Tax Law & Structuring

Our Tax & Structuring team is led by Harry Giannakidis and Jack Stuk, both of whom are recognised leaders in their field.  Jack is not only one of Australia’s leading taxation law practitioners but is also the Executive President of the National Tax & Accountants’ Association.  

The broader team combines expertise from various backgrounds, including legal practice, Big 4 accounting firms and government. Our team members are active within various industry bodies and professional associations, and are regularly asked to consult on developing laws and guidance.  

Harry, Jack and the team excel in solving complex tax matters and providing expert advice on commercial transactions, business structuring/restructuring, and succession planning. Our diverse client base ranges from high-net-worth individuals through to private companies and large corporates. Additionally, we foster collaborative partnerships with accounting firms and professional service providers to deliver expert advice and support for their clients. 

The team specialises in various areas of taxation law, including: 

  • Federal and state tax: We have a high level of proficiency across both federal tax and state tax matters, including capital gains tax, roll-over relief, small business CGT concessions, residency, and GST. We have worked with many clients to achieve effective, commercially sound tax outcomes.  
  • Management of tax audits and disputes: Where tax audits or disputes arise, we have the experience and skills to effectively manage and resolve these matters. We have acted on an array of tax controversy matters, including responding to audits, preparing and lodging objections, defending positions in a dispute, dealing with debt recovery and garnishee notices, and advocating for our clients in penalty negotiations.  
  • Complex trust law issues: We have extensive expertise in addressing complex trust law matters, including the preparation of trust deeds and associated documentation. In this increasingly complex area of law it is important to get it right. See our price list for more information on our services in this regard.  
  • Family and business succession: We provide comprehensive guidance on family and business succession planning. Our aim is to protect assets and ensure the smooth transition of wealth in accordance with your intentions.  
  • Property taxes: Our highly skilled team is dedicated to assisting clients with a wide range of property tax matters, including stamp duty and land tax. We have strong relationships with the revenue authorities, particularly in Victoria, which helps us to achieve efficient and effective outcomes for our clients.  
  • International tax: Our experts navigate the complexities of international tax laws, residency issues and double tax treaties. In this space we have advised international firms looking to invest into Australia as well as Australian companies looking to expand abroad. We also work with a number of clients on residency issues when moving or working cross-border.  
  • Employee share schemes: Recognising their potential as a valuable tool for both employers and employees, we have particular expertise with employee share schemes, having implemented a number of employee share plans and shadow equity arrangements with various clients.  
  • Blockchain and crypto assets: Whether you are uncertain about the tax position of your crypto investments or unsure how to structure your blockchain business, our team is well-versed in the latest law and can provide tailored guidance to help you navigate the tax intricacies of crypto assets. Our team members have participated in Treasury consultations on laws in this space, regularly present on crypto issues and are involved with blockchain industry bodies.  
  • Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs): Managing SMSFs requires a comprehensive understanding of the ever-evolving regulatory landscape. From establishing SMSFs to ongoing administration, we provide tailored solutions that empower clients to make informed decisions and achieve their retirement goals. 
  • Employee-related tax considerations: We offer insights into payroll tax, payroll tax grouping, fringe benefits tax and superannuation guarantee obligations.  

For more information, please reach out to one of our specialist lawyers.  


KHQ Lawyers was recommended in the Leading Tax Law Firms (Victoria, 2018 & 2019) category of Doyles Guide, and is listed as a “firm to watch” by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2022-2024).

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