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We welcome new partner, Steven Paterson, to lead on Australian State Taxes and support our growing national team of indirect tax specialists.
A trained lawyer, Steve has over 18 years’ experience advising clients on Australian state taxes – particularly stamp duty, land tax and foreign surcharges – and has in-depth experience on unique and complex business and transaction structuring.
“As tax regulators at the State Revenue Offices are collaborating to ensure tax is applied in the right place and at the right time, it essential that businesses are on top of state tax legislation and obligations across Australia. Duties and surcharges are real costs to doing business,” Steve Paterson said.
Based out of our Sydney office, Steve has advised on various types of transactions for different industries, from retail to mining and from infrastructure development to corporate and strategic restructures. Most recently Steve advised on a number of renewable energy projects, including both wind and solar and sees this industry becoming a larger player in the wider Australian economy.
“Steve’s expertise in navigating the increasingly complex web of tax legislation at the state and national level will be invaluable to our clients – many of whom are scaling up and engaging in transactions across Australian and international networks,” Nicole Bradley, National Leader for Tax, Grant Thornton Australia said.
Steve plays an active role in the Queensland Law Society Revenue Committee and The Tax Institute, and supports a number of other industry bodies to help influence policy and governance.
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