(02) 9519-5030


Nicholas Clayhills

We review your needs and help you choose your best business structure. We can then set up that structure for you and look after the paperwork.

There are many different business structures to choose from, but only a few will be suitable for your specific needs.

We will help you selct the best trading entity for your business.  You can choose from:

–  a sole trader,

–  a partnership,

–  a Pty Ltd company,

–  a trust,

–  an association,

–  community organisation, or

–  a public company.

It depends on the business you wish to conduct, your tax, commercial and legal needs and the number of ‘owners’ involved.

We will help you decide and can even set up the organisation for you and assist you in getting an ABN https://abr.gov.au/ and a business name  http://www.asic.gov.au or company.

We tailor a solution for you.  One of seven possible business structures is tested against eight categories.  In this way we find what suits you.

“When we bought our business in 2009, Nic Clayhills professionally guided the process to completion, there was no stone unturned. Four years later and Nic’s due diligence is invaluable. When we engaged Clayhills we didn’t understand that we would be forming one of our most important business relationships. Nic, over the years has successfully advised and represented us. I could not recommend Nic more highly”
  • “Family law conflicts are very difficult to negotiate both personally and to the non-lawyer confronted by the confusing legal system. Having previously had a very bad experience, we felt supported and properly advised in our journey through the family law system and continue to be most grateful to Kate and to Nic for providing us with state of the art professional and personal advice.”


    Clovelly, NSW

Common Company formations & Business setup Questions

  • What business structure do I use?

    We can help you decide what kind of trading entity you should have.  For example: a sole trader, a partnership, a Pty Ltd company, a trust, an association, community organisation or even a public company.  It depends on your business needs, risk profile, tax, commercial and market requirements.

  • How do I get a business name?

    Choose a business name that no-one else has used before, by looking at ASIC’s website: ASIC Online Services ; then register your business name with ASIC.

  • TAX

    Start with applying for an ABN at: https://abr.gov.au/ and then go to the tax office web site for details on the forms you need to fill in, at: http://www.ato.gov.au/