Tony McMinn LawyerTony McMinn is a Sydney commercial lawyer who provides effective legal strategies, negotiates and documents transactions and facilitates the resolution of disputes. With over 30 years experience, he brings commercial nous and judgment to find cost-effective solutions to a variety of legal matters..

Tony provides high quality legal services at a competitive price on time.

Tony obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney. He completed a Master of Laws focusing on commercial and company law from the University of Sydney. He is an Associate Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and has a Diploma in Applied Finance from the Institute. He is the Honorary Solicitor for the Royal Humane Society of New South Wales.

Acquisitions and Sales

Tony negotiates and documents commercial arrangements including property acquisitions and sales. He has been involved with the Australian Submarine Corporation over complex defence procurement contracts, British Telecom in joint ventures, film production contracts. More recently Tony has been involved in a merger and acquisition in the surf wear industry and the development of aged care facilities.

Intellectual Property

Tony has been involved in licensing and distribution agreements for trade marks and other intellectual property, both in Australia and internationally and designs.


In the area of franchising, in which Tony has a particular interest, he uses his expertise in commercial leases, intellectual property, negotiating and documenting the sale and purchase of businesses, finance documentation, employment issues and selecting appropriate business structures to produce a comprehensive business and legal solution to franchisees and franchisors.

Employment Matters

Tony also regularly acts in employment matters for both employers and employees, drafting employment contracts, advising on termination of employees, restraints of trade, confidential information and unfair dismissals in the Fair Work Commission.
Tony has been involved in many disputes and court cases involving companies and shareholders, trustees and beneficiaries and partners in business. He regularly appears in the Local, District and Supreme Courts of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia and well understands the litigation process. To resolve commercial and employment disputes, Tony uses a variety of resolution methods including negotiation and mediation. He uses that knowledge and experience to guide clients into finding commercial and costs effective solutions for their disputes.

Estate and Succession Planning

Tony also has expertise in Wills,Probate, estate and succession planning including the drafting of powers of attorney and enduring guardianship appointments.