JCU Business Bites – May 2020

Presented by Renee Bennett
Date

May 19, 2020

Time

10:00a.m.

Location

Zoom Webinar

$50 ($50.00 non-members)

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Estate & Business Succession Planning – what is it and why is it important to you?

“There is no one size that fits all for estate plans. Each of us has different needs and motivations. Having a Will is just part of the story. Whether your needs are simple or complex, failing to have a properly prepared plan can be stressful and expensive for your family and loved ones.

Renee Bennett, Co Vice President of TBWC and Partner of Wilson/ryan/grose lawyers will lead you through the nuts and bolts of estate planning for individuals and succession planning for businesses. Renee practises solely in this area of law and is widely recognised as one of Queensland’s leading succession lawyers. She will be sharing her insights gained over many years to explain what is estate planning and business succession planning and why it is important for all of us.”

FREE for members and $50 for non members

Key Takeaways

  • The objective is for our members and guests to walk away with a few strategies they can implement into their own lives or businesses.
  • There is no one size that fits all for estate plans. Each of us has different needs and motivations. Having a Will is just part of the story.

About Renee Bennett

Renee is a Partner of wilson/ryan/grose and heads our Succession Law Workgroup. Renee is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Succession Law. She practises solely in Succession Law, encompassing Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Trust and Estate Litigation and Guardianship matters. Renee joined the Firm as an Articled Clerk in 2000 before being appointed as an Associate in 2004 and a Partner in 2007. Renee is regularly invited to present on Succession Law related topics at legal and accounting conferences. Renee is also an Adjunct Lecturer in the Masters of Law Program at the College of Law.  Renee is a member of the Queensland Law Society Succession Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee. Her clients range from individuals to families to businesses and corporations regarding their Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning and Estate Litigation needs. Renee has also been appointed by the Court as a Court Appointed Administrator in contentious estates. Outside of the office, Renee provides legal assistance to charitable organisations and provides pro bono services.  She served for many years as a Director of Cootharinga North Queensland and as a Committee Member of STEP Qld. Renee was appointed a Notary Public in 2017 after being granted a Notarial Faculty by the Arch Bishop of Canterbury through his Court, The Court of Faculties, London.  Renee’s appointment as a Notary Public is testament of her high standing in the legal and business community. Renee has been continuously recognised over the last several years by Doyle’s Guide as one of the State’s leading Succession Law practitioners.


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