Dan Saunders

BA, LLB, MDiv, GDDiv
Legal secretary: Nicole Atkinson
☎ +61 3 8600 8818
✉ dsaunders@kcllaw.com.au

Dan is an Associate in KCL Law’s Estate Group and practices principally in estate and succession planning, family discretionary trusts, tax planning, superannuation and asset protection. 

Dan has diverse experience gained from working in some of Australia’s top charity law firms, in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector and in government regulation while working at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

He can guide and advise NFP organisations, charities and philanthropists on all areas of charity establishment, constitutions, tax effective structuring, charity categories and applications for income tax exemption and tax deductibility (DGR) and also ancillary funds, foundations and family offices. He can guide and advise organisations to develop best practice strategies for registration, governance and compliance, fundraising and reporting. Since joining the firm in 2023, he has specialised in estate and succession planning for a range of clients and particularly for high-net-worth individuals and families.

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning & Charity Law
  • Wills & Testamentary trusts
  • Special disability trusts
  • Private & Public Ancillary Funds (Foundations)
  • Asset protection
  • Business succession
  • Enduring powers of attorney and medical decision maker appointments
  • Trust variations, appointments and vesting
  • Superannuation beneficiary nominations
  • Charity Constitutions, registration & governance
  • ACNC compliance and regulation