Michael Kyle is ABKJ's most senior lawyer and one of the founding partners of the law firm.
He is a graduate with a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queensland University and was admitted as a solicitor in 1972. Shortly after admission Michael relocated from Brisbane to the Gold Coast and joined the firm that has evolved to become ABKJ Lawyers today.
Complementing his extensive experience as a Gold Coast commercial lawyer, representing both large and small business clients, Michael is also a Notary Public. This function, administered by the Archbishop of Canterbury, has worldwide acceptance and authorises the holder by law to certify documents, take affidavits and administer oaths on an internationally recognized basis.
Michael believes that an essential part of being a good lawyer is having the capacity to communicate with clients on any level.
"Whether the client has a complex understanding of the legal problem, or if the situation is completely new to them, I believe you have to ensure they have the right information to make an informed decision about the advice they've been given," Michael says.
"I get immense satisfaction from being able to help a client achieve an outcome they're happy with and when we get to play a role like that in their business and build relationships with people it's incredibly rewarding."
Michael is a scuba diver, and has an interest in the company operating the resort on Lady Elliott Island on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Proving that the firm really does go out of its way to meet clients’ needs, the contract for the purchase of the resort from its former operator was signed in the pilot's seat of the plane on the way over.
When he isn't behind his desk at ABKJ, Michael acts as honorary solicitor to, and is actively involved in, several Gold Coast community organisations. He has been the honorary solicitor for Southport-Surfers Paradise Volunteer Marine Rescue for many years, a director of Careflight, president of the TSS Foundation, honorary solicitor for the German Club, honorary solicitor for the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and was a founding committee member of the Gold Coast Search and Rescue Services Club. He is also currently the Chairman of the Board of Management of Tamborine Mountain College and is actively driving the development and expansion of the College.
He is also a keen golfer, photographer and loves travelling and camping with his family in remote places.
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