Melbourne Insolvency Lawyers

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy Advice
  • Insolvency / External Administration
  • Winding-Up Proceedings

Our practitioners act for liquidators, receivers, and managers, as well as on behalf of companies (and their directors) experiencing financial difficulty.

From restructuring, to urgent court action, our experience allows us to respond quickly and effectively to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring issues are high-stress, and often risky. Our lawyers appreciate the importance of acting quickly, and comprehensively, when it comes to such critical matters. We aim to limit and control, as much as possible, the problems that regularly arise when facing a corporate insolvency or personal bankruptcy.

Our insolvency and restructure lawyers act for a wide range of clients, including liquidators, receivers and shareholders, in addition to companies, their directors, and high net-worth individuals. We regularly advise such clients, many of whom are confronting real financial challenges, on how to best protect their interests, and how to put plans in place to help secure, if at all possible, their financial recovery and long term viability.

Given that issues of insolvency and restructuring often span a variety of other areas, our multi-disciplinary team also comprises lawyers with extensive knowledge and experience in commercial and corporate litigation, employment related disputes, and building and construction related disputes.

Whatever your legal issue is, our lawyers are always ready to formulate an appropriate strategy to assist you and your business, efficiently and effectively. The depth of our legal team’s experience means we have the capacity and ability to handle any matter, large or small, and on short notice. We have a proven and envious track record when it comes to achieving excellent results for our clients.

Corporate Restructures

At DSA Law, we possess the skills and experience to develop, and implement, strategies required to tackle the legal processes and procedures associated with corporate restructures, including administrations and liquidations.

Corporate restructuring is more than just administrations and liquidations, however. It can be harnessed to strategically benefit your business in a way that supports profitability, and can provide a pathway to future success.

What is Voluntary Administration?

When a company is facing financial troubles, an Administrator may be appointed. An Administrator can be appointed by the directors, a creditor, or a liquidator. The Administrator’s role is critical, as it has the authority to take full control of the company, and make decisions about its future.

Occasionally, an Administrator may decide it is in the company’s best interests to restructure the business so that it can continue operating. Where such a restore is not possible, it may be decided that the winding up of the company is the preferred option.

What is Liquidation?

A Liquidator may be appointed to a company when it is no longer in a position to pay its debts. Like an Administrator, a Liquidator’s role is to take control of the company and its assets so as to wind the company up. Where possible, payments to creditors, using company assets, are made.

Whether your company is facing Administration or Liquidation, it is absolutely critical that you obtain fast, and expert legal advice on your options. Doing so will help you to make those very careful and important decisions that can help you put you and your business in the best possible position.

Whatever problem you face, we are ready to assist and advice on all aspects associated with corporate restructuring.

Insolvency Related Litigation

When it comes to disputes and litigation, we can assist in a variety of matters, including bankruptcy and bankruptcy related matters, and the issuing and setting aside creditor statutory demands.

Whatever your insolvency issue, whether personal or corporate related, our expert team of insolvency lawyers are ready to assist.

Commercial & Corporate

DSA Law can provide you with advice over a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, having a wealth of experience in all areas of commercial practice.

Our practitioners have acted for clients in many industries: From Transport & Logistics to Hospitality, from ASX listed companies to family-run small businesses, we have you covered.

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Planning, Property & Construction

From builders, to owners, to Corporate Property Developers, our clients receive expert guidance from lawyers with over 20 years’ experience in national and international development. We can assist you navigating the highs and lows of the planning and development process, no matter what side of the fence you find yourself on.

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DSA Law also provides a full range of conveyancing services. Whether you are purchasing your first home, adding to your investment portfolio, or anything in between, our conveyancing team can assist.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

With substantial experience across all Australian jurisdictions, our lawyers provide clients with cost-effective, pragmatic advice and representation. We provide a full range of services including commercial litigation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, and can advise on the enforcement of domestic and overseas judgments.

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Employment & Industrial Relations

The team at DSA Law provide advice on a range of Employment Law matters, and have assisted both employers and employees with contract negotiation and preparation, policy and procedure, and termination and redundancy.

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Family Law & Mediation

We understand that Family Law proceedings can be emotional, complicated and, at times contentious. At DSA Law, we aim to resolve your matter promptly, cost effectively, and in a straight forward manner.

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Insolvency & Reconstruction

Our practitioners act for liquidators, receivers, and managers, as well as on behalf of companies (and their directors) experiencing financial difficulty.

From restructuring, to urgent court action, our experience allows us to respond quickly and effectively to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

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With a Certified Practicing Accountant on the team, DSA Law can give you comprehensive but user-friendly advice on the most basic to the most complex tax issue.

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In conjunction with some of Melbourne’s best regarded Criminal Barristers, DSA Law can provide advice and representation on a wide range of matters.

For more information on our Criminal Law expertise, please contact us.