Business Summary
Butler McIntyre & Butler
About Us

Butler, McIntyre & Butler is a medium sized independent Tasmanian legal firm. Its offices in Hobart are situated in the centre of the city close to the Supreme Court of Tasmania. In Hobart, the name Butler, McIntyre & Butler has been synonymous with high quality legal service for over 185 years. In fact, established in 1824, it is the oldest law firm in Tasmania.


Our commercial legal practitioners takes a practical approach in advising clients in a diversity of commercial matters such as:

  • Business acquisition and sale
  • Partnership
  • Corporations and trusts
  • Insolvency
  • Leasing
  • Superannuation
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Licence and franchising
  • Regulatory aspects of commerce

  • Tenders
  • Due diligence
  • Intellectual property
  • Finance and investment
  • Employment and industrial relations
  • Project agreements

Conveyancing & Land Development

The Conveyancing Group at Butler, McIntyre & Butler has extensive experience in all domestic and commercial property transactions.

The Group ensures that matters progress quickly and efficiently from contract to completion.

Additionally, the Group specialises in acting for commercial developers whose interests span city, regional and country areas.

They act for investors, institutions and private clients in all aspects of property transactions including purchase and disposal of real estate, joint ventures, property financing, building and construction contracts, subdivisions of land and buildings, leasing of commercial buildings, local government, planning and environmental law and liquor licensing.

Wills & Probates

The Probate and Estate Planning Group at Butler, McIntyre & Butler offers a comprehensive and thorough service in all aspects of Estate Planning.

The group works closely with the Commercial Group in those matters where estate assets are held in business structures or where the restructuring of assets has revenue consequences.


Phil has practised law with Butler, McIntyre & Butler since 1979 and was appointed a partner in 1985.

Phil currently practices in the areas of property, commercial, mortgage and security preparation and enforcement, liquor licensing, insolvency, leases, and legal education and he represents a range of companies in courts and tribunals.

Phil works closely with his clients providing specialist advice whilst also seeking to develop their skills so they may achieve independent control over their own affairs. He also assists them in achieving better and more efficient running of their own business and family affairs.