Tony Mitchell is the chairman of the wealth protection and estate planning law group within Stacks Law Firm and a senior estate planning lawyer, as well as an all-round commercial lawyer. Since he was admitted as a solicitor in 1981, Tony’s practice has centred on securing his clients’ business assets and personal wealth against unforeseen events.
Tony’s skills and track record enable him to advise his clients on the full spectrum of commercial life, from how to establish a business, through to its sale or break-up, and all the potential issues and legal requirements that can arise between.
Tony’s ability to identify his clients’ key issues quickly, and to break these down into single components, greatly helps his clients to understand their legal situations and choices for action.
When his clients need guidance on their commercial activities, Tony provides thorough advice on how to structure and document transactions to achieve the best outcomes. He also advises business owners on their board responsibilities and directors duties, as well as receiverships and insolvency.
Tony also drafts and provides practical advice on important aspects of business activities, such as leases, tenancies, employment contracts and AWAs, and occupational health and safety.
Tony is often asked by clients to act for them on commercial disputes and litigation. This includes partnership and shareholder disputes, as well as disputes relating to contracts, construction, consumer protection, employment and dismissal issues, property and tenancies, property damage, and employment issues.
Many of Tony’s commercial matters call on his strong research, negotiation and drafting skills. For example, he acted as lead legal adviser to the developers of the Twin Towns Resort and Tweed Ultima projects at Tweed Heads – mixed residential and commercial projects of 300 lots and 260 lots respectively.
Tony also helps his clients with their tenancy issues, commercial leases and sales, residential leases and sales, subdivisions, easements, covenants and rights of access, as well as strata titles and disputes.
Tony heads our Tweed Heads and Sanctuary Cove offices. He is father to two children and a self-confessed cricket, rugby league and rugby union tragic. He is a Director of Stacks/Business and Twin Towns Services Club Limited. Tony also sits on the Rising Stars Scholarships Committee for Southern Cross University.