Felicity has a passion for working closely with clients to understand their business, detecting any issues which may impact their interests now and into the future, and implementing innovative and strategic solutions for clients to reach their commercial objectives.

With over 19 years experience, Felicity Simpson has acted for a wide variety of clients, including many start ups and real estate firms. She provides specialised corporate and business structuring and restructuring, Corporations Act compliance, managed investment schemes, product disclosure, fundraising, advice upon financial services regulation, problem solving, resolution (by exit or otherwise) of disputes between interest holders and all other business related areas.

Felicity regularly advises both at executive and Board level, on a broad range of issues across a wide range of industries. Areas of advice include structure, employment matters, intellectual property protection, Corporations Act compliance, fundraising, strategy and interest holder agreements. Felicity has advised clients in the Real Estate Industry, technology/software platforms, technology start ups, Charities, Mortgage Funds, Developers, overseas distributors.

She has advised a client on recent fundraising by its software platform business, combined with successfully exiting a troublesome shareholder. She has supported fundraising and shareholder agreements for an Australian business setting up a distribution chain into China, with a view to creating an exit opportunity for shareholders in the near future.

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense
- Thomas Edison

Qualifications & Industry Memberships

  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws, Monash University, 2000
  • Member of Law Institute of Victoria

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Corporate Advisory and M&A / Start-ups & Emerging Enterprises / Small to Medium Enterprises

Funding Your Start-Up or Expanding Your Business

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Not-for-Profit & Charities / Commercial Law / Not-For-Profits & Charities

“I’m Just a Volunteer” – Liability of Directors or Committees of Not-for-Profits

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Commercial Law / Commercial Contracts & Agreements / Intellectual Property

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Employment Law

How discretionary are “Discretionary Employee Payments”?

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Commercial Law

Unfair Contracts

Prior to the enactment of the new legislation, the application of the unfair contracts consumer protection regime was...
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Commercial Law

Passive Investors | Does your unit trust, syndicate, fund or managed investment scheme comply with the Corporations Act?

The old saying of “substance over form”, is central to the provisions which govern Managed Investment Schemes...
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Commercial Law

Why do I need a Shareholder or Unit Holder Agreement? – Structuring, Protections and Exits

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Employment Law / Mortgages, Loans & Finance / Real Estate Agents

Purchasing real estate by an SMSF and the implications from an Estate Planning perspective.

In addition to income tax benefits, there are also capital gains tax benefits in using an SMSF to purchase real estate...
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Wills, Estates & Probate

How much freedom do you really have when making a Will?

Many are surprised to learn that whilst the law recognises that Willmakers have freedom to dispose of their estate as...
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