Awards & Recognition

  • Finalist, Partner of the Year - Tax, Lawyers Weekly 2022

About Michael

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 a highly regarded advisor on issues relating to stamp duty, land tax, Windfall Gains tax (WGT) and Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC).

Michael is a member of UDIA Victoria – Greenfield Development Committee.
In 2019, Michael was awarded the prestigious Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) ‘Distinguished Service Award’ in recognition of his exceptional work and contribution to UDIA Victoria policy and advocacy.


  • Developers and financiers

    Acting on property acquisitions and development projects, including tax and structuring advice for large scale projects for Stockland, Mirvac, ID_Land, Satterley Group and Time & Place.

  • Specialist taxation advice

    Leading advisor on Victorian taxation matters including duty, land tax, GAIC and WGT.

  • Individuals, corporations and family groups

    Advising on structuring issues (formation, disputes and exit).

  • Due diligence

    On commercial acquisitions and sales.

  • Non-resident investors

    Advising on structuring and implementing Australian inbound investments.

  • Development agreements

    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 Victorian Planning Authority.

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