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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Advising on tech company IPOs July 6, 2018

Silicon Valley-based technology company Pivotal Systems launched an initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on 2 July 2018. The IPO raised $53.5 million, placing the value of the specialist … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks acts on major mining acquisition July 17, 2018

Tuesday 17 July 2018 Law firm Maddocks has advised Consolidated Mining & Civil Pty Ltd (CMC) on its purchase of 100 percent of Benagerie Gold Pty Ltd, which holds the Benagerie mining lease, from Havilah … Continued

Latest Article

NSW Crown land reforms have commenced – what do local councils need to know? July 18, 2018

The majority of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (NSW) (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2018. The Act significantly reforms the use and management of Crown land in NSW. This article provides an overview of the key reforms, … Continued

Miriam McDonald Consultant

Background

Miriam is distinguished by her strategic thinking at both legal and commercial levels and by her ability to manage complex commercial transactions. She has an excellent ability to communicate with, and relate to, legal and non-legal personnel about complex legal issues in ways that are easily understood.

Legal Expertise

  • Corporations law and corporate restructuring
  • Corporate governance
  • Charitable trusts, tax concessions for not for profit organisations and cy près applications
  • General commercial contracts
  • Acquisition and refinancing of business
  • Joint ventures
  • Franchising
  • Privacy
  • Development and implementation of regulatory compliance programs in the public and private sectors

Experience

  • Advising on corporate structure, constitutional, governance and charity tax concession issues in the private, government and not for profit sectors, including indigenous, social housing, health and community services organisations.
  • Advising a major franchising entity on corporate and commercial issues, including advice on the Corporations Act, corporate structure and governance, share structure and issue, securities, fundraising and financial services advice and Franchising Code advice.
  • Advised an ASX listed company and private corporate group operating in the horticultural produce sector. Advising on general corporate and commercial advice, including ASX Listing Rules, structural, joint venture and Horticultural Code advice.
  • Advising and drafting on general commercial contracts and arrangements, including catering tenders, catering contracts, sponsorship agreements, sale of assets agreements, transfer of business arrangements, dissolution of partnership, distribution agreements and joint venture agreements.