Michael has expertise advising on commercial and property transactions and their taxation implications. He has a unique ability to advise on the commercial and taxation implications of a transaction and draft appropriate implementation documentation. Michael has represented private, corporate and institutional clients in a broad range of commercial and property-related matters.
His legal expertise includes advising in property development transactions and joint ventures, structuring of acquisitions, divestments and commercial transactions, income tax and capital gains tax. He is the pre-eminent advisor on issues relating to stamp duty, land tax and Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC).
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.
Discretionary trusts used to acquire Victorian residential property – risk of Additional 8% duty
The State Revenue Office has changed the way discretionary trusts are characterised for purposes of FPAD