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Michelle Gold
Michelle Gold
Position: Senior Associate Team: Private Clients | Litigation Phone: (02) 6279 4464 Email: Michelle.Gold@MVLawyers.com.au vCard: click to download

Michelle is a Senior Associate in Meyer Vandenberg’s Wills and Estates team, practising only in the areas of estate planning and estate disputes. She commenced with Meyer Vandenberg as a paralegal and has over 18 years’ experience, working almost exclusively in this area with private clients and professional executors.

Michelle has significant experience providing advice in matters such as deceased estates, elder abuse and reviews of Powers of Attorney. She has been involved in the conduct of various types of legal proceedings at various levels of the court hierarchy.

Michelle advises in all aspects of estate disputes including to the validity of Wills, constructive trusts, interpretation of Wills, intestacy distributions, statutory Wills, testamentary capacity and family provisions claims. She assists clients ranging from “mums and dads” to clients with complex estate disputes (such as trusts, companies and blended family situations) and high net worth clients.

Michelle also has extensive experience assisting clients in the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal, including reviews of Enduring Powers of Attorney seeking injunctions, emergency orders and temporary appointments.

Expertise

Michelle's areas of expertise are:

• Business Succession
• Deceased estates (contentious and non-contentious)
• Estate disputes
• Elder Law
• Estate planning (inlcluding reviewing company and trust structures)
• Financial management and guardianship (including appearing in the relevant Court or Tribunal)
• Powers of Attorney (personal and companies) and Enduring Guardians
• Wills, Testamentory Trust Wills and Special Disability Trust Wills
• Superannuation death benefit nominations
• Mediation
• Working with family groups to achieve their estate planning objectives

Professional Background

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws – University of Canberra, 2010
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Australian National University, 2011


Admissions

Australian Capital Territory, 2011

 

Affiliations and Memberships

ACT Law Society
Member of the ACT Estate Planning Discussion Group
Former member of the Elder Law & Succession Law Committee, ACT Law Society