Partner, Carne Reidy Herd

Joanne is a partner of Carne Reidy Herd Lawyers and has over 20 years’ experience as a solicitor. She has an extensive practice across the not-for-profit sector particularly in the aged care and retirement village segment.

Joanne is experienced in advising Boards on a range of issues including:

  • Reviewing and improving Constitutions
  • Organisational restructuring
  • Converting from one legal structure to another
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax endorsements
  • Legal compliance and risk management

Her work is a reflection of a personal desire to work with the community and philanthropic sectors as a way of improving their performance but also putting some meaning into professional life.

Joanne’s work in the aged care and retirement village sectors encompasses clients from both the private, church and community sectors.

She is a member of the Board of Micah Projects Inc. Micah Projects is a community based not-for-profit organisation with a vision to create justice and respond to injustice at the personal, social, and structural levels in church, government, business and society.

Carne Reidy Herd’s experienced and distinguished lawyers have been giving good advice for over 30 years and we do it with competence and passion. Our areas of expertise include Not for Profit Law, Corporate Governance, Aged Care and Retirement Services, Family Law and Workplace Law. We have years of experience in helping the not for profit sector with the complex tasks of legal compliance, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, people management, workplace relations, corporate governance and resolving disputes.

We are committed to the interests of not for profit organisations or, as they are sometimes called, community businesses. With the introduction of the ACNC and reduced government funding, Not for Profits, both big and small, face many ongoing challenges of compliance and maintaining and growing their services in the face of relentless regulatory and economic change. Having good advisers attuned to the legal landscape and familiar with your interests, is essential for your organisation to lay a strong foundation to meet these challenges.


Areas of speciality: Not for Profit law, Corporate compliance, mergers and amalgamations, Aged Care and Retirement Living

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p. 07 3236 2900

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