Cone Marshall is an international tax and trusts law firm that was founded in 1999. Its principals are Geoffrey Cone and Karen Marshall and it is located in Auckland, New Zealand. To get in touch with the company all you have to do is call +643073950 or visit their website.
Karen Marshall joined Cone Marshall in 2005 and began serving as principal in 2006. Before joining Cone Marshall, Karen was based in London working for a law firm. She served in its Commercial Litigation Department for ten years. In addition to being principal at Cone Marshall, she utilizes her experience in managing trusts as an advisor to statutory trustee companies. Geoffrey Cone has been in the business of providing trustee and trust management services and international trust and tax planning services since 1980.
Cone Marshall‘s main business is assisting its clients establish companies and New Zealand Trusts and provide them with global tax and wealth planning advice. Geoffrey Cone’s skills in tax earned him the tag Quintessential Tax Lawyer in 2016 in an article that serves as a law firm and experts directory.
According to an article posted by Mr. Cone on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter in 2012, the thought that New Zealand was a tax haven and its banking industry was secretive was a fallacy. In the article, titled A Model of Tax Transparency, he indicated the fact that New Zealand operated under the principles of gold standard for transparency, the 2002 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Model Agreement on the exchange of information relating to tax.
To answer the question why there had been an influx of foreign trusts in New Zealand, he stated that it was because the country had been recognized internationally as a safe zone to place one’s assets. He continued to add that the influx was also because of New Zealand’s great laws, substantial legal and professional infrastructure and the existence of a strong judiciary.
Cone Marshall works hard to follow the principles of trust transparency and tax. It works hard to ensure that its clients are given the best advice on trust law and international tax.