Why Cone Marshall is Top Notch

One of New Zealand’s top law firms, Cone Marshall is getting more notoriety every day for their work in tax and trust law. One of the partners, Geoff Cone, started his career after graduation from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Cone’s vast experience comes from his initial experience as well as his second move which was to Chairman of Partners in a leading law firm in the city of Christchurch.


Working in additional areas has been helpful for Cone in leading his law firm to the top. He was able to add commercial litigation to his list of areas of expertise, and he did some trust and tax advisory work as well. The experience in commercial litigation is rigorous and it also opens up the doors for experience in disputes as well for joint ventures. Now that Cone is a partner in Cone Marshall, he is quite prepared for what lies ahead when dealing with families that have set up foreign trusts in New Zealand.


Cone Marshall is the only law firm in New Zealand that focuses only on international trust and tax planning, which means they tend to get the most call as well as the most press in New Zealand. Global families are always properly advised when working with the team at Cone Marshall, and all trustees associated with foreign trusts are aware that they will be held accountable when working with Cone Marshall.


Cone Marshall has set the standards high by following the agreements set forth in the OECD. This model agreement involves the rules and regulations as they relate to any foreign trusts in New Zealand. Any trustees are aware that they must account for all transactions, and note all details in the ledger. Working with these families and their advisors is the passion for Cone Marshall, and they are highly respected amongst their peers. The firm at this time does not take private clients, as they work with other attorneys and the families they work with to establish their trusts and transactions. There are currently 11-50 employees working with Cone Marshall, and they continue to enjoy solid growth.


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