Michael Orr


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Michael joined PW Lawyers in 2021; he has extensive financial services industry experience in the USA with Fortune 100 companies.

He has trained and advised financial planners, accountants, and legal practitioners in the use of advanced life underwriting techniques in estate and business succession planning.

Michael focuses on wealth transfer planning to future generations, and he specializes in Wills, Trusts, and Business Succession Planning.

He has over 30 years of experience conducting client interviews.

Michael’s goal is to “Simplify the Complex” and delivering creative and practical solutions to the clients of PW Lawyers.

We are extremely pleased to have a person of Michael’s experience and calibre join our team.

Michael’s extensive knowledge in estate planning and succession planning provides a valuable resource for any client looking to plan for their family or business.


  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Charles Sturt University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP), The College of Law, Sydney
  • Master of Science in Financial Services (M.S.), The American College, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Master of Applied Finance (M.App.Fin.), Charles Sturt University
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com.), Charles Sturt University
  • Master of Property (M.Prop.), University of Newcastle
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), The American College, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), The American College, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), LOMA, USA


  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Business Succession Planning

Property law

  • Sales and purchase of businesses
  • Leases
  • Conveyancing


  • Law Society of NSW, Member


  • Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand