In light of fundamental changes to the taxation regime and the expanding wealth of Australia’s aging population, there is a growing need for estate planning to utilise appropriate structuring. This article focuses on the use of special purpose trusts in the estate planning process.
The paper in its entirety was originally presented on 16 March 2007 at the 22nd National Convention held in Hobart. It was subsequently presented on 3 August 2007 at the Queensland State Convention held in Surfers Paradise.
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Matthew co-founded specialist firm View Legal in 2014, having been a partner of one of Australia's leading independent law firms for over 12 years.
Matthew's passion is helping clients successfully achieve their goals.
Matthew specialises in tax, asset protection, estate and succession planning, providing strategic advice to business owners and high net worth individuals, and was recognised in the "Best Lawyers" list for 2014 in relation to trusts and estates.
As an author, Matthew is widely recognised as an expert in his field, who constantly creates bespoke revenue-related strategies for the growth, management and protection of wealth.
Matthew is regularly published in Australia's leading monthly tax journal, The Tax Institute's Taxation in Australia (six articles since 2012), and the leading weekly tax journal, Thomson Reuters' Weekly Tax Bulletin (10 articles since 2012). He has also written five legal books, one business book and 16 children's books.
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