Job Title: Consultant – Commercial Law, Property & Estate Planning

Matthew advises on high level commercial transactions, business structuring, governance and corporations law, trusts, tax, Wills and Estate Planning and business succession planning. You could say that he’s a human dream catcher, helping clients transform ideas and aspirations into reality while protecting their interests along the way.

Matthew’s career spans 20 years as a commercial lawyer in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport, eight years as a Board Member of The Tax Institute (of which he was National President in 2017, is currently a Chartered Tax Advisor and was awarded Life Membership in 2018). Matthew is also a member of the Law Society of Tasmania, the Australian Legal Practice Management Association, the Continuing Legal Education Association of Australia and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Matthew has a great interest - he would say passion - for teaching the law and he particularly enjoys mentoring young legal practitioners, both inside and outside the Firm. In 2019 Matthew was appointed as the Commercial and Corporate Practice course convenor for the Centre for Legal Studies (an adjunct of the University of Tasmania) where he teaches post-graduate commercial law practice. He has also published extensively on legal practice management and frequently presents on GST and other commercial law related topics.

What few people know is that Matthew is an AFOL (adult fan of Lego), a fair-weather motorcyclist and an avid pianist of 40 years; he particularly enjoys composing songs for his family, especially for his grandchildren.