Alan combines over 42 years of practice in property and business law with over 20 years of practical experience as a wine industry executive.
Messner & Blunden are Pennant Hills Lawyers offering a unique, empathetic approach to conveyancing, wills and estates, and the purchase and sale of businesses.
Feel free to call one of our team members and arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements.
Messner & Blunden has been part of the Goldbergs Group of Lawyers since 2003, which includes:
Goldbergs Group is lead by Michael Moore and the firm’s directors: John Turner and Rosa Guzel.
Finding a lawyer and understanding your legal options for resolving a situation can be a complex task.
With the Goldbergs Group, you’ll find an efficient and cost-effective approach to providing legal services.
We can use our experience to get to the source of your problem quickly, and identify a range of possible approaches and potential outcomes – often avoiding costly and stressful processes like litigation and trials.
Messner & Blunden’s approach to working with clients is both empathetic and practical.
For example, we anticipate and reduce potential problems that can arise during the purchase and sale of a property, such as default interest, vendor penalties, and the potential to forfeit your deposit.
We keep up-to-date with the latest conveyancing changes and take the time to provide sound advice that will protect you from potential issues and financial loss.
For clients looking to go into business we advise them about appropriate business structures and the pros and cons and costs of the alternatives.
For clients who have suffered personal injury we have accredited specialists with decades of experience to advise and act for them or their claims for compensation or damages.
If you have had the misfortune to have a member of your family die we sensitively assist in applications to the Supreme Court for probate and in the administration of the estate having done so for clients for over 50 years.
You can browse our range of expertise, find out which matches your situation, and choose one of our lawyers to discuss your requirements with.
We treat each client as an individual, and will work with you to set ideal outcomes, then proceed in an efficient way – avoiding costly and stressful actions, wherever possible.
An Enduring Guardian is someone appointed to make important lifestyle and health decisions on your behalf, in case you’re ever physically or mentally incapacitated and are unable to do so. Doctors could ask your guardian to make medical decisions such as which treatment to use or when to cease providing care altogether. A guardian can also make practical decisions about where you should live and what kind of services you receive. When you appoint an Enduring Guardian, you choose which functions and responsibilities to give them. You’re free to revoke and make appointments whenever you like.
Buying or selling a business is a complicated process. Issues of business structure, taxation and liability are all critical matters to be addressed before a contract is entered into. Do you realize that as a seller of a business you may be better off financially selling the company that owns it. Do you realize that buying a business in your own name could put your other assets such as your family home at risk. You need to understand the risks and benefits of the decisions you make to ensure that you sell your business in the safest and most financially...
Conveyancing is buying or selling of real estate. They are two of the most significant legal transactions a person ever makes. It is critical that you use an expert advisor(s) to ensure that you do not make the wrong decision and regret the financial devastation for years. If you’re buying a house and would like the reassurance and security of knowing your contract has been scrutinised by a legal professional; or are selling and want to be confident that your contract is valid, then you should seek the services of a professional conveyancer.
Family law is a sensitive area of practice, as it concerns people’s most valuable and important assets during stressful times of their life and can also involve even more distressing conflicts involving the custody and care of children. The range of potential outcomes can impact heavily on the lives of all concerned. Advice needs to be obtained and acted upon in a timely manner as failing to properly deal with family breakdown and conflict can lead to worse outcomes in the future. Practical resolutions wherever possible avoid unnecessary stress and expense. Ensuring parenting arrangements in the best interests of the...
Do you want to buy and operate, or sell a franchise? If so, you should seek expert legal advice to ensure you understand the risks, benefits and challenges of such a business structure.
Powers of attorney can allow a trusted, responsible person to make decisions about your property, financial affairs and assets while you’re overseas, sick, or lacking capacity to make decisions for yourself. Having a power of attorney appointed to manage your affairs can protect your assets from being dissipated into the costs of the management of your affairs by the NSW Trustee and Guardian.
Probate is the proving of a will. A grant of probate authorises an executor (or executors) to manage the estate of a deceased person in accordance with the provisions of the deceased's will. A grant of probate is made by the Supreme Court and you need to provide evidence to the Court to get the grant made. Acting in an estate without a grant of probate exposes a person to personal liabilities for losses in the estate. Where there is no will a grant of Letters of Administration is needed to deal with the deceased's assets.
Retail and commercial leases are critical for businesses as security of title and exclusive possession of the premises is vital to any commercial enterprise. As a business proprietor you need a valid enforceable lease and to be aware of your rights and obligations under the Lease. As the owner of retail or commercial premises you need to be confident that the terms of any lease are binding on a tenant and that you have adequate security safeguarding you against loss in the event of non performance or other breaches of the lease. Retail and commercial leases include a range...
Wills are an essential protection for families. To ensure your wishes and funds are made easily available for family members and friends upon in the event of your death. Making wills is widely understood to be important, but many people don’t realise the full range of implications that can be caused by having either no will, or a will that’s carelessly written. If you die without a will, the law of the state will decide how to split your assets. Aside from the potential for insufficient long-term provision to be made for your loved ones to pay bills and living...