Starting a business can be both exciting and daunting. Choosing the wrong structure can however result in unnecessary risk and personal liability and adverse tax and commercial implications down the track.
Our tax, commercial and structuring expertise allows our team to effectively advise you on the most appropriate structure for your particular business, commercial documentation needs and protecting your intellectual property.
Our breadth of experience allows us to advise you on the entire business lifecycle, from birth, through the growth phase and to buy-out.
Fundraising & Venture Capital
We can help businesses attract capital by providing advice and assisting with the development of informal offer documents, registered offer information statements and registered prospectuses. We can advise on tax and corporate structures as well as options involving special share classes.
Whatever your objectives and current structure, we can assist you with restructuring your business to maximise tax effectiveness and asset protection and achieve commercial objectives with minimal capital gains tax and stamp duty consequences.
We have extensive experience with implementing tax rollovers in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) and the corporate consolidation regime.
We can advise you on the tax implications of structures and transactions as well as develop tailored strategies in consultation with your accountant to maximise tax flexibility.
We have specific expertise in:
- Income tax
- Corporate tax
- Division 7A
- CGT and rollovers
- Private ruling applications
Our tax expertise allows us to effectively advise you on disputes with the ATO relating to income tax, corporate tax, capital gains tax and GST. We can assist you with all types of private ruling applications, with defending an action or negotiating a commercial outcome.
Managing Director | Advisory – Private Wealth & Tax
Vik is one of Canberra’s leading tax, estate planning and private business lawyers. He is the author of two leading estate planning texts and is internationally certified with the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Director | Litigation – Insolvency & Risk Management
Stipe is a leading insolvency and reconstruction lawyer specialising in project litigation. Outside traditional legal services Stipe’s passion is technology to be more efficient for clients and support the community sector.