Mark was admitted as a solicitor in April 2013. He has a law and commerce degree, and has also partially completed a Bachelor of Tax and his Chartered Accountancy. His areas of practice include taxation, property, commercial law, wills and estates and contracts.
As well as being a tax lawyer, Mark spent two years working in tax accounting and business services accounting. Having a background in both law and accounting has provided Mark with a greater depth of understanding of the challenges clients face.
In particular, he has a great awareness of the taxation implications and other general accounting matters that clients will potentially encounter as a result of taking a proposed course of action. Accordingly, this allows him to provide more practical advice.
Some recent matters he has been involved with include providing advice on taxation consequences of dissolution of strata titles; drafting papers on REIT and MIT tax concessions; and various remissions for clients from the ATO.
Mark likes dealing with and talking to clients. His clients include individuals, companies and trusts – being home buyers, property developers, building contractors and people looking for assistance with estates.
Outside of work, Mark enjoys writing and playing music. He was previously a musician and music teacher. He also enjoys travelling, having spent a year visiting 20 countries over four continents, as well as nature walks, philosophical chats, jigsaw puzzles, crosswords and Sudoku. Mark’s relocation to the Blue Mountains was prompted by his love of nature.
Mark previously volunteered at CHF Brisbane and is currently looking for something similar to commit to in the Blue Mountains.