We know Professional Services Firms

  • Cliff Savala

We provide commercial and tailored legal advice to Professional Services Firms and this expertise is in part due to the partners of Salerno Law having their own interests in private businesses both in Australia and overseas. This means that we apply our business experience to our clients’ matters.

Cliff has a wealth of experience from operating his own businesses as well as holding Director positions with private, public and not for profit entities. This experience, along with 25 years legal experience, ensures that clients of Salerno Law receive the best legal advice in the most effective and pragmatic way.

The team regularly act for small, medium size and large professional services firms operating in both Australia and overseas. This includes firms involved in property development, construction, retail, financial services, technology and cryptocurrency.


  • Strategising and implementing the sale of businesses

  • Advising clients as to all legal aspects of their workforce

  • Investigating and advising on confidential internal matters faced by businesses

  • Advising clients in relation to government regulatory matters


Prepared share sale agreement for retiring share holder and advised on various risks and negotiate share sale price and deed of accession.

Undertook action against both counsel and law firm previously for negligent advice.

Designed and drafted a franchise system for a security services business including attending mediations to resolve disputes, drafting deed of settlement and release.

Represent a client in an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading, designed new business to consumer terms, compliant management policies and provides advice.

Acted in the confidential sale of various legal, accounting and industrial services companies and projects for a large commercial client

Acted for the client (as tenant) operating a PR business in the review and negotiation of their premises Lease for an office. We were able to achieve a fair and balanced Lease protecting the interests of the client.

Acted in the development of Employee Incentive Schemes for numerous companies including OZ Nonwoven Fabrics, Arco, and Protech.

Drafted a Services Agreement for a website developer with a particular focus on ownership and licensing of IP.