If you’re looking for legal advice for your business, estate planning or property, JMC Lawyers’ approach is based on understanding and empathy combined with knowledge and experience. They offer a tailored service based on your circumstances and objectives, with professionalism and expertise from your first consultation.

Combining a contemporary and modern approach with a warm and inviting mindset, the professional and experienced JMC team delivers a new way of navigating legal matters. From advice on the formation, management and conduct of a company, including reorganisation and restructuring, to shareholder rights, mergers, and acquisitions, they can help by offering a simple and clear direction.

If your legal requirements involve buying or selling a business, JMC Lawyers will guide you through the entire transaction process and assist with negotiations, preparation of contracts and business sale agreements, transfer of licenses, commercial leases, registration with regulatory bodies and more.

If you need legal advice regarding Guarantors, the serious nature of a guarantee usually requires independent legal advice. JMC Lawyers can help you understand the risks and benefits, and terms and conditions, as well as providing all necessary Legal Practitioner Certificates. They can also assist you through the process of discharging a guarantee.
With specialist knowledge in both conveyancing and property law, JMC Lawyers is not only able assist you with the purchase and transfer of residential and commercial property, we also have expertise to help resolve the more complex legal issues that can sometimes arise during the property sale and purchase process. Their services include:

- The sale and purchase of vacant land, residential properties and commercial properties

- Applications for residential and commercial subdivisions

- Transfers between related parties

- Transfers to and from Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

- Caveats

    For those looking to plan ahead and build a foundation for the future, estate planning is an important step. This overarching strategy not only covers your Will and other important documents, it records your choices such as who will have authority over your financial and health decisions should you not be in a position to decide these things yourself. JMC Lawyers can help you to prepare a comprehensive estate plan that best represents your wishes, including:

    - Wills (a properly drafted, up-to-date legal Will is the best way for you to communicate and record exactly how you want your estate to be distributed.)

    - General Power of Attorney (appointing someone else with the power to make financial and/or personal decisions on your behalf for specific matters or a limited period of time)

    - Enduring Power of Attorney (authorising a person/s to make financial and/or personal decisions on your behalf, medically and financially – in the event that you can no longer do so yourself)

    - Appointment of medical treatment decision maker (allows someone to make medical decisions only)

    Binding death benefit nominations (a legal nomination that allows you to record who is to receive your superannuation benefit in the event of your passing.

    - Grant of Probate (a legal document that authorises an executor/s to manage the estate of a deceased person)

    - Letters of Administration (allow the Court to appoint a person to manage and distribute a deceased's assets)

    - Application by surviving proprietor (legal personal representative)

      THE TEAM

      JONATHAN McCARTHY – Principal

      Founded in the place and community he loves, Jonathan established JMC Lawyers on the Mornington Peninsula with a key goal in mind – to give back and deliver high end legal services with a more personalised approach.

      Whether it be Wills and Power of Attorney, or Business and Company Law. Jonathan is dedicated to deep diving into the legal detail. Ensuring his clients feel safe and secure in the knowledge that every element has been taken care of and nothing has been neglected.

      A general commercial and business lawyer, Jonathan worked for many years in Collins Street. ‘Doing the hard yards’ in the city before establishing his own practice on the Mornington Peninsula, where he grew up.

      Jonathan’s passion for the law began when he studied Criminology at Melbourne University, and a Law Degree at Monash University shortly after. Completing his Articles in 2007 at the top end of town, Jonathan began his law experience effectively ‘living at the Rialto’. Trained at a really high level and programmed to perform, Jonathan gained extensive experience managing the complex legal aspects of high end commercial and business transactions.

      But Jonathan’s passion for human rights drove him to become an equally strong advocate for others. Devoting a lot of time to supporting and doing pro bono work with the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service in Alice Springs. He was based there for a number of years as a senior civil lawyer and acting Principal Legal Officer. Also working on the Royal Commission as the instructing solicitor for children in detention centres, managing the court hearings.

      KIM HENSLE  - Senior Law Clerk

      With over 25 years of experience and practice in various roles, Kim’s vast expertise includes Conveyancing, Property Transfers and Subdivisions. Her unique experience includes multi-Lot Subdivisions, Retirement Village Transfers, Boat Shed Transfers, Sale and Purchase of City Apartments, Farming and Primary Production Land and Wineries.

      Well-practiced in assisting clients with Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate matters, Kim has a caring nature and is an avid advocate for the elderly, bringing a genuine compassion and empathy to clients.

      Kim has lived and worked on the Mornington Peninsula for 30 years and has great local knowledge from Mount Eliza to Portsea and surrounds.

      AILSA WEBB - Lawyer

      The newest member of the JMC Lawyers team, Ailsa holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Linguistics from the University of Melbourne and a Juris Doctor Master of Laws from Monash University. A recent law graduate and junior lawyer, Ailsa has a strong academic background combined with experience as a paralegal and legal assistant in both barristers’ chambers and large city law firm offices. A passionate advocate of social justice, she has volunteered at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, and served on the Monash Graduate Association Executive Committee, the peak representative body for graduate students at Monash University.

      So let’s start a conversation.

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