John is an experienced practitioner with a focus on providing business structuring, taxation, estate planning, trusts and asset protection advice to privately owned businesses, families and high net worth individuals.
John has a passion and enthusiasm for his work and when it comes to private clients and business his aim is to be outcome focused, work efficiently and commercially.
With his ability to quickly analyse situations and develop practical and tailored solutions to achieve client goals, John’s clients appreciate his professional and approachable manner, his dedication to his areas of interest and his application of that dedication to their circumstances.
“John is described as a very personable lawyer who comes across as a very genuine person and is very approachable”.
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Australian owned farming enterprise
Reorganisation of an agribusiness entity to improve operating efficiency and address succession issues.
Economic consulting business
Corporatisation of an economics consulting business without duty implications.
Corporatisation of a transport business operating in trusts, without disrupting third party dealings and without triggering taxation or duty liabilities.
Reorganisation of a commercial group to remedy superannuation compliance issues, improve business operations and place the equity and debt interest between the operating entities and the owners on a sustainable basis.
Reorganisation of an agribusiness from an estate and succession planning perspective without duty or income tax consequences.
Advised on an ATO dispute where the ATO had issued a position paper outlining its claim for $5 million in unpaid tax which after our involvement was withdrawn in its entirety.