Firm says new head is a “straight talker who is 100% committed to providing the highest quality of legal service
Smith had led Macpherson Kelley’s private client team in NSW, and had been a principal lawyer at the firm for a decade. He has worked in wills, estates and estate litigation for more than 30 years.
“Warren brings a wealth of experience to our firm, and his addition to our award-wining team only further strengthens our private client offering,” Keypoint Law CEO Warren Kalinko said. “He is a straight talker who is 100% committed to providing the highest quality of legal service, and his long-standing client and referrer relationships are testament to this.”
A wills and estates specialist accredited by the NSW Law Society, Smith has advised single parents, professional couples, seniors, high net worth clients, company directors, small business owners, parents with children with disabilities, executors, administrators, guardians, trustees, and lawyers.
He is part of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Smith’s appointment at Keypoint Law comes after that of estate planning practitioner Rosemary Carreras, who joined the firm as a consulting principal last month.
Hailing from Coleman Greig Lawyers, where she led the estates team, Carreras has a wealth of experience in all aspects of estate planning and administration. Over the past 20+ years, her clients have included business owners and individuals involved in complex family situations.
She is an expert in family inheritance and succession planning matters. A full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, she is a Family Business Australia-accredited advisor as well.
“I’m thrilled to be joining such a highly respected and innovative national firm. What drew me to Keypoint is its unique operating model which will arm me with complete flexibility and autonomy over all the business decisions affecting how I engage with and service my clients,” Carreras explained.
Kalinko praised Carreras’ “professional and compassionate approach,” as well as her careful consideration of clients’ legal needs.
“Rosemary’s joining further strengthens our already considerable national estate planning team, which is recognised by Doyle’s Guide as one of the leading practices in this area,” Kalinko said.