Workshop lead profiles: 2016 SME Tax Intensive.

Taking place over two days in February at the Brisbane
Marriott Hotel, 2016's SME Tax Intensive delivers strong technical content
along with practical and real life case studies for delegates to work through in
a qualified facilitator-led environment.
By the end of each workshop you will have an understanding
of the advanced tax issues facing the SME market and be able to apply your
learning. Here's a little more information about those leading the three
workshops, along with who will be facilitating on the day.

Muhunthan Kanagaratnam, CTA, leads day one's workshop on 'The Best Tax Deal for Your Client'. Muhunthan is a Tax Partner with
Deloitte specialising in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Helping clients identify and obtain tax value from their targets and manage their tax
exposures, he works with clients through the life of a transaction, from due
diligence and modelling to structuring, drafting and negotiating the tax
aspects of transaction documents. Muhunthan has advised on some unique and high
profile transactions. His clients range from large Australian and international
corporate clients to international private equity firms.

Facilitating day one's workshop with Muhunthan are Craig Brincat, CTA, James Petterson, ATI, and Stewart Williams.

'Preparing Small Business and Primary Producers for Change – Tax Concessions and Division 7A', the first workshop on day two is led by Paul Banister, CTA. A Chartered Accountant and a
Partner at Grant Thornton, Paul leads their tax division in Brisbane. He has over
30 years’ experience working with clients to help them navigate through complex
and potentially risky tax and commercial issues. His expertise includes
domestic and international tax planning, transaction advisory and support,
superannuation structuring and advice, succession planning and estate planning.
Paul has presented at many professional and business forums, both in Australia
and internationally. He is also a contributing author to Thomson Reuters' Financial Planning Handbook.

Workshop facilitators for 'Getting Preparing Small Business and Primary Producers for Change' are Linda Farmer, CTA, Maggie Millar, FTI, Peter Parsons, and Stacey Smith, CTA.

John Ioannou, CTA, leads the second workshop on day two, 'Restructuring Opportunities – A Bold New Era?'. Admitted as a Solicitor in 2002, John is a partner in McCullough Robertson. He has experience in the areas of
taxation, trusts and estate and succession planning. John has a Bachelor of
Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Law. Currently the National Representative for the Tax Institute’s
Queensland Professional Development Committee, he is one of our Queensland State
Councillors and is a member of the Law Council of Australia in the Business Law

Facilitating the workshop with John are Hayden Bentley, CTA, Mark Lowis, CTA, and Dominic Moon, ATI.

The event runs 25-26 February 2016. Find out more about the 2016 SME Tax Intensive and book your place here


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