Dan Simmonds - Family Business Consultants Network
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Dan Simmonds

Harwood Andrews

“…there is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living…”

Dan is the Managing Principal of The Lantern Legal Group Pty Ltd comprising Harwood Andrews in Geelong and Ballarat and Sladen Legal in Melbourne. He is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in Business Law and by Family Business Australia as an accredited advisor.

Dan works with families in such diverse sectors as agribusiness, transport and logistics, building supplies, waste management and construction contracting assisting them in their acquisitions, structuring, and business and personal succession including intergenerational business management change and also in determining values and goals for the family which are reinforced by developing business strategies to achieve them. Dan is a director or member of a business advisory committee for many clients, sits on family councils and prepaid’s family constitutions.

Dan has a number of community appointments, including being chair of the Committee for Geelong, Chair of the Barwon Health Foundation Future Fund Limited, a director of Kardinia Health, a member of the Deakin University School of Law academic advisory committee and a member of the Geelong region advisory committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dan has undertaken the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

Major Specialisations

  • Succession for business and business owners
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Family business consulting including convening family meetings and preparing constitutions
  • Business contracts
  • Governance

Contact Me

Level 5, 707 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3008

+61 (0)417 310 614