Emma is a commercial lawyer who works closely with Aboriginal corporations and trusts, charities, not-for-profits and government bodies. She assists her clients with their commercial needs at all stages, including their design and establishment, implementation and operations, and restructure.
She regularly advises clients on the establishment of or changes to corporate structures, constitutional reviews, directors’ duties and corporate governance, development of policies, contractual negotiations, and the interpretation of, and compliance with, agreements and statutory obligations.
Emma has held board positions on a number of not-for-profit organisations, providing an important insight into the dynamics of board decision-making processes and engagement with stakeholders.
Emma is also the chair of Jackson McDonald’s Reconciliation Working Group, having been instrumental in developing the firm’s inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan in 2017 and the implementation of initiatives that support our Reconciliation priorities. She plays a key role in leading our engagement with the firm’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partners and stakeholders, and in building the cultural capability of Jackson McDonald’s people.