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NFP Legal Services

Expert advice and legal direction

Having a trusted legal advisor with expertise and experience and knowledge of your sector is critical to Boards and CEOs.

Community Business Australia works closely with, and is supported by, Joanne O’Brien and her team.

Joanne O’Brien has an extensive practice across the not-for-profit sector, acting for a range of organisations, including charities, community businesses, churches, peak bodies and associations.

Working with Community Business Australia, Joanne provides practical advice and legal solutions to not for profits operating in an increasingly competitive environment.

Joanne advises Boards, CEOs and senior management teams on a diverse range of matters

Joanne has a proven understanding of the regulatory and commercial environments and can assist with:

  • Reviewing and improving Constitutions
  • Organisational restructuring
  • Converting from one legal structure to another
  • Partnerships and consortium arrangements
  • Mergers, amalgmations and aquisitions
  • Funding contracts
  • Tax endorsements
  • Legal compliance and risk management

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Meet our NFP Legal Consultant

Paul Paxton-Hall

NFP Legal Advisor

Paxton-Hall Lawyers

With more than 40 years, Paul Paxton-Hall is one of Brisbane’s foremost legal minds in the commercial, estate planning and not-for-profit areas of the law. His focus on professional excellence, outstanding client service and commitment to client interest have been the hallmarks of his legal career.

Paul has a keen attention to detail and endeavours to provide practical business to complex legal problems. He is a strategic thinker with a focus on outcome rather than process.

Paul is the chair of the Queensland Law Society’s not-for-profit committee, a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a member of both the Society of Tax and Estate Planning Lawyers and the Taxation Institute of Australia. He holds a number of not-for-profit directorships as well.

Does your organisation need expert assistance with Legal matters?

Contact CBA now to discuss how we can help you address your organisation’s legal matters.