Sam joined Estate First Lawyers in 2010. He commenced as a junior law clerk and steadily rose through the ranks, learning all aspects of the Estate First’s legal services. Despite working full time, Sam graduated in the top 2% of law students in his year. Sam’s legal experience includes the breadth of estate law, from estate administration to estate planning. Often playfully dubbed ‘boy genius’ by the industry, Sam is one of the up and coming young lawyers being recognised as a future leader in succession and tax law.
Education & Credentials
Sam was admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Qld in 2020. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting major) in 2016 and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours in 2018 from the University of Queensland. He also completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. Sam is a member of the Queensland Law Society.
Sam has dedicated his legal career to the complex area of estate planning law. He has a strong knowledge of tax law and finance, which is of great value in estate planning, especially where entities such as trusts (including testamentary trusts), companies and super funds are involved. Sam is proficient at advising on all aspects of estate planning law and is also able to advise on asset protection strategies for clients in risk positions. He also has experience in estate administration, where his empathetic approach with clients is appreciated.
Sam also heads up the operational management of the firm, including precedent development, legal compliance and file work systems and processes. His work ethic and rigorous quality management has contributed to the consistently high feedback ratings we receive from clients for our legal services.
- Lawyer & Associate
- LLB (Hons)
- BCom (Acc)
- G. Dip. L. Prac.
- Member, Qld Law Society
- Tax & business structures
- Estate planning (simple to complex)
- Testamentary Trusts in Wills
- Protective Trusts & Special Disability Trusts in Wills
- Enduring powers of attorney & health directives
- Asset protection strategies
- Estate administration
- Managing IT systems & business processes
"Sam and the team at Estate First are absolutely world class. Sam was flexible, professional, and extremely diligent in preparing our work. From his response to our initial enquiry, through to our closing meeting, it was a delight to work with Sam and his team. If you are considering having any work done at this firm, I would highly recommend you go ahead, and hopefully you’ll also get to sign your final documentation in the New York City themed meeting room, like we did. Thanks again, Sam and team."
"From first contact to eventual signing of wills, we were given expert advice and given options we never knew existed. All fees were explained and upfront with no hidden costs. Our Lawyer Sam, explained everything fully, so we understood everything. Gave us some good sound advice, which we were comfortable with. I now have peace of mind knowing our assets are going where we intend. Thanks Sam for being caring and understanding."
"I can highly recommend estate first lawyers for outstanding professional advice. Simple explanation, our wishes respected and very relevant advice. Sam was professional, very knowledgeable, personable and a pleasure to deal with. We felt assured that we had the best advice available and were extremely happy with the outcome."