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Paul Summers

Partner

Office: +61 8 9420 8222
Direct: +61 8 9420 8299
Mobile: +61 412311133
paul.summers@summerslegal.com.au

Lead Counsel-Commercial, Corporate and Property

Paul is the founder and principal of Summers Legal Pty Ltd (an incorporated legal practice) and has been a legal practitioner since 1985. He heads the Property Commercial, Business, Corporate and Elder Law division of the Firm.

Paul has over 30 years of extensive experience in all aspects of property, corporate, commercial business and elder law.

He provides advice on complex property transactions, syndication, joint ventures and financing; structuring of new business projects, commercial and corporate contacts and a wide range of estates and asset structuring matters.

His clients include some of Perth’s largest property developers, many leading small-medium sized companies, prominent high net worth individuals, accounting, financial planning and mortgage broking firms.

Paul has acted in many complex property and business transactions.

Paul has acted as a director of many corporations including ASX listed companies, not for profit and incorporated associations. He continues to undertake directorships predominantly in the mining and resources sector providing strategic corporate and governance advice to fellow board members.

Areas of Expertise
Property

  • Acquisition and disposal
  • Syndication/joint ventures
  • Development/subdivision
  • Leasing and licencing
  • Security and borrowing
  • High rise / Strata titles.

Commercial, Business

  • Commercial transactions
  • Structuring, asset protection
  • Asset purchase and disposal
  • Business sale and acquisition
  • Intellectual property
  • Franchising
  • Liquor licensing.

Elder Law

  • Estate and succession planning
  • Trust and Wills
  • Powers of Attorney/Guardianship
  • Private care agreements.

Corporate

  • Corporate advisory
  • Commercial transactions
  • Mining and resources
  • Board advice, directorship
  • Corporate governance
  • Private equity
  • M&A
  • Joint ventures, equity /debt funding
  • Company and trust structuring.

Education

  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence UWA
  • Bachelor of Laws UWA

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of WA (1985)
  • High Court Australia (1986)

Please contact the Team at Summers Legal today.