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McCarthy Durie Lawyers

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Level 9, 239 George St, Brisbane CBD QLD 4000

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Business Overview

Since 1978 McCarthy Durie Lawyers (formerly MDrn Solicitors) has been providing first class legal solutions to our clients. As a result, we have grown to consist of six Directors and over fifty staff located across three offices within the greater Brisbane area.

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Our Team Profiles

Jon McCarthy
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Jon McCarthy

Position

Director LLB

Profile

Jon is a commercial and property lawyer with extensive experience in property development law, including community title schemes, retail and commercial property development and taxation planning. Property developers also use Jon's services in both planning and construction stages, from both a corporate structure and property perspective. Jon can also help you with your taxation planning requirements. He has assisted many clients in their superannuation and estate planning, including testamentary trusts as well as more complex structures involving unit and discretionary trusts, partnerships and joint ventures. Professional Experience Property Law Business Law Taxation Law Companies Law Estate Planning

Marcus Johnson
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Marcus Johnson

Position

Director

Profile

Marcus Johnson had 20 years experience in the property industry as a valuer before entering into legal practice in 1990. He is a fellow of the Australian Property Institute, a member of the Queensland Law Society, the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia and the Queensland Environmental Law Association.

Bruce Durie
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Bruce Durie

Position

Director LLB

Profile

Bruce is an experienced property lawyer and heads the Commercial and Estate Division in Cleveland and MDRN Conveyancing. Well experienced in wills and estates, Bruce should be contacted to look after your requirements, whether they concern specific gifts, life interests, donations to charities, donation of body organs, or your funeral arrangements. Should you suffer any type of mental incapacity in your life and are unable to look after your own affairs, Bruce will prepare an Enduring Power of Attorney. Bruce can also assist you if you have been asked to be an Executor of the estate. Professional Experience Estate planning and administration Commercial conveyancing Commercial leasing Contract preparation (commercial/residential) Will drafting

Philip Ryan
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Philip Ryan

Position

Consultant

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Phil has, since 1990, been a partner of MDRN Solicitors, specialising in commercial law and securities law. Phil has recently moved to Trilogy Capital Group as the Managing Director. Phil will remain with MDRN in a consultancy role Professional Experience Securities - mortgages preparation; power of sale Securities law including Managed Investments Act, mortgage and guarantee preparation Financial planning Business purchases and sales Building construction and financing Retirement villages Franchising

Ian Neil
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Ian Neil

Position

Director LLB Approved Mediator

Profile

Ian is a dispute resolution lawyer who practises in the Planning & Environment Court. If you have been adversely affected by any Local Authority decision or wish to make an application or objection to any Local Authority, then contact Ian. Ian is also responsible for commercial litigation and can therefore assist you if you are a party to any business or commercial dispute. Ian is a Past President and current Executive member of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce. He is a Board Director of Sheldon College and also former Board Member and Honorary Solicitor to the Queensland Muscular Dystrophy Association; Life Member of the Redland Chamber of Commerce and Executive Member of the Redlands Institute. Ian practises in: Mediations General Litigation (disputes;debt recovery and enforcement) Planning Court and Council disputes including Show Cause Notices; Enforcement Notices and Prosecutions Resumption of property Building contracts

Nathan Hardman
Name

Nathan Hardman

Position

Director BIntBus LLB(Hons)

Profile

Nathan has acted for property syndicates in the purchase and sale of significant real estate such as the purchase of the Lonely Planet Building in Melbourne and the sale of the Morayfield Medical Centre. He has acted for Trilogy Funds Management Ltd with respect to preparing numerous complex loan and security transactions. Nathan has also been involved in the negotiation and implementation of a major shareholder buy out at East Coast Marina (located at Manly Harbour) Nathan acted for Matilda Pet Foods Pty Ltd in the sale of their business and free hold to VIP Pet Foods Pty Ltd. He was involved with the development of Victoria Point Lakeside Shopping Centre and was responsible for much of the lease negotiation and preparation at the Centre. Nathan has extensive experience in franchising and has represented numerous franchisees navigate their way through complex franchise agreements and franchise business sales and purchases. Professional Experience Bachelor of International Business and Law (Honours) Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2003, Nathan is one of MDRN Solicitors\' senior commercial law solicitors, based at our Cleveland office.

Amitesh Kumar
Name

Amitesh Kumar

Position

Director LLB GradDipLP

Profile

Amitesh Kumar joined our office on 22 September 2003. Amitesh holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Bond University, Gold Coast. Amitesh is a Commercial, Property and Estate Lawyer. He has extensive experience and can help you in the following areas of law. 1. Business and Property Conveyancing, Business Planning 2. Property Developments, Put and Call Option arrangements 3. Strata Title Units (Community Title Schemes) 4. Commercial and Residential Leasing 5. Corporation's law, Share Transfer, Shareholders Agreement 6. Partnership, Franchise and Joint Ventures 7. Setting up of Trust Structures and entities 8. Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate and Estate Administration and Planning 9. Preparing and negotiating various Agreements including Retirement Village and Employment Contracts

Testimonials

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Lynne Sturgess | Precision Loans ,
I’ve been using McCarthy Durie Lawyers for my personal and professional work for over 10 years and am so confident in their ability to handle all aspects of law that I refer my clients to them on a regular basis.

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Our Track Record

Since 1978 McCarthy Durie Lawyers (formerly MDrn Solicitors) has been providing first class legal solutions to our clients. As a result, we have grown to consist of six Directors and over fifty
staff located across three offices within the greater Brisbane area.

Our experience provides you with the support of a full service law firm with a great track record of success, capable of achieving outstanding results for your every legal requirement. Our staff are experienced professionals of the highest standard, with highly experienced solicitors in the areas of Commercial law, legal Disputes, Property and Family law.

About MDRN

McCarthy Durie Lawyers aspires to deliver city quality legal work with the accessibility of a local firm and strenuously enforces continuing legal education of its professional staff.

McCarthy Durie Lawyers has developed into the largest legal practice in Redland City (25 klms east of Brisbane near Moreton Bay) . We provide a wide range of legal services. The firm's property conveyancing services, business/commercial law services and litigation services are particularly well-respected.

McCarthy Durie Lawyers was founded in 1978 by Jon McCarthy and now consists of five Directors and over forty-five staff, located in offices in Cleveland and Capalaba, to the east of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.

Bruce Durie and Jon McCarthy head a team of commercial solicitors at each office and supervise the conveyancing departments.

Conveyancing (property ownership transfers) is handled by senior Conveyancing managers who have more than 80 years of experience between them and are overseen by the Commercial legal team at each office.

Ian Neil heads the litigation team covering all areas of litigation and concentrates on Planning and Environment and development law. In addition Ian is heavily involved in the Redland Chamber of Commerce of which both he and Jon McCarthy are past presidents.

The firm has a network of connections to specialists in all legal fields and with Accountants and other professional consultants in Redland City and in Brisbane whom we can engage to assist in delivering high quality work to our clients.

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