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Lawyer to entrepreneurs and investors
27 08, 2018

Q&A – How do pre-emption rights work?

2018-12-13T13:11:39+00:00

Most Shareholder Agreements, Constitutions and Partnership Agreements provide 'pre-emption' rights. These are rights that require someone wanting to sell an interest in the enterprise, to first offer the interest to the other equity holders. But they do not necessarily require the majority to buy.

Q&A – How do pre-emption rights work?2018-12-13T13:11:39+00:00
14 08, 2018

The commoditisation of everything

2018-11-08T07:33:29+00:00

There really is only one sustainable career or endeavour – commoditisation. This is the work of taking something requiring high levels of knowledge, experience and creativity, and turning it into something that a novice can easily do for themselves, for free. If you want to maintain and grow your real value over an extended period, that is it. There is nothing else.

The commoditisation of everything2018-11-08T07:33:29+00:00
21 05, 2018

What is Division 7A really all about?

2018-08-07T06:56:55+00:00

If you have a company then you have probably sat in a meeting with your accountant and heard the phrase 'that may raise Division 7A issues'. Everyone usually then grumbles and nodes wisely, and moves on...  But you may be asking yourself, 'what the hell is Division 7A all about?' Glad you asked.

What is Division 7A really all about?2018-08-07T06:56:55+00:00
9 05, 2018

Does the 2018 Budget really impact testamentary trusts?

2018-05-09T11:04:19+00:00

The Government has announced a 'tax integrity' measure to 'improve' the taxation of testamentary trusts. What impact does this potentially have on your estate planning strategies?

Does the 2018 Budget really impact testamentary trusts?2018-05-09T11:04:19+00:00
12 04, 2018

Transferring an asset from a super fund to a member – no stamp duty in SA

2018-08-28T09:06:23+00:00

In South Australia stamp duty is not payable on a transfer of real property from a trustee of a trust to a person who already has a defined beneficial interest in the property. For example, a transfer of property from the trustee of a unit trust to the unit holder. But there are a couple of tricks you need to be aware of.

Transferring an asset from a super fund to a member – no stamp duty in SA2018-08-28T09:06:23+00:00
12 04, 2018

A rant on challenging Wills

2018-04-19T15:36:52+00:00

A few judges and populist politicians have recently made some snarly comments about lawyers and ‘greedy’ people who are challenging Wills. Apparently, as a profession, we are getting a bit of ahead of ourselves in bringing too many of these cases to court. Read this article to get informed about the debate.

A rant on challenging Wills2018-04-19T15:36:52+00:00
23 03, 2018

Do you and your spouse have more than $1.6 million (in total) in super?

2018-03-23T15:28:55+00:00

Everyone gets a $1.6 million cap on the assets that can support a tax-free super pension. You and your spouse each get a separate cap. But super pensions that pass to you from your spouse when they die may put you over your cap. This will have adverse tax outcomes. You need to plan for this as part of your estate planning.

Do you and your spouse have more than $1.6 million (in total) in super?2018-03-23T15:28:55+00:00
23 03, 2018

Distributing assets from a family trust to a beneficiary – no stamp duty in SA

2018-03-28T05:54:33+00:00

In South Australia it is possible to transfer a property from a family trust to a beneficiary without stamp duty. Find out how.

Distributing assets from a family trust to a beneficiary – no stamp duty in SA2018-03-28T05:54:33+00:00
5 03, 2018

Learning how to learn

2018-04-16T08:28:02+00:00

We think 'learning how to learn' is perhaps the most important meta skill you can acquire. Why - because effective learning enables you to effectively respond to change - and your ability to respond to change is the number one (and perhaps only) thing that will determine your longer term success.

Learning how to learn2018-04-16T08:28:02+00:00
28 01, 2018

ICOs – Infinitesimal Chance Of Success. Or in plain-English, simple theft.

2018-02-03T09:33:13+00:00

Before investing in a crypto-coin of any variety - you must ask yourself at least these two questions.

ICOs – Infinitesimal Chance Of Success. Or in plain-English, simple theft.2018-02-03T09:33:13+00:00
9 01, 2018

Why are company ‘tax cuts’ anti-Australian and next to useless?

2018-04-09T14:22:39+00:00

We are not advocates of higher taxes. But, we are advocates of honest tax policy. So read 'company tax cut' as essentially a reduction in Australian tax on foreign investment. Full stop.

Why are company ‘tax cuts’ anti-Australian and next to useless?2018-04-09T14:22:39+00:00
28 12, 2017

Podcast Review: Rhonda Patrick with Satchin Panda on biological clocks

2017-12-29T13:22:23+00:00

In this podcast Dr Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr Satchin Panda on 'biological clocks' and the circadian rhythm. This material has day-to-day application for all of us - how to sleep better, eat better and generally optimise things with nothing more than a better understanding of how important our body clocks are to our general overall health.

Podcast Review: Rhonda Patrick with Satchin Panda on biological clocks2017-12-29T13:22:23+00:00