Leigh has extensive experience in advising Australian and multinational companies, high net worth individuals, accountants and financial advisers on all areas of taxation law. Leigh regularly provides advice on structuring of businesses and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and distributions, sale of businesses, demergers, capital raisings, joint ventures and property developments, international tax (both inbound and outbound), succession planning and liquidations. His advice covers both direct and indirect tax considerations.
Leigh is commercially focused and results driven. He specialises in applying his broad experience and strong technical knowledge to provide practical and strategic business structuring advice and innovative solutions to complex revenue and strategy problems.
Throughout his career, Leigh has been at the forefront in developing tax-effective corporate, trust and superannuation structures.
- Business taxation
- Revenue law
- Stamp duty
- Structuring advice
- Taxation litigation
- Trust law
- 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
- 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