Ms Loretta Reynolds > Thomson Geer > Adelaide, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Thomson Geer

Work Department

Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions




Loretta has been a partner of the firm since 1998. She was elected Chairman of the Board of Partners in 2007.

Loretta works full time in managers and acquisitions and is highly regarded for her ability to achieve commercial results in a timely fashion, and manage and work with a project team.

Loretta has completed the FINSIA Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, and the Advanced Insolvency Law and Practice I & II at The University of Queensland. She also has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide. Loretta is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow Member of the Governance Institute and a Senior Fellow of FINSIA.


  • Law Council of Australia
  • Australian Corporate Lawyers Association
  • Senior Fellow of FINSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australasia)
  • Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, Victorian Division of the Securities Institute of Australia (now FinSia)
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Restructuring and insolvency

Thomson Geer advises on major administrations for corporate clients, and also maintains productive relationships with many of the Big Four alongside financial services clients and international banks. Notable areas of expertise include the aviation and transport industries, alongside handling cross-border insolvencies for financial services institutions and investment funds. Melbourne-based senior partner Loretta Reynolds is a key contact, while the team was bolstered by the arrivals of Emma Hodgman and Scott Guthrie in early 2021 and late 2020 respectively, both joining from Dentons. Guthrie leads the team.

Australia > Corporate and M&A

Thomson Geer expanded its offering in Western Australia with the addition of a resources-focused team from DLA Piper, strengthening the office led by Michael Bowen. Elsewhere, the firm has continued to record consistent deal numbers in public M&A and private equity transactions, with Melbourne’s Loretta Reynolds a standout performer within the space. Alongside transactions, the firm also regularly advises boards and executives on corporate governance and strategic considerations. Key names in the team include Melbourne-based Adam Brooks, Brisbane’s Eugene Fung, and the Sydney-based pair of Dan Kramer and David Zwi.