Geoffrey Cone, Principal Tax Attorney and Founder of Cone Marshall Limited


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Legal Things | Posted on 21-11-2016

Geoffrey Cone is a Tax Attorney. He is the Principal and founder of Cone Marshall Limited. This is a New Zealand based law firm that focuses on international trust and tax planning. It provides trustee and trust management services to its clients. It is the only law firm that specialises exclusively in international tax planning. Geoffrey Cone attained his LLB degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He then pursued a postgraduate diploma in tax and trust law.


Geoffery Cone started off his career in 1980 in Aukland, New Zealand. He then moved to Christchurch where he became a member and Chairman of partners in a leading law firm. Cone practised in commercial litigation, tax, and trust advisory work while at Christchurch. He made appearances in all levels of courts. Geoffery worked as a litigator in the British West Indies for over two years and later came back to practise in Auckland in 1997. He founded his practising firm by the name Cone Marshall limited in 1999.


He has a vast experience in practising legal advice to firms and individuals on matters national tax income, sales duty, and gift duty. His firm supplies structuring counsel to other law firms internationally. The firms include Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina. The company also provides affordable consultancy counsel to other major law firms in America and English that focus on tax planning and mutual investment.


Cone Marshall brought about the formation of the New Zealand Trustee Companies Association which was to bring together all the other companies in the industry to negotiate for Trustee disclosure rules with the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department. Cone Marshall was given the privilege to represent other New Zealand taxpayers in the investigations on New Zealand Revenue. The presentation was done by the Rothchild Trust Group, STEP, ITPA, and Asia Offshore Institute. Cone Marshall company provide tax and trust management services to its clients who range from Individuals, Organisations, and governments wanting to do business in New Zealand but are unfamiliar with the country’s tax duty processes. Cone Marshall does this through its affiliate companies.


Cone Marshall acts as an advocate dealing with tax and trustee management matters and giving its clients ample time to concentrate on their businesses. Geoffrey Cone is an influential personality in New Zealand and has written numerous articles that have been published severally in the New Zealand Law Journal, International Trust Disputes, Oxford University Press, and International Trust guide.

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