With over 10 years experience as a specialist tax and duty lawyer, Melinda practises across all areas of direct and indirect tax, with a particular focus on providing corporate taxation and transaction structuring advice.
A partner in McCullough Robertson’s highly regarded taxation team and a chartered tax adviser, Melinda prides herself on achieving commercial outcomes and providing practical advice to clients to achieve optimal results.
In her role, Melinda acts for a range of clients, from individuals to start ups, to large corporate clients and managed funds. She advises extensively on cross-border taxation issues and inbound and outbound investment structures, mergers and acquisitions, trusts and is experienced in advising and implementing a range of employee incentive and remuneration arrangements. Melinda also works actively with clients to prepare for and manage a broad range of tax controversy matters – from audit stage through to legal proceedings and has experience in such matters before the Federal Court, AAT and Queensland Supreme Court.
Melinda currently acts for a range of clients across a number of industries. Her clients currently include multinational corporations with Australian resource interests, a number of ASX-listed companies and widely held investment funds. She also acts for a number of growing Australian companies that are expanding offshore.
Melinda holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Queensland and a Masters of Taxation from the University of Sydney.