Michael has over 40 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law.

Michael has been engaged in resolving a myriad of commercial issues of mid-market businesses, including: major restructures, sales and acquisitions, litigation and also IPOs. Understanding, in detail, the whole range of commercial structures has been paramount to Michael’s approach and the advice he offers his clients.

"My experience and expertise enables me to help clients manage or resolve the most difficult commercial and estate planning issues."

Significant matters

Family business owners (in the health, manufacturing, retail and agricultural industries) – assisted with complex succession and estate planning.

Professionals and business owners – assisted in relation to amendments to trusts, drafting Wills with testamentary trusts, and deeds of family arrangement.

Executors and Family business owners – acted in relation to difficult and contentious estate disputes.

Australian Energy Ltd, Gold NL, DBREF and Zinico Resources – acted in relation to the management of the IPO’s.

Large manufacturer and franchisor – acted in relation to business and share sale agreements.

BT, MLC, George Weston Group – acted in relation to the restructure and merger of corporate superannuation funds.

Bachelor of Arts, Monash University

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Monash University

Board Member, Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia)

Member, Law Institute of Victoria

Member, Australian Taxation Institute

  • Asset Protection
  • Buying/Selling Businesses
  • Corporate Structures and Restructures
  • Estate Disputes
  • Estate/Succession Planning
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation
  • Trusts and Equity
  • Wills

related contacts

James Dimond VIC
Suzanne Hallas-Gleeson NSW
Brendan Herbert VIC
Warren Smith NSW