"I really enjoy working with my clients to solve their legal problems but more importantly, to understand their businesses and add value where I can. I may be able to add value by introducing them to an opportunity, a business contact or in structuring their deal."
Jeff likes working as part of a client’s team. He brings many years of legal and commercial experience to their team which complements their own experience and their deep knowledge of their own business. He will brainstorm a project with the client, and seek to identify their commercial objectives so that the legal solutions are developed accordingly.
Jeff’s practice is in corporate and commercial law; particularly mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and corporate governance advice. He advises on initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary equity raisings, private equity investments, schemes of arrangement and takeovers, as well as provide advice to company boards, both listed and unlisted.
Moxey Farms — acted for the Moxey Family, which operates the largest single site dairy farm in Australia, in a joint venture with Leppington Pastoral Company, Freedom Foods and New Hope Group.
Bluestone Group — initially acted for a private equity group in 2006 which invested in Bluestone, a mortgage origination and securitisation group, before acting for Bluestone on various transactions including 2 further private equity deals, a roll-up to the UK and then a sale of its Australian operations to another private equity group wanting full ownership of a mortgage originator in Australia.
Class Limited — acted for Class, a self-managed superannuation fund software provider, in its initial public offering and listing on ASX.
Phoenix Bridge — acted for Phoenix Bridge in the successful takeover of Anchor Resources in 2019.
Doyle's Guide — Leading Business & Commercial Lawyers: Leading — NSW — 2022
Doyle’s Guide — Leading Corporate Lawyers: Recommended — NSW — 2019
Doyle’s Guide — Leading Corporate/M&A Lawyers (Small & Mid-Market Matters): Recommended — NSW — 2017
Committees and memberships
Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Member, Australian Venture Capital Association
Member, Rotary Club of Sydney
Bachelor of Commerce/Laws, University of New South Wales
Master of Laws, University of Sydney
“Your wise counsel was invaluable in helping us to navigate through the various hostile shoals we encountered to bring the transaction to a successful conclusion.
The quality of legal advice was outstanding and your contribution to the commercial outcome was immense.”