With the new addition, half of the firm's partnership is now composed of women
Melbourne-based boutique firm Kalus Kenny Intelex (KKI) has promoted the head of its estate planning and wealth protection team to partner.
With the addition of Kimi Shah as the firm’s 10th partner, the 50% of the firm’s partnership is now composed of female lawyers.
“Our partnership shows that we do rather than talk,” KKI partner Sven Burchartz said, adding that the ratio is about merit rather than quotas. “At the moment we have 23 lawyers, 17 are female. So, I think it’s a safe bet that in the future, there will be far more female than male partners!”
In her practice, Shah advises on complex estate planning, business succession planning, trust disputes, intergenerational structuring, family law disputes, probate applications and general estate administration. She has been instrumental in international succession planning for high-net-worth clients and administered estates in excess of $30m.
She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. After a stint at KHQ Lawyers, she returned to KKI in 2019, and has spearheaded KKI’s estate planning and wealth protection practice since then.
“Timing is all about milestones and next steps. Having taken the firm’s estates practice from a standing start two years ago to now four people and growing, Kimi’s impact on the firm and our clients has been outstanding,” Burchartz said.
He explained the promotion was a natural response to Shah’s “responsive, progressive and highly skilled” services.
“Becoming a partner is recognition as well as being an important step in the continued growth of the firm and the depth of KKI’s services to our clients,” he said.
Shah officially joined the partnership on 1 September.