Macpherson Kelley elevates two to special counsel

The firm also welcomed two senior associates and two associates

Macpherson Kelley elevates two to special counsel
Elizabeth Allen, Kate Archer

Macpherson Kelley has elevated senior associates Elizabeth Allen and Kate Archer to special counsel in its latest promotions cycle.

Allen is a member of the firm’s tax and commercial groups in Brisbane. Her practice focuses on tax advisory, business structuring, and commercial law for private clients and corporate businesses.

She is also an expert in state and federal revenue laws. In addition, she provides mentorship and support to junior staff within the firm.   

Allen first joined Macpherson Kelley in 2020 after moving from Deloitte Legal, where she helped clients to address tax issues by providing accurate tax technical advice and helping to implement long-term commercially effective solutions. She also practised at McCullough Robertson.

Meanwhile, Archer has over 20 years’ experience in all areas of commercial, banking, finance, and property law. She is part of Macpherson Kelley’s commercial group in Brisbane.

She advises clients on security reviews and mortgagee recoveries, high-worth commercial acquisitions and sales, due diligence investigations, and other property transactions, including residential and commercial development and leasing. Moreover, she assists large financial institutions and mezzanine lenders on business finance transactions.

Prior to joining Macpherson Kelley in 2019, she was a senior associate at Clinton Mohr Lawyers for three years. She also held a senior position at Thomson Geer.

Macpherson Kelley also promoted Justin Bellino and Tim Puget to senior associates and elevated Emma Carr and Harry Reed to the role of associate.

“It’s fantastic to see another cohort of Macpherson Kelley lawyers reach new career milestones,” national managing principal lawyer Grant Guenther said. “It’s a testament to the results they’ve achieved for their clients and the significant contributions they’ve made to the firm as a whole.”

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