Geoff is an experienced commercial lawyer whose principal areas of practice include are corporations law, business restructuring, franchising, insolvency, commercial contracts, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, intellectual property, information technology, business succession planning and private client services. Geoff acts for a wide range of commercial, accounting, manufacturing, professional and rural industry clients.
He advises them on corporate law, contract negotiations, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, partnerships, shareholder disputes, business succession planning and company and trust formations, reconstructions, insolvency, asset protection strategies, amalgamations, commercial litigation, franchise agreements, intellectual property, information technology, commercial property transactions, tax planning, personal succession planning, wills and estates and superannuation.
Devising succession plans for high net worth families, partnership and success structures for families in respect of family held assets or businesses, drafting wills and testamentary trusts and powers of attorney, and advising and drafting deeds of family arrangement
Drafting joint ventures and licence agreements.
Advising on the disposal of businesses in the middle market.
Companies and trusts
Drafting constitutions and trust deeds, advising on the formation of companies and trusts, and advising on corporate restructures.
Shareholder agreements and disputes
Advising on shareholder disputes and on the conduct of board meetings and reviews of company institutions, and drafting shareholder agreements and partnership agreements.
Trustees must take great care when distributing death benefits: lessons from the Court of Appeal
Trustees of a SMSF failed to give real and genuine consideration when distributing the deceased’s death benefit.
Tightening of testamentary trust concessions
This article explains the changes to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures for Consultation) Bill 2019