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Professional Background

  • Partner of Waterhouse Lawyers

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Western Sydney University

  • Master of Taxation Law, University of New South Wales

  • Experience:

    • Deputy Commissioner at the Australian Taxation Office – 1977-2017

    • Business Consultant – Contractor – 2017 - 2019

    • Partner at Waterhouse Lawyers – 2019 - present

  • Authored numerous articles for professional journals and spoke at numerous professional and academic conferences on business valuation and related topics.

Proven Track Record

  • Able to drawn on 40 years of experience within the ATO, in international tax and private groups to provide great results for clients in tax disputes. Michael has mastered the art of negotiation and is sought after in settlement discussions.


  • Acquired in-depth knowledge of international taxation and complex structures during time at Australian Taxation Office

  • Extensive mediation experience

  • Prepares international structure and taxation advice

  • Prepares forensic accounting reports

  • Has great negotiation skills most used in debt and settlement discussions

  • Extensive experience representing clients in audit and objection matters

  • Completed investigative accounting reviews in civil and corporate matters including those relating to allegations of fraud and other abuses and falsification of financial statements

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