Ben McTaggart is a specialist corporate and commercial lawyer whose practice includes mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity investment, angel/seed/start-up investment, secured lending & borrowing transactions and general commercial advisory.
He is an excellent technical lawyer with a deep understanding of the commercial factors that shape and influence decision making in corporate transactions. His clients value his honesty, creativity and dedication and he has built strong long-term relationships by taking the time to understand their businesses and focusing on the outcomes that actually matter to his clients.
Ben has acted for individuals, SMEs and large corporations across a range of industries and is passionate about delivering expert legal services in a clear, structured and straightforward way.
He has substantial international and cross-border experience, having also practised law in the United Kingdom and New Zealand and enjoys the challenge of delivering simple solutions to complex problems. Ben’s unique combination of technical skills and practical experience means he is perfectly placed to help clients formulate and execute high-risk, high-value and complex transactions.
Ben has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from QUT and Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law.
Ben gives a lot of his time to mentoring other lawyers in the legal profession and is a member of the North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club.
Ben also enjoys a game of social cricket when he can.
Mary Grant is an accomplished corporate and business lawyer and a key legal advisor to a range of local and national businesses. Her clients value her positive and pragmatic approach toward resolving legal issues and her coveted ability to collaborate between the client, their trusted advisors and key stakeholders.
She has extensive knowledge and expertise in various areas of corporate and business law, including mergers and acquisitions, business acquisitions and disposals, business structuring, commercial transactions and shareholder arrangements.
Mary’s knowledge and expertise also extends to commercial and retail leasing across multiple jurisdictions, after years of acting for listed aggregators with large lease portfolios.
Her experience spans across several industry sectors including childcare, veterinary, retail, food services, software and technology, building and infrastructure.
Mary is passionate about and enjoys guiding early-stage and high-growth businesses from inception to maturity, having acted for start-ups, investors, founders and family businesses as well as SMEs, shareholders, directors, partnerships and listed companies.
Mary has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Bond University and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Mary is the President of YP Gold Coast, a leading professional advocacy group which aims to grow the city’s corporate culture through exclusive networking events and opportunities for mentorship and business development.
Mary is also an avid touch football player and a member of the Palm Beach Touch Football Association.