeals

Since the firm launched, Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell have won multiple awards, including:

Executive of the Year - Finalist

This award recognises Danielle Snell as an outstanding leader setting the benchmark for excellence in the legal profession.

Most Influential Lawyer - Changemaker

This esteemed award recognises Danielle Snell for her significant contributions to the legal profession across the areas of innovation, diversity and leadership.

NewLaw Firm of the Year - Finalist

The Lawyers Weekly ‘New Law Firm of the Year’ award recognises “game changers” in the legal profession, with the firm’s make-up and model taking a different approach to the traditional law firm offering.

Litigation Rising Star

This distinguished honour names Danielle Snell amongst top barristers and solicitors under the age of 40 whose successes in high stakes litigation belie their age.

Most Influential Lawyer - Changemaker - Australasian Lawyer (Danielle Snell)

This esteemed award recognises Danielle’s significant contributions to the legal profession across the areas of innovation, diversity and leadership.

Litigation Rising Star - Lawyerly (Danielle Snell)

This distinguished honour names litigators who contribute above and beyond to their profession, becoming “entrepreneurs and mold breakers who have risen by seizing on the uncertain times the cards have dealt them”

Expertise in corporate & commercial

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With us personally, it is just one more way we’re different.

Danielle Snell

CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

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Robert McGirr

CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

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"This was a “David v Goliath” fight as our dispute was with a large global corporation. The attention, compassion and guidance that Danielle and the team showed us was absolutely incredible."

CEO & Founder

National mental-health support organisation

We recently instructed Danielle from Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell to help with a legal dispute. As a small purpose led business, this was a “David v Goliath” fight as our dispute was with a large global corporation. This dispute was during a very emotional time as we were in the middle of a global pandemic, Melbourne’s sixth lockdown, homeschooling and no childcare – all while trying to keep our small business alive.

The attention, compassion and guidance that Danielle and the team showed us was absolutely incredible. I have 10 years legal experience myself and even with that, I was reluctant to litigate, especially during such a difficult time. However Danielle always gave us confidence in knowing that she was in our corner and always working for our best interests, so my reluctance was quickly appeased.

Today I am pleased to share that David defeated Goliath and we could not be more thrilled with the result we received thanks to Danielle and the team from Elit Lawyers. Danielle not only saved our company, but ensured that we could continue doing the good work we were previously and helping improve the lives and mental health of mothers across Australia.

I could not recommend Danielle and the team from Elit Lawyers more highly. I am *hoping* that I will never need their services again, but feel very reassured knowing they are there and always in my corner.

Thank you Danielle and team.

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"Danielle is a well-known and respected lawyer who knows how to handle difficult and intensive litigation."

Queens Counsel, Devers List

Victorian Bar

Danielle Snell is a very intelligent and impressive lawyer whom I have worked with in my role as senior counsel on various litigation matters.  She is a well-known and respected lawyer who knows how to handle difficult and intensive litigation.  Danielle combines a deep knowledge of the law across many practice areas with a practical approach to litigation, and is authentic and charismatic in her dealings with others.

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"Danielle and Robert demonstrate outstanding expertise and approach all matters methodically with a clear and practical focus..."

Chief Operations Officer

Peak industry body for fire protection

As Chief Operating Officer it is extremely important to work with lawyers who are easily accessible, honest and trustworthy.  We have briefed Elit Lawyers by McGirr and Snell across various legal disciplines and now use them as our “go to” solicitors.  Danielle and Robert demonstrate outstanding expertise and approach all matters methodically with a clear and practical focus on achieving the best possible result.

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"Danielle demonstrated a refreshing and unique ability to narrow the issues, and succinctly explain complex matters."

General Counsel

Leading home building company

Having worked alongside Danielle in litigation matters I have found her approach to be thorough and strategic.  In particular, Danielle demonstrated a refreshing and unique ability to narrow the issues, and succinctly explain complex matters.

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