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Commercial Lawyer Sunshine Coast

Our Expertise

Commercial & Corporate Law

Animus Legal is the Law firm of choice for business owners, entrepreneurs & investors who value exceptional customer experience, sound expertise & timely response

Strategic. Business Smart. Commercially Experienced Lawyer @ the Noosa Marina, Sunshine Coast.

With outstanding legal commercial expertise as a baseline, Anumis Legal has the qualifications, decades of practical experience, & strategic business smarts to offer you solutions that will give you a commercial and legal edge.

We work with you to understand the unique aspects of your business, your drivers & your goals, so that we can wrap bulletproof legal solutions around your desired outcomes.

At Anumis Legal we understand the necessity for consistent, professional, expert advice, & exceptional customer experience in the provision of commercially sound, outcome driven legal services.

Efficient + Responsive + Streetwise = Great Value

Anumis legal is the commercial law firm of choice because we understand the high stakes, tight budgets, time pressures and the commercial constraints you deal with every day. We deliver proven results through a wealth of practical business experience, expert knowledge, and strategic risk mitigation. This means that you can be confident and relax into the fact that we have your back when it comes to commercial legal solutions for you or your business.

Early intervention is key to getting the best outcomes

Business owners, entrepreneurs, developers, and investors seek out Anumis because of our collaborative and business-savvy approach which always aims to assist you to achieve your commercial objectives. Early intervention is key to getting the best outcomes – as we say here at Anumis “It’s usually easier and cheaper to keep you out of trouble than get you out of trouble.”

You & Your Business Deserve Our Expertise

If you’re looking maintain and manage all aspects of your

  • wealth creation
  • business growth and
  • commercial enterprise

Anumis Legal will provide you confidential commercially-focused legal services differentiated by our expertise in business, finance and investment, our values, and our tried and tested approach that places knowing you, your business, your objectives and required outcomes at the core of everything that we do.

You deserve solid experience, commercial knowledge, & the very best legal backing to ensure you achieve your goals.

What can our expert commercial lawyers do for you?

It’s essential that you avail yourself of legal and commercial advice from someone with years of practical experience in the commercial arena.

Our principal, drjohn, has been in the commercial and entrepreneurial space for over forty years and successfully started up numerous businesses and has worked as an engineer, business advisor and consultant in the manufacturing, engineering, retail, food, trading, construction, consulting, professional services, finance, insurance, health, and renewable energy sectors.

With his many qualifications including his PhD. in socially responsible investment coupled with his years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in business and finance, drjohn is perfectly placed to ensure our firm delivers efficient, commercially optimum solutions for you and your commercial undertaking – whether you are established and successful, growing, or at start-up stage.

We can help you with:


Advice on budget, strategy and key corporate factors you must know appropriate to your stage of business


Agreements with contractors, customers, employees & shareholders


Banking, Leasing, Loans, & Finance


Business acquisitions, mergers, sales & JV’s


Business structure advice, set-up, & regulatory compliance.


Directors duties, governance & succession planning


Commercial advice on agreements & contracts


Corporate advisory & compliance


Trust structures, investment schemes, & trustee responsibilities.

Starting a business

Are you excited to launch a new business venture? Amid rolling COVID-19 lockdowns, you may find yourself without a steady income. Do you love working from home, wish to spend more time with family, or want to start a side hustle? If so, contact our expert team today.

New business owners tend to wear many hats, everything from CEO to sales, marketing, customer support, financial officer and more. This is a rather daunting task, however, as you can’t be expected to know everything, and trying to solve any legal issues yourself can result in costly mistakes. In the hands of a qualified commercial lawyer, you are fully protected and can focus entirely on growing your business.

Starting a business is exciting and quite daunting, especially if you don’t know where to begin. This is where assistance from an experienced commercial lawyer can prove invaluable. Not only do they understand your business intimately, but they also help you understand business law.

At Anumis, we understand that your business is truly unique. That’s why our commercial lawyers will prepare contracts and non-disclosure agreements, negotiate commercial leases, protect your intellectual property, recommend other specialists (if required) and more.

Our services include:


Relevant regulations


Assisting with identifying business structures


Setting up a company


Establishing a Trust


Employment Contracts


Supplier Contracts


Customer Contracts


Terms and Conditions


Leasing or purchasing a premises


Shareholder, Unitholder and Partnership Agreements

Running a business

Going into business by yourself and being your own boss is a dream that many Australians share. However, the day-to-day running of the business is seldom as smooth as most people expect. With our help, however, you can reach your financial and career goals.

Many people mistakenly believe that running a business takes nothing more than hard work. Make no mistake, hard work is absolutely vital. However, it also takes meticulous planning, research and professional guidance to ensure your venture succeeds.

To sustain a successful business, the Anumis Legal team will help you fulfil the following legal considerations:


Obligations: Do you need to hold particular permits or licences? Do you have a duty of care, skill or diligence? We will help you identify and fulfil your obligations, based on the structure and nature of your business.


Proper documentation and contracts: Litigation is generally the result of incorrectly interpreted contracts or disobeyed terms and conditions. To avoid this, you need a solid contract to deal with suppliers, customers and property/asset purchases or sales.


IP protection: We’ll ensure your business idea is legally protected. For your business, intellectual property protection involves safeguarding your business name, domain, brand and any products/services and/or any innovative processes you have created. We handle all facets of copyright, trademark, design and IP searches and audits.


Employees: When hiring employees, we’ll ensure all legal obligations are met. Including:

  • Paying correct wages
  • Reimbursing for work-related expenses
  • Providing a safe environment
  • Providing Workers Compensation insurance for every employee
  • Not damaging your employees’ reputation, trust or confidence
  • Forwarding PAYG tax instalments to the ATO and more.

Selling a business

Whether you’re retiring or starting a new chapter, selling your business can be complex. Handing over your business to a new owner involves several crucial steps for a smooth transition. These include drafting contracts, contract reviews, performing due diligence and handling negotiations, exchanges and final settlements.

The good news is, this process is no longer a headache. Simply discuss your needs with our legal team and we’ll help guide you through every step.

Along with the business itself, the transaction often involves selling a variety of assets. This is especially the case for those selling physical goods. Most often, the assets which go along with the business sale are licences, supplier contracts, real property (i.e. commercial leases on buildings, etc.) and intellectual property rights (i.e. copyrights and trademarks on inventions and processes).

Finalising the business sale is a rather difficult process. After agreeing on sale terms with your buyer, you are required to complete the formalities of signing the contract(s) (i.e. exchange) and completing the transaction (i.e. settlement). Rest assured, though, that you do not have to go through this process alone. Our experienced team of commercial lawyers are well-versed in every aspect of the business sale process.

We will assist you with:


Negotiating terms of sale


Preparing contracts of sale

Merging a business

Are you attempting to further your business’ reach, gain more market share or expand into new areas? If so, it may be time to consider merging with another business. In simple terms, a merger is a binding agreement between two companies to “merge” into one entity. Merging businesses are relatively equal regarding their size, scale of operations and customer base.

While very profitable, a merger can be quite complex. That’s why we’ll guide you through every step of the process. We’ll help you build strong relationships with everyone involved, including accountants, consultants, directors and others. This way, the entire merger, from due diligence through to completion will be as smooth as possible.

Our lawyers assist you during every stage of the merger, including:


Advising you on the commercial, legal and strategic aspects of the transaction


Helping you structure the transaction


Negotiating the agreement on your behalf


Creating the sale documents


Ensuring you achieve your desired outcome

A business merger is an area of law that extends to the board level. As such, every facet of the process must be handled with expert care and attention, which our highly specialised commercial lawyers can provide.

Legal disputes with other businesses

As a business owner, it’s highly likely you will experience a dispute with a competing business at some point as yours expands and becomes more profitable. Legal disagreements can involve a wide variety of matters, from breach of contract to property and building issues, copyright and trademark infringements, supplier disputes, debt recovery and more.

Along with being emotionally taxing, these legal disputes take a significant toll on business owners. You will find these matters take ample time and resources away from an already busy schedule. The impacts on your business can be even more serious if the dispute escalates to the litigation stage. Litigation is the process of handling a dispute in court.

However, there are other means of resolving disagreements before reaching this level. For instance, you may choose to negotiate to reach a settlement with the other party, utilise alternative dispute resolution (ADR) (this includes arbitration, conciliation and mediation) or external dispute resolution (i.e. engaging the ombudsman). That said, when disputes with other businesses arise, some companies elect internal dispute resolution methods. An obvious example is a customer complaint feature for online businesses.

Contact the experts at Anumis as soon as a dispute occurs. We’ll help you resolve it early so you can focus on what you do best.

What we can do for you:


Negotiating and mediating disputes


Advice regarding alternate dispute resolution processes




Settlement Deeds

You can depend on our commercially oriented law firm to get to know you & your business needs in depth. Our expert legal advice, courteously tailored to your specific circumstances, is at your right hand so that you can make informed choices round the clock.

To make your appointment or for further information: [email protected]
or call 07 54556347


Client Reviews


Outstanding professional service

"Outstanding professional service and an excellent choice of firm for both our business lease and personal wills. We have sold several properties and can highly recommend Anumis Legal as the best legal service we have ever encountered. Thank you, Anumis for the peace of mind – drjohn you are a gem.”

We were delighted and relieved to find drJohn 

"Both my husband and myself run small family businesses on the Sunshine Coast and from time to time have needed legal advice across a variety of tasks. While other legal companies provided helpful and courteous attention, we were delighted and relieved to find drjohn Cronin at Anumis Legal a few years ago. His wealth of experience, diversity in skills and achievements ensured we received solid legal advice, provided with diligence and care. Always grateful for his collaborative approach, wise counsel, accurate advice and opinions on a wide range of issues we feel very well served legally and confident that we are in safe hands. We are proud to be clients of Anumis Legal!”


Anumis legal ensured all the work was completed and done well.

"My home was flooded due to a burst water filter whilst I was away. I had previously dealt with lawyers and hadn’t been happy with the outcome or the way I was treated. drjohn was reassuring and put me at ease straight away, I felt instantly that drjohn had my back. drjohn dealt with all contact with the builders and ensured I was provided with the correct certification and guarantees and attended site meetings to ensure I had support from start to finish. Anumis legal ensured all the work was completed and done well. ”

drjohn made it easy for me

"Awesome! Thank you. drjohn made it really easy for me and I feel so much better about going into the lease now.”

Calm and clever. Keeping me focused.

"drjohn had been really wonderful. Calm and clever. It’s keeping me focused. (Family Law matter)”

So glad he’s my lawyer

"The meeting with drjohn went well. So glad he’s my lawyer. (Family Law matter)”

drJohn provided great counsel, coaching, and clear advice

"I share a similar story to many young start-ups. Group of friends getting together behind an exciting idea. We set up a company, gave each other the title of director and went out to go change the world. As our company grew, it evolved and how we worked together needed to evolve with it. drjohn provided great counsel, coaching, and clear advice. drjohn mediated discussions that lead to a stronger shareholder agreement. In addition, provided us with the full new start-up business pack, we now have contractor agreements and solid terms and conditions for our services. I am a better managing director as a result of drjohn’s advice. As a team, including the businesses we now partner with, are much stronger together. I am grateful for drjohn’s support and will continue to partner with Anumis Legal as our business continues to grow.”

Clarity, honesty, integrity, passion

"Their clarity, honesty, integrity and a passion for providing quality service to their clients. (Family Law matter”

Great solicitor. Great guy.

"drjohn is a great solicitor and an all round great guy. A pleasure to meet him.”

Highly ethical.

"drjohn is highly ethical and really looks after his clients. I was incredibly impressed with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks for all your hard work on our case.”