About us

Established in 1987 by Roger Curtis in Hobart, Tasmania, Abetz Curtis Lawyers has grown to become the modern, progressive practice it is today, offering our clients a range of services across a broad spectrum of legal areas. Our lawyers understand the variety and complexity of legal issues faced by individual Tasmanians and small businesses, as well as larger organisations and companies in our State. The Abetz Curtis team of specialist lawyers have the necessary skills in all these areas and can provide high-quality, practical and effective advice, delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner. We aim to become trusted advisers as well as an essential and valued legal resource, with the clear goal of achieving successful outcomes for our clients. We look forward to working with you on any legal matter and helping you achieve the successful outcome you require.

Founded in 1987

50 people in their team


Practice areas
Business
Employment & Labor
Family
Accidents & Injuries
Lawsuits & Disputes
Real Estate
Elder Law

Languages spoken
English

Social media

Practice areas

Business

Franchising
Merger & Acquisition
New Business Formation

Abetz Curtis Lawyers has acted in a number of the largest commercial transactions and mergers in Tasmanian corporate history. However, we also specialise in advice to small and mid-sized businesses and companies. We provide external and in-house legal services.

Abetz Curtis Lawyers provides advice in the following areas:

  • Acquisition and sale of businesses.
  • Share transactions and agreements.
  • Partnership agreements.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Advice to Directors and Executives.
  • Statutory obligations.
  • Franchise agreements.
  • Sale and purchase of shares and shareholder agreements.
  • Discretionary and Unit Trusts and unit holder agreements.
  • Commercial and corporate litigation.
  • Commercial contract preparation and negotiation.

Employment & Labor

Employment Rights
Hiring & Firing
Job Discrimination
Labor Law
Sexual Harassment
Wrongful Termination

EMPLOYMENT & WORKPLACE RELATIONS

OVERVIEW

Abetz Curtis Lawyers are the principal adviser to a large number of leading Tasmanian employers in all areas of employment and workplace relations. These include Councils, financial institutions, Government Business Enterprises and large private employers We also have considerable experience in assisting individuals with all matters related to the workplace.

Our team can assist with the following:

  • Preparing and reviewing all forms of employment contracts.
  • Preparation, review and advice on Enterprise Agreements.
  • Implementation and review of HR policies.
  • Fair Work Act 2009 – advice on all aspects.
  • Litigation – Fair Work Australia, all tribunals and Courts.
  • Unfair dismissal, harassment and discrimination claims.
  • Employer advice – all legislative requirements.

Family

Adoption
Child Abuse
Child Custody
Child Support
Divorce & Separation
Marriage
Same Sex & LGBT

FAMILY

OVERVIEW

We take a clear commercial approach to our advice in family law, which is for all situations before, during and after marriage and relationships. We cater for all, but our speciality is high net worth individuals. We understand that formalising or ending a relationship can carry significant financial consequences and therefore apply a timely, strategic and practical approach to the issues that arise.

Our team can assist with the following:

  • Complex financial disputes
  • Property settlements
  • Divorce
  • Defacto and same sex relationships
  • Surrogacy Agreements
  • Assisted Reproduction Donor Agreements
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Child support
  • Parenting disputes
  • Residence (custody)
  • Relocation
  • Guardianship
  • Injunctive relief and restraining orders
  • Pre-nuptial and financial agreements
  • Defacto and same sex agreements
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Accidents & Injuries

Motorcycle Accident
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Property Damage
Work Injury
Workers Compensation

LITIGATION

OVERVIEW

Abetz Curtis Lawyers is able to provide cost affective and practical dispute resolution and litigation advice and services across all forms of commercial, civil and personal injury litigation.

Our litigation expertise includes:

  • Alternative dispute resolution.
  • Defamation.
  • Corporations Act contravention.
  • General commercial litigation.
  • Australian Consumer Law litigation.
  • Property litigation.
  • Contract disputes.
  • Workplace accidents.
  • Motor accident injury.

Our clients include Government Business Enterprises, major financial institutions, national property developers and retailers, small, medium and large Tasmanian businesses, and individual litigants.

Lawsuits & Disputes

Litigation

LITIGATION

OVERVIEW

Abetz Curtis Lawyers is able to provide cost affective and practical dispute resolution and litigation advice and services across all forms of commercial, civil and personal injury litigation.

Our litigation expertise includes:

  • Alternative dispute resolution.
  • Defamation.
  • Corporations Act contravention.
  • General commercial litigation.
  • Australian Consumer Law litigation.
  • Property litigation.
  • Contract disputes.
  • Workplace accidents.
  • Motor accident injury.

Our clients include Government Business Enterprises, major financial institutions, national property developers and retailers, small, medium and large Tasmanian businesses, and individual litigants.

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate
Housing, Construction & Development

PROPERTY & CONVEYANCING

OVERVIEW

Abetz Curtis Lawyers have nearly thirty years’ experience acting for a vast range of clients in all matters concerning property. Our long list of repeat clients tells the story of effective and valued service to each.

Abetz Curtis Lawyers is a well-regarded provider of services in each of the following:

  • Acquisition and sale of residential, commercial and agricultural property.
  • Commercial and residential subdivision.
  • Residential, commercial and retail leases – advice and preparation.
  • Strata title issues.
  • By-law development and interpretation.
  • Easements.
  • Water rights.
  • Due diligence on property.
  • Property litigation.
  • Stamp duty advice.
  • Contract preparation and disputes.
  • Joint venture agreements.
  • Building contracts and disputes.

Elder Law

Estate Planning
Probate
Trusts
Will & Testament

WILLS & ESTATES

OVERVIEW

The expert team at Abetz Curtis Lawyers can provide services in the preparation of simple and complex wills. We are experienced in planning and structuring succession arrangements for personal and business interests. We act as Executors and Trustees and provide advice to others who act in these roles. We are experienced in dispute resolution as well as litigation involving family provision claims and estate disputes.

Our expertise includes:

  • Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianships.
  • Asset protection.
  • Business succession.
  • Preparation of Wills and Testamentary Trusts.
  • Will disputes.
  • Executor and Trustee services.
  • Estate planning.

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