Crea Legal and Consulting

A boutique business law firm where our clients deal with the Principal one on one, providing a practical, commercial approach to legal matters.


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Legal & Consulting

Franchise and business law is continually changing and evolving.

For franchisors, we have developed an exclusive franchise audit and review.

We call it a franchise “health check”.

Our Principal will personally review your system and provide complimentary feedback. We do this on a no obligation basis. It gives you the chance to see what we are made of and we can see how your business model works. It will identify any areas of concern and give you a fresh perspective.

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Advice in Franchising and business law
  • Leasing – negotiation and documentation of leases, sub-leases, premises licencing
  • Assessment and advice to new and existing franchisors
  • Franchise and business sales and acquisitions
  • Franchise transfers, renewals and terminations
  • Franchise Code of Conduct
  • Franchise policy and procedure
  • Compliance matters
  • Protection of franchisor IP, trademark registration and enforcement
  • Pricing, supply, misleading conduct and other aspects of the Competition and Consumer Act
  • Licencing and distribution arrangements that do not fall within the Franchise Code
  • Master Franchise and Sub-Franchise arrangements
  • Dispute resolution
  • Debt recovery
Legal & Consulting

Crea Legal and Consulting is not your typical franchising and business law firm.


At Crea Legal and Consulting we have a “client first” focus. We believe in giving you the best advice and solutions to meet your needs.

We look strategically and holistically at your matter. We’ll answer your questions, negotiate solutions, defend you if you’ve been wronged. And we promise to charge a fair price for our services. Peace of mind!

We’re structured so you can deal with a Principal of the practice. This means the advice you get is based on many years of knowledge and experience.

We have all the expertise of a large law firm without their hefty fees. We have a personal approach. We care.

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Thinking about franchising?

Franchising is an effective way to expand a business utilising the human and financial resources of others.

Already a franchisor?

Franchising law is highly regulated in Australia and becoming more complex all the time. Failure to keep up to date poses all sorts of risks to your business, to you personally and to your franchisees.

Legal fee savings for franchisors

Save up to 75% on your franchise legal fees with our Legal Consulting solution.

Buying or selling a business?

Fixed price legal package for sale or purchase of a small business.

Download out information and instruction form to find out more.

General business law

Crea Legal and Consulting can provide expert advice and peace of mind by breaking down the complexities of a legal issue, and helping you achieve the desired outcome.

Property Law (Landlord and Tenant)

We look after you in all Commercial Leasing matters with a strong focus on retail.


What Our Clients Think Of Us

We engage Steven as a legal consultant for our company. We are very happy with the high quality of service that Steven and Crea Legal has provided. Steven and the firm has always been responsive to our legal needs, friendly, and professional. We would highly recommend Steven and Crea Legal to anyone who seeks any relevant legal services.

CK TanChief Financial Officer, HAVAL Motors Australia Pty Ltd, Great Wall Motors Australia & New Zealand

Steven Crea has been known to us for more than ten years. He has provided general legal services to us over that time, and we have particularly appreciated his expertise and advice in relation to matters of leasing and debt collection. We have found him to be always very pleasant and efficient to deal with and his advice to be most useful and reliable.

Volkwerke Pty Ltd

We have worked with Steve and his team for some time now. Most recently he has helped us with a range of franchise and network membership documentation. He knows his stuff, is a pleasure to deal with and we recommend others talk to Steve when needing legal assistance.

Dermox Clinics Pty Ltd

We started working with Crea Legal as we were looking for a firm with the necessary knowledge and experience of franchising and other related areas, but would also be able to deliver a more personalised and approachable service. Steve Crea from Crea legal has met our expectations, We find Steve able to quickly grasp and understand what we require, responds very quickly to requests and keep things direct and simple so we can focus on what we are good at. The quality of his work and turn around times are excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending Crea Legal for effective and service orientated legal expertise.

Paul AntonelliCEO/ Founder Resicert

Steven Crea handled all the contractual work for me when I purchased my Snap Printing franchise. I found Steven to be extremely thorough, patient and highly professional throughout the whole process, as well as being very prompt in his responses to my many queries. I would highly recommend Crea Legal for any legal representation requirements when purchasing a small business.

Chris RyanSnap Printing East Richmond

Having worked with Crea Legal in a franchise retail context in several businesses, I have found their legal support to be excellent in my business development and management roles. They work hard to apply the law in a very commercial and focused manner giving clients the answers they need to achieve business success.

Jeff Antcliff


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