Donna Chown – Wills & Estates / Commercial

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Donna Chown LLB (HONS)

Senior Associate
Donna Chown joined Roberts Nehmer McKee Lawyers in 2017, practising in our Commercial Services Team. Donna brings with her over 18 years’ experience in the legal industry, beginning her career in support roles in local firms and completing her degree whilst raising a family. Since her admission, Donna has practised in commercial law with her focus being on succession law.

Donna has experience in all aspects of estate planning, estate administration, estate disputes, asset protection and structuring. Donna works closely with her clients to understand their individual circumstances and prides herself on providing holistic advice and structuring solutions in this increasingly complex are of law. Donna supervises Roberts Nehmer McKee’s busy estate administration team and brings with her a compassionate approach when assisting grieving family members to administer a loved one’s Estate. Donna particularly enjoys assisting rural clients with issues unique to primary producers in succession planning.

Areas of Specific Interest

  • Personal Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Structuring
  • Trust Law
  • Commercial and Rural Conveyancing


Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), James Cook University, 2014
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 2014
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia, 2015
  • Current Member – Queensland Law Society
  • Current Member and past Committee Member – Townsville District Law Association
  • Board Member- Southern Cross Catholic College


Professional Affiliations

  • President/Executive Committee Member, North Queensland Women’s Legal Service
  • Member, Family Law Practitioners Association (Qld)
  • Member, Townsville Community Legal Service/Townsville Business Women’s Network
  • Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist, Family Law, 2001


Community Involvement

  • Board Member – Southern Cross Catholic College