Maree Clark is an Associate at WGC Lawyers working in the wills and estates team under the direction of director Jacqui Lee Long.
Maree can assist you with any estate planning questions, from simple Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney to more complex estate planning including testamentary trusts, potential family provision claims, blended families and estate planning for clients with existing trusts or corporate interests.
Maree also has experience in assisting families to prepare Deeds of Family Arrangement which can address the transition of farming or other family businesses to the next generation during a parent’s lifetime while ensuring those parents retain sufficient assets to provide them with a comfortable and independent retirement.
Maree can also assist with estate administration, including applications for Probate or letters of administration, the collection of estate assets and the distribution of those assets to the beneficiaries.
Maree has been practicing in the succession area for over 10 years.
Maree also has extensive commercial law experience (having been admitted as a solicitor in 1993), including in the following areas:
- buying and selling farming properties;
- farm leasing;
- buying, leasing or changing the zone of water allocations;
- buying and selling businesses; and
- commercial property purchases and sales.
Maree’s commercial law experience assists her in giving succession planning advice to clients with complex business structures and to review their trust deeds and company constitutions to ensure that their testamentary intentions concerning the transition of power in those entities occurs according to their wishes.
Maree prides herself on an ability to explain complex legal concepts in a manner that her clients can understand.
Qualifications and memberships
Bachelor of Laws with first class honours, University of Queensland, 1990
Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 1993
Member, Queensland Law Society