Should you choose Next Generation Estate Planning Lawyers to prepare your estate plan, you can expect a very personal and caring approach, and prompt and interested service. Your plan will be developed by Michael personally and you will not be passed off to a Junior Solicitor. Michael is supported by an experienced taxation and corporate lawyer with specialisation in Corporations law and Trust law and by competent paralegal assistants.

 

Michael Saunders

Michael Saunders is a commercial and estate planning lawyer with many years of experience. Michael founded Next Generation Estate Planning Lawyers in 1995 and is responsible for all aspects of the legal practice. Prior to the establishment of Next Generation Estate Planning Lawyers, Michael began his career at McGuren & Co, a medium sized city legal practice in Sydney, where he became the Managing Partner. In 1984 he joined Westgarth Baldick (now Corrs Chambers Westgarth) as Partner specializing in Intellectual Property law. In 1991 he became a Partner at Abbot Tout Russell Kennedy, and subsequently he was a consultant to law firm Michell Sillar.

Michael received a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from The University of Sydney, and graduated with distinction in Computers and the Law from The University of New South Wales. Michael has been a lecturer and speaker at the New South Wales College of Law, Regional Law Societies; Law Council of Australia’s law Office Management Section; New South Wales Institute of Chartered Accountants; Auditors’ Association; Business Law Education Centre; LES conferences Australia; Institute for International Research; Centre for Technology and Law; University of New South Wales; and the International Bar Association. He is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, and a committee member of the New South Wales Society for Computers and the Law.

 

Professional Staff

STEPHANIE CHIU – Paralegal

Stephanie is in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Laws degree at University of Technology, Sydney. She completed her Higher School Certificate at North Sydney Girls High School in 2008.

TARA JOHNSTONE – Paralegal

Tara has completed a Bachelor of Communication and Media/Bachelor of Laws degree in 2012, and has completed a -    Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Wollongong. She completed her Higher School Certificate at De La Salle Senior College in 2007.

JULIA KOVARSKY – Paralegal

Julia is in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor Laws degree at University of Sydney.  She completed her Higher School Certificate at St. George Girls High School in 2008.

CLAUDIA LEWIS – Paralegal

Claudia is in her third year of a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws degree at University of Sydney. She completed her Higher School Certificate at St. Catherine’s School in 2010.

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