PETER SORENSEN is an Honours graduate from Sydney University Law School. He founded the firm in Crows Nest in 1970. Nine Years later TONY BROWN, a graduate in Arts and Law from the University of NSW, joined the firm as a Partner.
PETER SORENSEN practices in conveyancing, leases, wills & probate, commercial law. He has undertaken pro bono work for which he received an award from The Law Society. A well-known yachtsman, Peter was awarded the Order Of Australia medal in 2001 for services to yachting and charity.
TONY BROWN practices in all aspects of small to medium business, all types of civil litigation, family law, wills and estates including contested estates and estate administration. Tony is an active yachtsman, regularly competing in his Etchells class yacht in races on Sydney Harbour.
At Sorensen and Brown, Peter and Tony work with JULIE DAVIS and AMELIA GAVAGNIN.
CONVEYANCING - COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL
Buying or selling a residential or commercial property requires a clear understanding of contractual rights and obligations from the time of sale or purchase, through to organising Settlement, including lenders’ requirements, negotiating special terms and conditions, appropriate searches, and Stamp Duty.
Commercial leases often involve extensive periods of time and large amounts of money in rent and other outgoings. A commercial lease should be in writing, so that both parties know the full details of their rights and responsibilities under the lease. We draft or examine leases to make sure they will safely cover your arrangement into the future.
Divorce; Children's matters; Child Support Matters; Spousal Maintenance; Property Settlements.
Is your Partner preventing you from seeing your child? Are you in dispute about residence or ‘property’ matters? Do you need assistance relating to an Application for Contravention (by your Partner or ex-Partner) of Children's Orders, or with an Application for a Variation to the Orders? We can help.
DEFACTO RELATIONSHIP LAW
Do you really know if you are a De Facto Partner of a person, for all Legal purposes? Or do you just think that you are?
Advice given in the following areas:
* Business & Transaction Structure;
* Product Licences;
* Distributorship Agreements;
* Service Agreements;
* Consultancy Agreements;
* Employment Agreements;
* Advertising: Sponsorships and Marketing Rights;
* Franchising Law; and
* Trade Practices Act.
Legal assistance in claims involving:
* Misleading and deceptive conduct under the Trade Practices Act and under the Fair Trading Act;
* Unconscionable and unjust conduct under the Trade Practices Act;
* Breaches of the Corporations Law;
* Contractual disputes;
* Failure to properly advise contracting parties of known or anticipated risks where there is a duty to do so;
* Professional Negligence; and
POWER OF ATTORNEY
An Enduring Powers of Attorney is a vitally important document for anyone over the age of 18 years. Should you become incapable of managing your own affairs through injury or illness, who would you appoint to step in on your behalf and for your benefit, to manage your affairs until such time as you were in a position to resume control? It is important to give careful consideration as to how an Enduring Powers of Attorney should be set up to suit your particular circumstances.
WILLS and ESTATE PLANNING
It is important that everyone over the age of 18 years has a current Will. With extensive experience and knowledge in contemporary estate issues, we are able to give you the best advice and assistance in preparing your Will.
Increasingly, taxation, superannuation issues, and business structures, such as companies and family trusts, impact on how Wills are drafted. Our firm’s association with specialist Taxation and Superannuation lawyers enables us to give detailed and specific advice tailored to your circumstances.
We act for both executors representing an estate which has been claimed against and people claiming that adequate provision hasn't been made for them in a will or that the will is not valid.
We have been acting as executors or assisting executors in administering deceased estates for over 40 years. We are currently administering a number of estate on an ongoing basis.