Cone Marshall Continues To Lead The Field

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.

Karen Marshall and Geoffrey Cone: The Brains behind Cone Marshall’s Success

Cone Marshall is a trust and international tax law firm established in 1999. It principals are Geoffrey Cone and Karen Marshall and its offices are at the Parnell House, Level 3 in Auckland, New Zealand. The firm can be contacted through their website or via telephone on +64 9 307 3950.Their main area of business is to offer its client’s tax planning and global wealth advice and help them establish partnerships, companies and New Zealand trusts. Cone Marshall strives to operate under the highest principles of trust and tax transparency and at the same time provide its customers with the most trusted advice on trust law and international tax.
Karen Marshall has a long history in the law industry having worked for ten years in a law firm in London. Her specialty at the law firm in London was Commercial Litigation. She made her move to Cone Marshall in 2005 and was made principal in 2006. She is very experienced in managing trusts in general and utilizes the experience by acting as an advisor to statutory trustee companies.

Geoffrey Cone has been in the business of providing trust and trustee management and international tax and trust planning services since 1980. His skills in the business earned him the tag Quintessential Tax Lawyer in an article that serves as a Law Firm and Experts Directory. Geoffrey has also not been one without an opinion about New Zealand’s tax system and its corporate sector with particular regard to the banking industry. In 2012, he posted an article titled ‘Model of Tax Transparency’ on social media with the hope that it would get rid of the idea that New Zealand had a secretive banking industry and that it was a tax haven. He made certain that he let people know that New Zealand followed strictly the principles that were outlined in the gold standard for transparency in the 2002 OCED (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) model agreement exchange of data relating to tax.

Mr. Geoffrey Cone also sought to let people know why New Zealand had seen an influx in foreign trusts in the recent past stating that it was because of people’s view of New Zealand as a safe country to have their trusts administered in. He continued to add that the country’s good laws and substantial professional and legal infrastructure had a part to play in causing the increase in the number of foreign trusts.