Green smoothie addict
Matthew Burgess co-founded View in 2014, having been a partner and lawyer at one of Australia’s leading independent law firms for over 17 years.
Matthew’s passion is helping clients to successfully achieve their goals.
Matthew specialises in tax, estate and succession planning, providing strategic advice to business owners and high net worth individuals, and has been recognised in the ‘Best Lawyers’ list since 2014 in relation to trusts and estates and in ‘Doyles’ either personally or as part of View since 2015 in relation to taxation. In 2017 he was also nominated as Tax Partner of the Year (Lawyers Weekly).
While a significant focus of Matthew’s practice is on small to medium enterprises and private business owners, the growth in this area in recent years has meant that he also regularly works on transactions with listed companies.
In part leveraging off the skills he has developed working in the SME market space, Matthew has been the catalyst in developing a number of innovative legal products for advisers and their clients.
As an author, Matthew is widely recognised as an expert in his field, who constantly creates bespoke revenue related strategies for the growth, management and protection of wealth.
Matthew is regularly published in Australia’s leading monthly tax journal, The Tax Institute’s Taxation in Australia (11 articles since 2012) and the leading weekly tax journal, Thomson Reuters’ Weekly Tax Bulletin (20 articles since 2012).
Naomi Arnold is co-founder of View Legal, qualifying as a lawyer in 2002.
Her legal career has been varied – out of university, Naomi qualified at a national law firm, spending 6 years there, the majority specialising in structuring and estate planning.
A sense of adventure then overtook Naomi, and together with her husband, she travelled to the English Channel Island of Jersey, working for 5 years at the offshore legal giant Ogier in their business and trusts law group. In this role, Naomi assisted professional trustees grappling with complex trust issues.
After the birth of her first child, Naomi and family headed back to Australia and she enthusiastically took on the role of General Manager of Australia’s first online law firm elawyer Pty Ltd before ultimately assisting Matthew to launch View Legal.
At university, Naomi also achieved a Bachelor of Science, and went on to complete her Honours in Pharmacology. The skills that Naomi learnt in her years of studying science are brought to bear with her focus on processes and systems at View Legal.
View Legal is different to your average law firm, and Naomi is passionate about combining technology and legal expertise to bring to customers a guaranteed service that is a delight to all. In addition to a range of special projects, Naomi is responsible for developing and expanding View Legal’s IT leveraged solutions, to create efficient and value adding services to its customer base.
Naomi shares her life with sons Ryker and Emery and husband Devin.
Outside work, Naomi loves spending time with her family camping, caravanning and exploring the surrounding rivers, lakes and beaches near her home town on the far south coast of New South Wales.