More than 25 years have passed since Mark Minarelli achieved his Masters in Corporate & Finance Law and embarked on what can only be described as an exceptional career, during which he has become a specialist in a wide variety of professional arenas. Today as one of our directors, Mark is regularly sought-after for his high calibre skillset in wills and estate planning, property and commercial law, with large corporate clients and private individuals alike asking for him by name.

Without a doubt, one of Mark’s main focuses is wills and estate planning, and his detailed knowledge across all aspects of the law speaks for itself. He has countless successes and satisfied clients following his work on complex estate planning and succession, wills of all shapes and sizes, disputed estates, powers of attorney, guardianship, trusts, wealth structuring, asset protection, risk management and superannuation.

There are few professionals in the wills and estates arena who have Mark’s depth of understanding and ability to navigate the legal complexities, and he’s widely regarded as a master at guiding his clients safely through those complexities in order to properly protect their future. Mark would be the first to explain that the most important ingredient of successful outcomes is taking the time, right at the start, to fully understand the client’s state of affairs and objectives, so their needs can be fully met with professionally tailored legal solutions.

Mark’s legal expertise extends extensively into commercial transactions, property, joint ventures, technology commercialisation and business succession, with a particular focus on property law for small-to-medium enterprises and individuals. In fact, there are few, if any, property issues or transactions that Mark hasn’t successfully navigated and resolved to the full satisfaction of his clients.

Through his many years of practice, Mark has shown that astute, specific and cost-effective advice is integral to achieving the objectives of his clients – be they big business, small business, or private individual – and he is renowned for his proactive approach, his ability to manage multiple needs, and his commitment to forearming clients with the highly strategic advice required to make informed decisions.

Mark's Featured Articles

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April 10, 2020 The Issue of Capacity
Wills & Estate Planning
June 22, 2018 Powers of Attorney
Wills & Estate Planning
June 22, 2018 Making a Will
Wills & Estate Planning
June 22, 2018 Advance Care Directives
Wills & Estate Planning
March 26, 2018 The Benefits of Incorporating a Testamentary Trust in Your Will
Wills & Estate Planning
March 26, 2018 Wills
Wills & Estate Planning
December 21, 2017 In the Estate of Linda Vera Frencken (Deceased) [2017] SASC 160
Wills & Estate Planning
October 31, 2017 So You’ve Been Appointed as an Executor…….Now What?
Wills & Estate Planning
October 31, 2017 Succession Law: Tiburzi v Butler [2017] SASCFC 89 (28 July 2017)
Dispute Resolution & Insolvency Wills & Estate Planning
December 16, 2016 Electronic Conveyancing
Conveyancing Property
December 16, 2016 Inheritance Disputes
Dispute Resolution & Insolvency Wills & Estate Planning
July 01, 2016 Sale of Land on or After 1 July?
Property Tax
May 26, 2016 Wills for Different Countries
International Business Wills & Estate Planning
May 26, 2016 Aged Care - Estate Planning and Substitute Decision-Making
Health & Aged Care Wills & Estate Planning
February 15, 2016 Family Provision Claims in South Australia
Wills & Estate Planning
December 17, 2015 Why a Solicitor Should Prepare and Witness Your Will
Wills & Estate Planning
September 07, 2015 Buying a New House?
Conveyancing Property
September 07, 2015 Caveatable Interests
September 07, 2015 Advance Care Directives
Wills & Estate Planning
May 31, 2015 Setting up an Online Business
Corporate & Commercial Intellectual Property (IP)


Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession Listing:

  • Leading Corporate & Commercial Lawyer – South Australia, 2016

What Client's Say

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

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 am a self-employed management consultant specialising in assisting lawyers and law firms to better manage their practices. For approximately ten years, I was retained by Mark Minarelli in a consultancy role to assist him in all aspects of managing his practice prior to him joining DW Fox Tucker. This gave me the opportunity to work closely with Mark and I was able to observe the manner in which he ran his practice. Mark is a dedicated, hard-working lawyer who always strives to achieve the most cost-effective outcomes for his clients. Client service and satisfaction are paramount to Mark. He goes over and beyond to achieve excellent results for his clients. I have also used Mark for a personal and very difficult commercial matter and was impressed with his relentless efforts to satisfactorily resolve this matter. I have no hesitation in recommending Mark to any prospective client.

Murray Goode

Legal Practice Management Consultant