QFF is pleased to announced Sparke Helmore Lawyers as our newest Corporate Partner. Please enjoy the below article from Sparke Helmore outlining why they have partnered with QFF to assist building a strong future for Queensland agriculture.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers recently welcomed Kylie Wilson as a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team in the Brisbane office. You can hear from Kylie in the video below about her experience working in the agriculture sector.
Kylie is a highly-regarded lawyer with experience in corporate, commercial, dispute resolution as well as litigation. With expertise across agribusiness, structuring and asset protection, succession planning and estate administration and litigation, she specialises in family business dispute resolution and intergenerational wealth transition planning for private clients.
Kylie is an SMSF Specialist Accredited Adviser and a Family Business Australia Accredited Adviser and has been recognised in Best Lawyers Australia for Wealth Management/Succession Planning. She is also a member of the SMSF Association, Tax Institute and Family Business Australia, regularly supporting these industry groups by speaking at workshops and conferences.
National Practice Group Leader for Corporate & Commercial, Julien Castaldi said, “We are thrilled Kylie has decided to join Sparke Helmore. She is an exceptional lawyer and will add further depth of expertise to our national team and allow us to broaden our offering in Brisbane and along the entire East Coast.”
Partnering with Queensland Farmers’ Federation was a natural fit for Sparke Helmore. The agriculture sector has been one of the backbones of the Australian economy for over 150 years. Sparke Helmore was founded 140 years ago in the Hunter Valley with strong connections to agribusinesses throughout regional Australia.
We have since built an established agriculture & primary producer sector group, only strengthened with Kylie joining the firm, which works as one team servicing the needs of clients active in this sector, helping to achieve the best business results across all phases of the agribusiness lifecycle.
Our team have the knowledge and experience in this sector to protect and advance the interest of primary producers, regulators, operators, manufacturers, and industry groups. The services we provide include advising on the legal aspects of commercial operations, export and import controls and planning and regulatory issues of agricultural businesses as well as intergenerational transition advice and dispute resolution and code of conduct advisory and dispute resolution.