Nina Brewer | Director
Nina’s areas of practice are corporate, commercial and not-for-profit/charity law. She also has experience in litigation and employment law.
Nina regularly advises on multi-faceted, high value commercial transactions and is focused on cutting through the complexity of her matters to the main issues, to achieve the best results for her clients. She listens well to her clients to understand both their commercial and personal needs, and provides them with direct and honest advice about the best course of action.
With extensive experience in the not-for-profit and charity sector, Nina also assists schools, churches, religious denominations, PBIs and other charities in many aspects of their operations – including establishment, mergers/acquisitions, governance, structuring and tax concessions.
Nina has served on multiple not-for-profit and charity boards during her time in the profession, including the board of a higher education institution. She is currently a council member of a large independent P-12 school on the Gold Coast.
Nina has worked at Corney & Lind Lawyers since 2012 and was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Bond University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Queensland College of Law.
In her non-legal life, Nina has previously played elite volleyball being part of a Junior Nationals Team.
- Business structuring and establishment
- Business sales and purchases
- Drafting and reviewing terms and conditions
- Contract review and preparation.
- Retail and Commercial leasing
- Transactional duties and taxes
- Complex property transactions
- Trust structuring
- Structuring and establishing charitable entities (including schools and churches)
- Charitable taxation endorsements and registration (including Deductible Gift Recipient endorsement)
- Estate structuring and succession planning
- Complex wills (including Wills with Testamentary Discretionary Trusts) and enduring powers of attorney.
- Mergers, Collaborations and Strategic Alliances: When Teaming Up Makes Good Sense (Co-authored with Andrew Lind)
- More Bang for your Buck? A State by State Review of Duty, Land Tax and Payroll Tax Exemptions Available to Charities (Co-authored with Andrew Lind)
- Contesting the Refusal of a Body Corporate to Grant Exclusive Use: Lessons from Ainsworth v & Ors v Albrecht & Anor
- Narrowing of State and Territory Tax Exemptions for Charities in 2015
- Charity Payroll Tax Exemption Limits
- Charity Payroll Tax exemptions – Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA case
- Poor Will Drafting can be an Expensive Exercise– Lessons from Hope v Schneider  QSC 044
- What are Mutual Wills
- Wills for Minors
- Statutory Wills
- Charities – Land Tax Exemptions for Vacant Land (Webinar October 2014)
- Charities – Are you getting the Land Tax Exemptions you’re entitled to? (Webinar August 2014)
- Employment – Avoiding contravention of discrimination laws
- Unfair Dismissal: Rights of employers and employees
- Privacy Law Changes for Business & NFP clients (March 2014)
- Changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth): Implications For Schools
- Spousal Maintenance Fact Sheet
- Home Schooling & Distance Education – Legal Perspectives (Legal Aid Queensland)
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