Mills Oakley

Charities Department

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What the team is known for Expert, practical group advising charities, NFPs and religious and community organisations on the full range of administrative, transactional, compliance and potentially contentious issues, including defamation and other reputational concerns. Regularly assists charities and not-for-profits on dealings with the ACNC and the ATO. Valued for its high standards of client service and for developing in-depth understanding of its clients' aims and objectives.

Strengths One client praises the team's "strong knowledge of the NFP sector, strong communication and updates on the sector and understanding of cost prohibitions."

Another client affirms: "They're excellent, very responsive and very mindful of the time and cost involved."

Work highlights Acted for the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a US not-for-profit, in relation to the expansion of its operations into Australia.

Notable practitioners

Vera Visevic is described as "an expert on NFP and charities law" by one client who adds: "She makes things quite easy to understand from a non-legal perspective and is quite good at distilling things down, and she's just a very nice person as well." Recognised for her strong expertise in the charities sector, she frequently assist clients on the establishment of charities and not-for-profits as well as related regulatory issues.