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With more than four decades of experience, few know the ins and outs of Wills and Estate law like Rod Behenna.
Since being admitted to practice in 1970, Rod has continued to adapt his practice to an ever-changing society that continues to impact Wills and Estates law, and he embraces the challenges that come with that.
Wills and Estate Administration has been Rod’s focus for most of his career. At his previous firm he was the head of its private client department for more than 20 years, its managing partner for ten years and a senior partner before joining Tindall Gask Bentley as a consultant in 2011.
Rod expertly drafts intricate Wills for complex circumstances including blended families and children with special needs.
He is sought after by high net worth individuals who often require testamentary trusts and advice about gaining taxation benefits, and he manages Power of Attorney arrangements for those who are unable or no longer wish to handle their affairs.
Rod places a high importance on face to face contact with clients, who are often dealing with the loss of a loved one and daunting Estate requirements. He takes control of the legal issues and clearly explains the process, the timing and the costs, which gives the client peace of mind.
Rod also has a longstanding interest in heritage matters. He was South Australian Commissioner on the Australian Heritage Commission, Australia’s peak heritage body, for six years. In that time he was Chairman of the natural heritage sub-committee and also served on the historic and audit sub-committees of the Commission.
- Bachelor of Laws – University of Adelaide
- Admitted to practice 1970
My Areas of Expertise
- Wills, Will Trusts and Estate Planning
- Estate Administration
- Estate Disputes
- Family Trusts and Agreements
My Professional Interests
- Member of the Law Society of South Australia
Media & Blog Posts
Rod Behenna says planning ahead with Enduring Power of Attorney and Advanced Care Directive documents will prevent many wrong decisions and reduce stress.Read more
Experienced TGB Wills and Estates Lawyer Rod Behenna provides a step by step guide for the executor of a Will.Read more
Tindall Gask Bentley has acquired tens of thousands of Wills and Estate documents, some dating back to the mid 1800s. TGB secured the deed packets from another local law firm, which had been accumulating the documents from close to South Australia’s proclamation to current day. Some of the documents are stored in tin boxes...Read more
Experienced TGB Wills and Estates Lawyer Rod Behenna covers the basics about when and why you need a Will.Read more
South Australian law firm Tindall Gask Bentley has bolstered its Wills and Estates stocks with the addition of Mouldens trio Rod Behenna, Michael Arras and Sarah Behenna. Mr Behenna, a former managing partner at Mouldens, has nearly 42 years of legal experience and will play a senior role in TGB’s Wills and Estates team. “After...Read more