Daniel enjoys solving complex taxation and trust law issues for private enterprises who share his entrepreneurial spirit. He is a trusted confidant in designing and implementing robust personal and business succession plans. Daniel’s commitment to protecting and enhancing the commercial and personal interests of his clients consistently delivers great outcomes.
He is a regular presenter at state and national industry conventions, conferences and workshops.
Daniel is a Chartered Tax Advisor with The Tax Institute, accredited as a specialist in Taxation Law with the Law Institute of Victoria, and the principal author of the Trust Structures Guide, recognised by The Tax Institute as "the leading resource for anyone advising on trusts, structuring and planning issues".
In both 2016 and 2017, Daniel was named one of Australia's “Best Lawyers of the Year” in the practice of tax law. The list is compiled by United States peer-review company Best Lawyers and was published in the Australian Financial Review. Daniel has also been recognised in Doyles Guide as a recommended tax lawyer in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Always keen to explore new opportunities, Daniel is driven by the belief that "a lot of the things that seem ridiculously small and inconsequential right now, will eventually cast a shadow that people will be chasing for decades".
Daniel’s areas of practice include:
Federal and State tax law advice and dispute management
Tax efficient commercial contracts and transactions
Design and implementation of tax sensitive business and personal succession plans
Design and implementation of tax sensitive business and investment structures
Trust law advice and structuring
Wealth preservation advice
Intellectual property identification and protection
Professional associations and awards:
Chartered Tax Adviser - The Tax Institute
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Taxation and Revenue Law Committee
Member of the Program Committee for The Tax Institute’s National Convention
Listed in Best Lawyers, Tax Law 2016, 2017
Listed in Doyles Guide, Recommended Tax Lawyers, Victoria 2016, 2017 and 2018
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