With over 25  years’ experience Special Counsel Leigh Adams has substantial skills and expertise in succession planning, asset protection, leasing and asset finance arrangements and establishing business and corporate structures.

He acts  for a wide range of clients including individuals, accountants, financial planners, other law firms and small to medium sized enterprises. His clients include  financiers and family business owners in setting up their succession arrangements. He documents limited recourse loan facilities and is well known for his personal estate planning advice. Leigh  frequently advises on security agreements of all types, including those involving the sale of equipment.

Leigh served on the Business Law Committee of the Law Society of NSW for several years and as a member of the Business Law Sub-Committee, assisted in drafting the personal property securities clauses of the current NSW contract for sale for business.

Leigh is often engaged by professional bodies and interest groups to speak at various legal conferences, seminars and webinars on matters such as planning for business succession and the purchase and sale of businesses.

Recent work:

  • Putting in place substantial security documents for prominent Western Australian and Victorian finance companies.
  • Negotiating and documenting a family succession plan for a  large Sydney real estate agency.
  • Advising on and implementing an extensive personal estate plan for a wealthy Australian businessman resident in Hong Kong.
  • Advising clients on limited recourse borrowing arrangements.
  • Acting for major US exporter in documenting a distribution agreement with its Australian affiliate.