Clinton R Smith
Clinton has been practicing law for more than more than 35 years and is currently admitted with the Queensland Law Society.
Additionally Clinton is a qualified solicitor of both the Supreme Court and of the High Court of Australia and is currently working full-time as a commercial & litigation lawyer with the Gold Coast based firm, Affinity Lawyers.
Having extensive experience in the mortgage and securities industry and having worked previously as a Director of the former Gold Coast based mortgage lending Group 'Prime' Clinton has the necessary skills to assist with the formation of the new Viking Fund as well the skills to oversee its on-going legal matters.
Apart from 20 years of hands on experience in property development and investment Clinton has extensive legal expertise in the following areas:
Commercial and Civil Litigation
Insolvency and Reconstruction
Government and Administration Law
Building and Construction
Capital Markets and Private Equity
Mergers and Acquisitions
Property and Real Estate
Tax and Revenue
Principal & Commercial Lawyer-
Broadbeach Law Group
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Gary R Simonite
As a former entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience and a track record that boasts several successful start-ups in the IT&T and Biotech sectors, Gary has been a Co-Founder and Exec. Director of a range of Australian businesses operating in the following sectors; IT&T, Biotech, Primary Production, Import/Export, Accounting, Finance, Financial Planning and Legal Services.
In 2002, after 10 years in IT&T and Biotech, Gary joined the Queensland based Management Consulting Firm, Darling Group, to establish a dedicated IT&T consulting division within the firm.
In June 2003 Gary acquired a ‘one third interest’ in the Sanctuary Cove based law firm ‘Business Development Lawyers’ (BDL) and became its General Manager. After 12 months in the legal business Gary commenced a Finance Brokering Operation in a Joint Venture with Grays Professional Services Group (GPSG), a mid-sized Gold Coast based legal firm, to concentrate on the procurement and placement of private capital and mortgage funding for clients of GPSG.
In June 2008, the BDL business was merged with the Sydney based Mortgage Broking Company Jarvis Consulting to form the present day company, ‘Viking Capital Group’ (Viking). Since 2008, Viking has successfully placed many millions of dollars' worth of construction, commercial and private loans to a wide variety of property investors and developers through-out Australia.
Directorships and External Positions
Director - Viking Capital Group
General Manager - Viking Securities Development & Management Fund
Director - Viking Capital Residential
Full Member - The Finance Brokers Association of Australia
Authorised Credit Representative - BLSSA Pty Ltd
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