There are a number of ways to hold, use and protect your assets, such as the use of testamentary trusts and superannuation arrangements, including self-managed superannuation funds. Our experienced team of estate lawyers is able to provide you with comprehensive advice on the most suitable options for you and, pending your approval, make it happen. 

Should you wish to increase your wealth, we can also advise on structuring options, financing arrangements, risk management and commercial and property transactions. 

In estate and succession planning, we help business and asset owners, and other individuals put everything in place to ensure that the right people get what they should, regardless of what the future brings. This takes insight into issues such as taxation implications, future care needs and family requirements. It also requires wills, powers of attorney and other instruments that will stand up to scrutiny. 

A comprehensive Estate and Personal Planning package is also available with guidance notes and information sheets for wills, powers of attorney and Advance Care Directives.

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What Client's Say

Our family decided to engage Sandy Donaldson at DW Fox Tucker Lawyers to assist us with navigating a very complex estate and succession planning process involving multiple businesses, land holdings and other interests that required the creation of numerous legal documents relating to business structuring, trusts, shareholdings, control of assets, taxation of assets, future family care needs and other family arrangements. 

Having relied on DW Fox Tucker to help grow and protect our family’s business interests for many years now, it was a logical step to engage their specialist expertise for personal matters, and we’re so glad we did. Sandy’s ability to interpret complex issues and, in collaboration with us, come up with legal solutions that we had never considered possible was incredibly impressive. We also really appreciated the respectful way he handled such a sensitive matter for our family. 

Whilst it was a difficult process to undertake, it is reassuring to know the appropriate measures are now in place to ensure that when the time comes, there is a smooth transition that respects our wishes to the next generation of our family.

Sandy is clearly a brilliant lawyer, and we have no hesitation in recommending his and DW Fox Tucker’s services to others who need assistance with complex estate and succession planning matters.

Andrew and Julie Koch

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers has provided tremendous legal support to our company for many years, so it was without hesitation that we decided to seek their help to manage our personal affairs as well. Our key contact, Amy Bishop, put us in touch with Sandy Donaldson to discuss estate planning matters that would ensure the future needs of our family were met. From the first meeting, we felt at ease with Sandy, who was always very professional and respectful. He diligently worked through our family's requirements and the various legal options that would protect our interests and ensure our children's future needs were well cared for.

It is no surprise that Sandy is widely regarded as one of the best lawyers in South Australia for his fields of law. We highly recommend him and DW Fox Tucker Lawyers to anyone seeking advice for complex estate planning matters.

James and Natalie Devenport

I have worked with Mark Minarelli from DW Fox Tucker Lawyers on a number of matters since 2011. I found Mark to be friendly, competent and we have a very good working relationship. He has always acted in my and my client’s best interest, his advice has always been considered and practical. His knowledge and experience demonstrated over the years allow me to recommend him to others who may wish to use his and DW Fox Tucker’s services.

Robert Crane ACA, CFP

Wise Owl Financial

I have known Mark for many years and he has handled all my family’s legal matters for over a decade. He is extremely attentive to detail and efficient in answering all queries in a timely manner. He is thorough and trustworthy and always respectful and professional. I have been very happy with his services and will continue to deal with Mark and his legal team in the future.

Andrea Gonis

Over the space of more than 40 years, Mark Minarelli has acted for our family in all legal matters from property purchases for our business and other business and private matters, wills for my wife and I (with as-needed updates) and all other legal matters. We have valued his advice and highly recommend Mark and DW Fox Tucker Lawyers.

Allan and Roslyn Steffensen

I would sincerely like to thank Lecia Wood from DW Fox Tucker Lawyers for her support in helping us through a difficult time.

Myself, along with my family are involved in an inheritance claim against my late Mother’s Estate which has been emotionally draining to say the least.

Lecia’s extensive professional knowledge has put my mind at ease and given me a sense of calmness working through our matter.

Lecia is responsive to my questions, keeps me well informed and delivers all information and documents on time.  Her guidance, patience and prompt communications are making this long, tedious process easier to deal with.

She explains strategies, recommendations, and procedures thoroughly and shows a strong desire to help.

Lecia has always shown a personal, compassionate, genuine, and caring nature and has given me reassurance whenever I’ve had overwhelming feelings of helplessness regarding our matter.

I would highly recommend engaging Lecia’s services, should you require a Special Council with a high level of expertise.  

She is a credit to your profession and a valuable asset to your company.

Thank you once again Lecia Wood.

Toni Centofanti