Martin Alfonso

Director

Martin’s primary areas of practice are:

Martin has significant experience and an extensive understanding of many areas of law. His main focus and interest lie in the areas of commercial and business law and estate planning.

In addition to operating his own successful legal practice for many years, Martin is a Director on the Board of a number of companies.

This allows him to have an appreciation, from the client's point of view, of the legal and commercial requirements of acquiring and operating a successful company, both large and small.  It also allows him to assist clients in entering into shareholders agreements and business succession plans which are effective for their particular business structure.

In Wills, trusts and estates matters, Martin will always work closely with clients, in conjunction with their financial advisors and accountants.

A client’s estate plan will be tailored to address any issues that can arise under succession law, while still meeting his client's individual requirements and wishes.

Martin has developed considerable knowledge and experience in the establishment and use of discretionary testamentary trusts and is well regarded in this field. He has substantial experience in ensuring that superannuation benefits and other business structures are managed as part of the overall estate plan.

Martin has also extensive experience in dealing with Disputed Wills and Family Provision Claims.

Memberships

Law Society of New South Wales - Member

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Recent articles by Martin

A guide to using Testamentary Discretionary Trusts

A guide to using Testamentary Discretionary Trusts

Testamentary Discretionary Trusts are a very useful and beneficial tool that can be provided for your family in your Will. But it is important that your family is aware of those benefits and does not immediately fear that using the Trust will be too complex or difficult.
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Benefits of a binding death benefit nomination in superannuation

Should I make a superannuation Binding Death Benefit Nomination?

If you complete a Binding Death Benefit Nomination, the proceeds of superannuation should be paid in accordance with the nomination and not be part of the assets of your estate.
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All you need to know about executor’s commission options

Does an executor of a Will get paid?

Depending on the size of the estate, the duties of an executor can range from relatively straightforward through to somewhat complex. This leads us to the question, “does an executor get paid for administering a deceased estate?”
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Primary considerations when choosing who to be executor in your Will

Who should be the executor of a Will?

How to choose the executor of your Will is a question regularly asked but there is no simple answer to it. In this blog, we explore some of the common things to consider when choosing your executor.
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