John Middleton, CTA, is a Special Counsel at Clayton Utz Brisbane and specialises in revenue and commercial law. He has provided legal advice in respect of the structuring, restructuring, purchase and sale of businesses and entities of all types. He has particular experience in CGT planning for the sale of businesses and also practises in stamp duty, GST and general tax.
How long have you been affiliated with The Tax Institute?
I have been going to the Institute's conferences for 20 years and have been a member since 1998.
What is the topic you are presenting at the 23rd National Tax Intensive Retreat?
Workshop 2: Cleaning Up/Winding Up Companies and Vesting Trusts.
What can attendees expect to learn from your session?
I expect we'll all learn a few things from each other. Every year someone asks a "what if" question that is a real game changer, and the answer sheet goes out the window!
How will attending your session help delegates help their clients?
Old structures aren't that common - but everyone has one or two that are close to exit in their client base.
What do you like to do when you're not knee-deep in tax?
Who has the time not to be knee-deep in tax? The joy of having a conference in Noosa is the ability to combine business and pleasure.