Cone Marshall, an international New Zealand tax and trust law firm, continues to expand their business and assist it clients in making sound financial decisions. Firm principals, Geoffrey Cone and Karen Marshall have built their business on helping international families set up New Zealand trusts, partnerships, and companies. They also provide wealth and tax planning advice to their clients.
While they do not seek out private clients, Cone Marshall work directly with attorneys, family advisors and other financial institutions that are headquartered outside of New Zealand.
In recent years New Zealand has become a popular destination for the establishment of foreign trusts. Mr. Cone states that this popularity is due to New Zealand’s stability and high-quality jurisdiction, and sound laws.
He points out that the country actively supports transparency in all of the financial dealing that are transacted there. New Zealand is a charter member of 2002 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Model Agreement on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters.
Because of these efforts, New Zealand is viewed as a trusted and safe destination to place one’s assets. The country’s reputation is one of safety and stability. With firms like Cona Marshall setting the standard for tax and trust transparency, New Zealand will continue to be seen as the premier country for international clients.
Cone Marshall applauds this move and has always, and will always, adhere to the highest standards of trust and tax transparency. By holding themselves to a higher standard, Cone Marshall can assure their clients that they are getting the best financial advice available.
Cone Marshall was founded in 1999 and is currently located in Auckland. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Karen Marshall was practicing law in London. She worked for 10 years in commercial litigation. In 2006 she became a principal in Cone Marshall, where she is an advisor to statutory trustee companies.
Geoffrey Cone has been providing international trust and tax planning to his clients since 1980. Upon graduating with honors from the University of Otago, Mr. Cone went to work for one of the leading law firms in Christchurch. He returned to Auckland in 1997 and founded Cone Marshall two years later.