Madeleine grew up on a family farm in Gundagai and always intended to move back to the area following University. She now lives on her husband’s family farm outside of Cootamundra and is based primarily in the firm’s Cootamundra office.
She currently works on a range of matters from commercial, to property, to tax, with her focus being in the commercial team. She works closely with senior members of the commercial team in complex taxation and business succession matters.
Her experience and passion primarily focuses on:
- Estate planning – preparation of enduring powers of attorney and enduring guardianship appointments. Simple husband and wife mutual wills involving the family home, bank accounts and personal effects and contents. More complex wills with blended families, multiple properties and other assets, life interests, company/partnership/trust interests and self-managed superannuation funds. Testamentary trust wills designed for flexibility or asset protection.
- Property law – simple residential conveyancing, commercial conveyancing with GST complexities and leased premises, rural conveyancing with multiple titles, water access licences and easements.
- Leases – retail leases and associated lessor and lessee disclosure statements, commercial leases, rural leases involving multiple titles.
- Business sales and purchases – dealing with employee entitlements, stamp duty implications of business assets, PPSR registrations and transfer of statutory licences.
- Providing assistance with transfer duty and capital gains tax issues – duty exemptions and concessions including the first home buyers assistance scheme, transfer of land used for primary production between family members, change in trustees of discretionary and unit trusts, transfers to self managed superannuation funds and transfers between custodians and trustees of self managed superannuation funds and trusts. Capital gains tax implications including eligibility for the small business CGT concessions.
- Providing assistance to the commercial team with matters involving trusts, companies and superannuation generally.
Madeleine’s keen interest in commercial and taxation work will continue to be her focus moving forward.
Madeleine has a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Business degree (majoring in Accounting) from the University of New England and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. She was admitted as a solicitor in 2016.