Lara is a Partner and leads the Family Law & Wills & Estate Planning division at Madison Marcus Law Firm.
Lara has experience in a wide variety of estate planning matters involving acting for institutional clients, private clients and high net worth individuals.
Lara has extensive knowledge and experience in relation to complex corporate, asset and trust structures and the setting up of intricate Testamentary Trusts and all aspects of estate planning. Lara’s in depth experience in this area enables her to assist clients to put in place an effective Estate Plan to preserve their intergenerational wealth.
Lara’s strengths are not only technical skill and experience but more importantly her ability to relate to the individual client in a way that fosters a relationship of trust, understanding and respect. This attribute is extremely powerful in the area of Family Law where clients are not only searching for a technically skilled lawyer but also a lawyer who can guide them through an emotionally taxing experience through compassion, care and understanding. These skills build a foundation for a strong and long lasting relationship with the client.
Lara’s experience has seen her act for both fathers and mothers in both parenting and property settlements in highly contentious litigated matters as well as in consent matters. Her philosophy is that a matter finalised as quickly and cost effectively as possible creates a happy client and one who can move on with their lives and rebuild it. Lara has a real passion for helping her clients reframe their situation in a way that helps them navigate the difficulties they face and become more empowered so they can move forward.
Being trained as a mediator Lara has effective communication and interpersonal skills that allow her to understand what really matters to her clients and to put the strategy together to best achieve her client’s needs.
In 2015, Lara completed a Masters of Law specialising in Family Law.
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