Tax, Super and Property Enthusiast

Katrina Brown BA JD SSA TEP ATIA MTAX, the Practice Director of Nautilus Law Group, is the Senior Lawyer overseeing the Commercial, Estate Planning and Tax Division of the Firm.  Katrina holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science – University of Michigan), Juris Doctorate (Wayne Law School), Graduate Diploma in Law (Bond University) and a Masters of Tax specialising in Tax and Financial Planning (University of New South Wales)(Awarded with Distinction) and has undertaken courses in financial planning and aged care planning.

Katrina is an Accredited Specialist in Self Managed Superannuation Funds, Fellow with the Tax Institute of Australia and admitted to the Queensland, New South Wales and Commonwealth Courts as an unrestricted legal practitioner.

Katrina entered the legal industry in 1993, as a paralegal working in corporate law.  Between 1993 and 1995, Katrina transitioned into  general litigation.  Finally, in 1997, Katrina was admitted as an unrestricted lawyer and has since this time worked in the areas of Commercial Law and Litigation, Estate and Business Planning (including tax advisory), Estate Administration and Body Corporate Law.

Katrina assists the Nautilus clients by:

  • Advising and consultation on business planning, commercial agreements and tax planning (including the integration and use of Discretionary Trusts, Unit Trusts, Hybrid Trusts, Self Managed Superannuation Funds, Companies,  Partnerships, Joint Ventures);
  • Designing and implementing estate planning, including estate administration (including Powers of Attorney, Guardianship, Wills, Testamentary Trusts, and Special Disability Trusts);
  • Offering conflict resolution and mediation services on a range of conflicts (including family counselling, work place conflicts, and business restructures); and
  • Guiding and drafting plans (including providing advice) for families effected by disability and elder law (including the integration of Centrelink planning, Special Disability Trusts, Superannuation Benefits, Family Trusts and general asset structuring).

Katrina is also an advocate for renewable energy and designed the new Nautilus Law Group’s offices, with the intent to create an environmentally responsible footprint.

In addition to Katrina’s legal responsibilities, Katrina is a community advocate for families with special needs.  She is a past President of Gold Coast Advocacy, and is a member of numerous organisations supporting families effected by disability.  Katrina has also been an advisor to government on a range of issues, including, but not limited to special disability structuring and planning.

If you have a question about Katrina’s practice areas, please do not hesitate to give her a call on (07) 5574 3560, or drop her an email at

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