Letter to clients and friends

Dear Clients & Friends,

Commercial Lease Law – Unscrupulous Behaviour We have recently uncovered an unscrupulous scheme by a commercial landlord to inflate the rent and disguise it as outgoings. If you are a commercial tenant and have discovered your outgoings have skyrocketed without any reasonably explanation, then we invite you to contact us. We have achieved great successes for tenants who have stood up to these outrageous charges by Landlords, and in one case saved the tenant over $100,000 in lease payments.

Franchise Law – Franchisor Pressure

Evan Sarinas

We recently acted for a Franchisee who was being pressured by the Franchisor into a belief that the Franchise Agreement had been breached. The claim was a nonsense. Our investigations into the initial negotiations of the Franchise Agreement revealed that it was the Franchisor who had misbehaved and acted inappropriately. In the result the Franchisor capitulated and the damages claim against the Franchisee ceased.

Who we are

The law in relation to franchises and commercial leases continues to evolve in complexity as new methods of doing business emerge from around the world. The internet, overseas outsourcing, and global competition have created an interesting dynamic for stakeholders on both sides of the fence.

Evan Sarinas has created LeaseFranchise Consultant Lawyers to provide innovative legal solutions for both Franchisors/Lessors and Franchisees/Lessees who conduct business under this new business paradigm. We understand the competing interests of stakeholders in the franchise relationship. The CV of Evan Sarinas is on the reverse of this correspondence.

Help Spread the Word

If you know of any business that could use our help, then please do not hesitate to pass this on. Your referral is very much appreciated.

Evan Sarinas has in excess of 20 years experience in litigation, commercial and property law. He conducts complex litigation across the full range of business, corporate and property disputes as well as negotiating complex transactional agreements including property development and joint venture agreements. He has acted for and against some of Australia’s business elite and Governments achieving excellent results. Evan delivers quick responses and solutions to all manner of legal issues.

Achievements

Career highlights/representations include:

• $86 million banking and finance/managed investment scheme litigation claim. • $18 million complex multiple plaintiff litigation. • Numerous unique commercial litigation actions including, Workplace Health and Safety, Queensland Racing Appeals, Costs, and claims in equity. • Numerous complex Property Development Agreements. • $30 million acquisition of ocean terminal and large residential supporting development. • $10 million acquisition agreements of large property interest including development obligations. • $10 million complex commercial company exit strategy involving: o Multiple share sale o Property transfer o Superannuation rollover o Investment fund transfer.

• Numerous successful litigation campaigns against public companies, large corporations, governments, insurance companies in circumstances where other lawyers have refused to act. • Major National Law Firm appointment as Department Head for: o Class Actions and Mass Tort Claims. o Insurance Claims • Multimillion dollar complex easement litigation and negotiated settlement. • Complex construction litigation. • Multi-party Agribusiness litigation involving competing security and ownership issues • $4 million negligence and breach of contract claim against a major bank. • Land Act 1994 conversions of State land to Freehold. • Stakeholder/Ownership interests in various business industries including Entertainment and Hospitality, Childcare/Early Learning and SME’s.

Evan’s entrepreneurial advice has assisted many businesses to flourish, backed by a sound knowledge of legal principles and case research.

Advice and Representation sought by Industry Professionals and Organisations

Evan’s advice is sought by industry professionals such as doctors, accountants, engineers and real estate professionals. Evan is often invited to attend Board and Management Meetings of various companies to assist in the direction and decision making processes of those businesses.

Pro bono and Community Involvement

Evan presents information sessions to industry groups on various business issues and practices and has contributed numerous articles for media publication on topical subjects in law.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Laws • Lawyer, High Court of Australia • Lawyer, Supreme Court of Queensland • Licensed Senior Football Coach.

Testimonials

“..When hurdles arose in my case the time and commitment Evan and his legal team gave me my respect and confidence never wavered. I received an outcome that gave more to me than expected..” J.S

“…I would recommend Evan and his team to anyone seeking legal representation. I found them to be very knowledgeable, professional and understood how important a timely, positive outcome was for me…”

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