Domestic tax advice

We believe it’s simply not possible to advise on the most appropriate way to achieve a corporate or commercial aim without a strong understanding of our taxation laws. Our extensive experience and expertise in the area of taxation forms a solid base on which we build our corporate and commercial solutions.

We can help you structure and, where necessary, restructure your business transactions with a sensitivity to tax issues, and then negotiate and document the legal aspects of the deal.

We have particular experience in the following areas:

Structuring your business

We can help you pick the most appropriate structure through which to conduct your business (whether you are a start-up or a more established business), with a view to promoting longer-term commercial flexibility and minimising tax.

Restructuring your business

Sometimes is it necessary to restructure your business, to adapt to changing circumstances, optimise commercial flexibility and keep up to date with our rapidly changing tax laws.

Buying and selling a business

We can assist you with the full breadth of corporate, commercial and tax issues associated with mergers, acquisitions, disposals, buy-outs, strategic investments and joint ventures, including negotiating and documenting the legal aspects of the deal.

Investing into a businesses

We regularly help clients prepare their business for outside investment, assisting both the business and the investors correctly document their equity transactions – both private and public.

Asset and wealth protection

Establishing structures through which to hold investments and accumulate wealth is part of our daily routine. When doing this we balance the sometimes competing considerations of wealth creation, tax minimisation and asset protection.

For more information, or assistance with your transaction, call us on 1300 654 590, or email us.

Click here to read about Andrew’s tax experience.

Our Great Lawyer Guarantee

We want to be part of your team over the long term. We'll achieve this by sticking closely to the following principles:

  • We'll listen carefully to understand what you want to achieve. Then we'll thoroughly explain our advice and step you through the documents. You can be sure you'll know the full consequences.
  • Our lawyers work as a team, so someone will always be available to answer your questions, or point you in the right direction. You will also benefit from a range of perspectives and experience.
  • One of our key goals is to pass on as much knowledge as we can, so you can make your own informed decisions. We want to make you truly independent.
  • We only do what we're good at. You can be confident that we know what we're doing and won't pass on the cost of our learning.
  • For advice and documents, we provide a fixed or capped quote so you don’t take price risk. If you're in a dispute, we'll map out the process and costs so you know what to expect.
  • We're not in this game for our egos. We're in it for a front row seat to witness your success.

We measure our success on how efficiently we have facilitated your objectives, enhanced your relationships, and reduced the level of stress for all involved.

If we sound like people you can work with, call us now on 1300 654 590 and speak directly with a great lawyer.

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