Michael is the practice team leader of the Maddocks Tax & Structuring team in Victoria.
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).
Michael is a member of UDIA Victoria – Greenfield Development Committee.
Awards & Recognition
- Finalist, Partner of the Year - Tax, Lawyers Weekly 2022
Developers and financiers
Acting on property acquisitions and development projects.
Specialist taxation advice
Leading advisor on Victorian taxation matters including duty, land tax, Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) and Windfall Gains Tax (WGT).
Individuals, corporations and family groups
Advising on structuring issues (formation, disputes and exit).
On commercial acquisitions and sales.
Advising on structuring and implementing Australian investments.
Extensive experience in structuring and drafting Development Agreements for both in-fill and out-fill (UGB) projects.
Dealing with regulators
Regularly represents clients in dealings with the Australian Taxation Office, State Revenue Office and Growth Areas Authority.