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

What can be done if the original Will is missing or lost?

What can be done if the original Will is missing or lost?

We have recently received a number of queries where the original Will of the deceased is missing or lost. It may be that a copy of the Will has been found but not the original document. The question then is what to do and whether a Grant of Probate can still be made where only a copy of the Will is located.
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When do you have to get a Grant of Probate?

When do you have to get a Grant of Probate?

Often, when getting started with the administration of a deceased estate, the focus is to work towards preparing a Grant of Probate. But, is it always necessary to obtain a Grant of Probate? The answer is, often, but not always.
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Role of the Attorney under a Power of Attorney in NSW

Duties of an Attorney under a Power of Attorney in NSW

If you’ve been made an Attorney under a Power of Attorney, you need to be very aware that you are taking on significant responsibilities and you have important obligations to act appropriately.
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Risks and dangers of DIY probate

Risks of DIY probate

We explore the risks and dangers of DIY probate after the death of a loved one including significant delays, frustration, and usually inevitably, further costs.
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