Cone Marshall Changing the Face of Commercial Law in New Zealand

Cone Marshall is one of the leading law firms in New Zealand. The company has built a great reputation for itself by providing financial management solutions to both local and offshore clients. Their primary services include tax, succession, trust and administrative services. Their dedication to customers, along with their experience of nearly two decades, has seen Cone Marshall rise to be an internationally recognized law firm.


Cone Marshall works with clients, outside of New Zealand, including trustees, attorneys, private banks, and family advisors among others. The company helps these clients in planning taxes, trustees’ services and other administrative management services that help settle them while conducting business in New Zealand.


Behind the success of Cone Marshall is Karen Marshall and Geoffrey Cone. Geoffrey Cone is the founder and one of the principals at Cone Marshall. Cone attended the University of Otago in New Zealand. He graduate with a post graduate diploma in tax and trust law. He also graduated from the university with an LLB honors.


Upon graduating, Cone did not waste time before commencing practice. The year 1980 saw him join start practice in Auckland. A few years later, he moved Christchurch. Here he was offered a job as partner and head of partners at leading law firm in the area. His work here involved appearing in courts as the leading counsel. He also majored in tax, litigation and commercial law. From here, he moved to British West Indies where he practiced law for two years before moving back to Auckland. Two years after moving back to Auckland, in the year 1999, he founded Cone Marshall, the only law firm that deals with international clients on tax and trustees matters.


Six years on, Karen Marshall joined Cone Marshall. Marshall had over 10 years of experience in the field of commercial law. Her experience and dedication saw her quickly rise the ranks, and just a year later she was made principal at the firm. A position that she holds till now.


Karen is charged with the main duty of advising statutory trustees companies. Her 10 years of experience, as a commercial law litigator in London, along with the decade spent at Cone Marshall, have put her at the best position to govern the firm to greater heights.


The two principals hold a promise of reliability, dedication and transparency.


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