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Elizabeth Allen

special counsel, commercial | tax

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about Elizabeth

brisbane office +61 7 3235 0486
legal secretary: nitsa marks +61 7 3235 0423

about Elizabeth

Establishing a rapport with clients and their incumbent advisors that allows the easy, free flow of communication is one of the most important features of Elizabeth Allen’s practice. Her aim is to ensure there are no barriers for clients when it comes to understanding the application of often very complicated matters to their circumstances.

When working with Liz, clients are engaged and their input is valued when it comes to finding solutions relevant to their circumstances. Clients are part of the process, not relegated to the status of outsiders looking in.

Liz decided revenue law was for her after working in a boutique firm that specialised in revenue and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on acting for the taxpayer. It was an experience that gave her an appreciation for the skills required to navigate state and federal revenue laws and the effect they have on the lives of clients.

“Achieving solutions for clients who are faced with complex tax needs is incredibly rewarding. Helping people through their legal challenges is a privilege.”

Macpherson Kelley in Queensland is a pre-qualified Local Buy supplier of Legal Services (LB311).

Areas of Expertise


recent experience

  • acquisition of remaining interest in corporate group

    Assisting a high net worth individual on the buy-out of their business partner with a view to post-acquisition consolidation of the corporate group in the most income tax effective manner. The end-to-end nature of the engagement meant that we were well placed to balance the commercial realities of the deal with the desired outcome.

  • pre-sale restructure

    Implemented the framework necessary to corporatise an existing hybrid structure involving discretionary trusts and companies, resulting in a final structure ready for investment by a third party at the relevant time. The pre-sale restructure was achieved in a way that ensured commercial continuity (ABNs, business names, contracts) and managed duty (Queensland based enterprise), while also utilising capital gains tax rollovers where appropriate.