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

NSW commercial lease regulations during COVID-19

NSW regulations for commercial leases during COVID-19. Landlord and tenant obligations and rights.

We previously wrote about commercial leases and the Federal Government Code of Conduct, back in April 2020. Since that time, the NSW State Government has passed its legislation which supports the code for NSW lease transactions.
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Is stamp duty getting abolished in NSW?

Is land tax to replace stamp duty in NSW?

It is very interesting to hear that the New South Wales State government is considering the abolition of stamp duty. What might this look like and will it actually happen?
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How has the practice of law changed over the decades?

What has changed in my 40 years in the law?

After 40 years in the practice of law, our Director Martin Alfonso celebrates his career to date. And an obvious thing is to reflect on that time and think about what has changed, what hasn't and where to next.
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Why doesn’t my lawyer just give me simple answers to my questions.

Why can't lawyers just answer with a yes or a no?

A question frequently asked by clients when they present their legal issue is whether they have a good claim. And the common response we give is "yes and no" (and machinations of that like, “it depends”). So why is that the case?
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