Michael is a qualified lawyer, with over ten years’ experience advising on taxation matters in roles with leading Australian law firms and the major international accounting firms. Michael specialises in transaction taxation and structuring as well as litigious disputes with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
Michael has acted for publicly listed and large private groups in both buy side and sell side transactions, as well as major restructures and corporate dealings. His transaction work often involves liaising with the ATO and seeking clearance through the ruling and early engagement systems.
He has instructed in various successful appeals for taxpayers before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court as well as special leave applications to the High Court. His experience includes all stages of the dispute process including the preparation and lodgement of objections and the appearance for taxpayers in arbitration.
Michael routinely provides clients with technical advice on various aspects of the taxation law, drawing on his transaction and dispute/litigation expertise and experience.