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MinterEllison

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1 ranked lawyersBand 2AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Offers a formidable breadth of knowledge from its offices across Australia, assisting all manner of clients from small start-ups to global corporates in an exhaustive range of areas, including community health and social welfare, medical research and education. Also notable for its work in the social enterprise space. In addition to a full suite of practice area-specific expertise, well placed to connect clients with further expertise from within the broader firm. Provides clients with training and seminars covering such fields as tax and fund-raising and is further noted for its good relations with regulatory authorities, including the ACNC and the tax office.

Strengths

More than one interviewee describes this as a practice which "reaches above and beyond to help," one noting: "No other law firm has gone to such lengths in terms of the amount of work they've been prepared to do, nor seemed so interested in what I'm doing; that's the big difference with MinterEllison."

Clients are also swift to emphasise the trouble the team takes to gain what one source calls "an understanding of the nature and breadth of our business," another recalling: "They took the time to understand us as individuals and as a business before advising us; that people connection means a lot."

Work highlights

Assisted the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre, a public benevolent institution focused on the provision of advice on Australian immigration and citizenship law to refugees and other disadvantaged immigrants, on a thorough review and update of the organisation's constitution, a mandate critical to its maintenance of deductible gift recipient status.

Notable practitioners

Special counsel Nicole Gordon acts on a variety of practice area mandates, advising notably on structuring and fund-raising questions and on clients' interactions with the ACNC and ATO. A client calls her "an outstanding asset to the firm" and "a good communicator who doesn't make you feel belittled for not understanding all the legal jargon," and adds that she's "never in a rush, yet always concise."

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