Jonathan Casson

Partner | Sydney Office
+61 2 9390 8316 | +61 414 909 832
[email protected]

Jonathan heads up our Business Corporate and Commercial Group and our Third Sector: NFP and Social Enterprise Group in Sydney.

As a transactional lawyer, Jonathan has more than 25 years international and domestic experience. He acts for both private and public sector clients across a wide range of industries and work with their boards and CEOs to advise and assist in their growth and development.

In particular, Jonathan has specialist knowledge in structuring business activities, advising on corporate constitutional and strategic issues, commercial contracts and terms of trade, trade practices and intellectual property.

Jonathan also has expertise in relation to investment in Australian real property, corporations and businesses and he can assist with all aspects of the migration process including identifying the best visa for each individual and their families. (Migration Agent Registration Number 0316983). Many international businesses have benefited from his assistance in establishing local operations in Australia and relocating essential staff to this country.  Likewise already established businesses in Australia find it very useful to seek and bring in overseas talent to enhance their business offerings. 

For third sector organisations, Jonathan's experience is wide ranging; from specialist professional associations and community organisations, to large national charities and peak industry bodies with household names. He advises here on vital issues including their structure, protecting their tax status and governance and membership issues, as well as their commercial, intellectual property and business sustainability issues.

[fa icon="chevron-down"] Approach
Jonathan and his team practice collaboratively so they get to understand their clients’ businesses, how they work and the nuances needed for successful working relationships. Consequently they are able to work proactively and effectively on matters as they materialise. This approach has led to successful client relationships spanning many years. 
[fa icon="chevron-down"] Areas of Expertise
Asset Protection, Business Operating Agreements; Consumer Protection, Corporate Structuring and Business Relationship Agreements; Corporate Governance;  Franchising, Intellectual Property; Migration & Foreign Investment; Private and Public Mergers and Acquisitions; and Trade Practises Advice. 
[fa icon="chevron-down"] Professional Memberships
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member Australian Compliance Institute
  • American Bar Association – Nonprofits section
  • Law Council of Australia
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia
  • Commercial Law Association