Dominic is an SME tax specialist with sixteen years of legal experience in commercial transactions, business restructuring, tax controversy, asset protection, and estate and succession planning. Additionally, his experience includes roles as principal (tax specialist) and in-house counsel in a National mid-tier accounting firm.
With clients based primarily in privately owned and operated family businesses, Dominic’s broad industry experience includes manufacturing, import-export, international relocation, agriculture, hospitality, transport and extractive industries. In the professional space, Dominic has a strong accounting and medical client base.
His clients regard him as someone who brings a practical solutions based approach to advising and problem solving. Consistent with his ability to both absorb the technical and pick up the tools, he started working life as a fourth generation baker and pastry chef in his family’s New England bakehouse.
Trust/Company group Consolidation
Consolidation of a large specialist medical services and property investment business comprising a mixture of discretionary trusts and companies into a single group for income tax purposes without triggering Queensland duty.
Restructuring for Division 7A relief
Unitising ultimate corporate beneficiary unpaid present entitlements owed by arm’s length unitholders in multi- level unit trust structure without taxation or duty implications.
Rural Machinery Distributor – restructure
Restructuring a landmark family operated machinery distributor in Australia’s largest food bowl without taxation or duty liabilities, to ready it for the acquisition into the group of its largest competitor.
Solar Farm Lease
Corporatising individually owned primary production land in readiness for the grant of a solar farm lease (over part of the land) with nominal CGT and duty consequences.
Sale of Landmark historic Brisbane business
Advising on the sale of one of Brisbane’s oldest businesses that had been family owned since the beginning of the 20th century and successfully arguing against the impost of grossly inflated landholder duty in respect of onsite plant and fittings.
Primary Production – Land Tax
Successful objection against land tax assessment for mixed use primary production and mining land on the basis of predominant use for primary production.