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

Recent articles by Martin

Getting a Will down during the coronavirus pandemic

Making your Will during COVID 19 – it’s easier and safer than you think

There is nothing like a pandemic to focus your attention on those "I must get around to it" jobs! One of those jobs includes writing your Will.
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Can I sign and witness my legal documents remotely?

Signing legal documents via videoconference

Having personally been in practice for 40 years and having been pedantic in our policy of how legal documents are properly signed and witnessed, we are now able to use technology to be able to remotely witness you signing documents.
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Commercial rent rights and obligations during COVID-19

Paying your commercial rent during COVID-19

Commercial leases are certainly a hot topic at the moment for landlords and tenants alike. The Federal Government has now passed its mandatory code of conduct and the NSW State Government is in the process of finalising its legislation which supports the code for NSW lease transactions.
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I need to get a certificate of independent legal advice

What is independent legal advice and why do I need it?

You are just getting a loan from your bank for your business and the banking officer tells you that you need to provide an independent legal advice certificate. What now?
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