Leigh is a taxation specialist with experience advising Australian and multinational companies, high net worth individuals, accountants and financial advisers on all areas of taxation law. He specialises in structuring of businesses and transactions, M&A, corporate reorganisations and distributions, sale of businesses, demergers, capital raisings, property transactions, inbound and outbound international tax and succession planning and liquidations.
Leigh has also been at the forefront in developing tax-effective corporate, trust and superannuation structures.
Revenue law advice
Extensive experience advising in all areas of revenue law with a particular focus on ATO audit activities, the application of the capital gains tax and stamp duty provisions to specific transactions, the rules governing superannuation and the structuring issues in light of the relevant payroll tax provisions
Structuring business ventures
Extensive experience advising in structuring business ventures to ensure that the vehicle adopted is tax effective and appropriate from an asset protection standpoint
Advises a number of large non-profit organisations in relation to structuring ancillary business ventures or in convincing the relevant revenue authorities that the organisation has the requisite non-profit or charitable purposes to entitle it to any relevant concessionary taxation treatment
Maddocks advises founders of Sushi Sushi on deal with private equity
Australian law firm Maddocks has advised Sushi Sushi Group on the strategic investment by Odyssey Private Equity
Leasing during lockdown – land tax and payroll tax relief during COVID-19
The tax relief eligible to landlords and impacted businesses granted by Australian states and territories.
Is your franchise network now liable to pay payroll tax?
Franchise and other business systems that licence independent service providers will need to review their structure