We are a small, experienced and energetic
commercial law firm based in Melbourne.

We know all about buying and selling businesses


We specialise in legal advice and contracts for commercial transactions, business sale and
purchase agreements and advice for health professionals and other business owners


We specialise in providing legal advice and contracts for buying, selling and structuring health practices
– Dental, Medical, Veterinary


We have over 25 years’ experience in providing legal advice and business sale and transaction contracts for SMEs and start-ups


We provide advice, contracts of sale and documentation for commercial property sales and leasing



We specialise in providing legal advice, transaction contracts and
related services to health professionals including dental, medical
and veterinary practices. Our expertise includes:

  • Buying or selling health practices – whole or part interest
  • Sale and purchase contracts – business assets or shares/units
  • GST implications and exemptions on sale and purchase
  • Specifically tailored terms, conditions and warranties
  • Working with financiers, accountants and brokers
  • Partnership and Associateship Agreements
  • Service Trusts
  • Lease of premises including assignments, subleases and licences
  • Service and Facilities Agreements and Contractor Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Advice on transferring and non-transferring employees
  • Business names and trade mark assignments and registrations
  • Associated sale of real estate/property – contract, disclosure and conveyance


We specialise in providing legal advice, transaction contracts
and related services to small and medium sized
enterprises and start ups. Our expertise includes:

  • Business sales, mergers and acquisitions
  • Sale of assets or shares and units
  • Succession and Buy-sell agreements
  • Supply, marketing and distribution agreements
  • Shareholder and unit holder agreements
  • Joint ventures and documentation
  • Corporations Act advice
  • Other commercial transactions
  • Commercial advice
  • Intellectual property (IP) advice
  • Research and development agreements, commercialisation of IP
  • Trade Mark registrations
  • Employment agreements
  • Due diligence investigations and reports
  • Charities and incorporated associations in the Not-for-profit sector


We provide advice, documentation and assistance in
commercial property transactions including:

  • Contracts of sale of real estate and related vendor statements
  • Due diligence property searches and advising on all property related issues
  • Conducting pre-settlement matters and arranging settlement
  • Advice on GST issues
  • Advice on duty issues and exemptions
  • Advice on caveats, covenants and encumbrances
  • Leasing options to buy or sell and rights of first refusal to buy.


Cummings Lawyers is a small and energetic legal practice created
in 2019 by Mark Cummings BA; LLB. as Principal.

Mark is an Australian Legal Practitioner and the holder of a
current practising certificate issued in Victoria.

Mark is a professional, reliable and pragmatic lawyer with
over 25 years’ experience in commercial transactions and advice.