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Matthew Payne

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P.   +61 2 9228 9276
M.   + 61 404 891 699
O.   Sydney

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About Matthew

Matthew has practised in Corporate and Commercial Law for over 10 years and has worked on a diverse range of matters in his fields of expertise. Matthew’s primary areas of focus are his outsourced legal counsel practice and private client practice. In his outsourced legal counsel practice, Matthew acts as in-house counsel for SMEs that have a small internal legal team or no internal legal team. In his private client practice, Matthew provides a range of services to individuals and families, including estate, wealth and business succession planning; trusts; superannuation; conveyancing; employment law and general legal advice. Matthew’s clients include a range of small and medium sized companies, high net wealth individuals and families, businesses, directors and officers, trusts, professional associations and medical colleges.

Matthew specialises in providing commercial and strategic legal advice to his clients on structuring their affairs, the effect of legislation and regulation, business operations and industry practice. His work involves advising on corporate/commercial issues; trust, business, estate, succession and wealth planning; advising on tax and revenue issues; drafting and reviewing contracts, agreements, deeds and policy wordings; advising directors and officers; corporate governance and compliance; employment law; administrative law; and advising and acting on the sale and purchase of businesses and properties. Matthew also undertakes company secretarial work for a number of clients and facilitates the effective operation of trusts, superannuation funds and private companies. In performing these roles Matthew works closely with his clients’ accountants and financial advisors.

Matthew's Credentials

Matthew is a Director of Disability Services Australia Limited, a Director of the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a director and company secretary of a number of private companies and a member of the Appeals Panel of the New South Wales Suburban Rugby Union Judiciary.

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