Matthew Burgess co-founded a specialist firm in 2014, having been a partner of one of Australia’s leading independent law firms for over 12 years.
Matthew’s passion is helping clients successfully achieve their goals.
Matthew specialises in trusts, tax, estate and succession planning, providing strategic advice to business owners and high net worth individuals, and have been recognised in the ‘Best Lawyers’ list since 2014 in relation to trusts and estates.
While a significant focus of Matthew’s practice is on small to medium enterprises and private business owners, the growth in this area in recent years has meant that he also regularly works on transactions with listed companies.
In part leveraging off the skills he has developed working in the SME market space, Matthew has been the catalyst in developing a number of innovative legal products for advisers and their clients; including establishing Australia's first virtual law firm.
Matthew is sought after as a presenter by many industry associations, accounting firms, financial advisers and commercial businesses, often speaking to the popular ‘www’ theme (why the wealthy win). The www series of presentations builds on the lessons Matthew has taken while acting for a significant percentage of the members of BRW Rich List since the late 1990s.
In early 2006 he gave away the family television (effectively replicating for his children the TV free upbringing he had). In his newfound spare time, Matthew started publishing a collection of illustrated children’s stories. These books are in addition to his published law related books, including ‘Inside Stories’ – the consolidated book of legal blog posts since 2010.