In addition, combining his commercial, corporate and taxation practices, Ross offers strategic business succession, wealth management and succession advice to a broad spectrum of clients, from small to medium business owners to some of Australia’s wealthiest individuals and family groups.
Ross has been highlighted in prominent international guides to lawyers and law firms, including The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and the Tax Directors Handbook in which sources commend him for his “practical and technical advice”. Ross has also been recognised in successive editions of Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Trust and Estates Practitioners.
Ross graduated from The University of Melbourne with an honours degree in law and a degree in commerce with an accounting major. He joined Arnold Bloch Leibler in 1982 and became a partner in 1990.
Ross is a member of the commercial & corporate and private client (ABL Private) practices. His practice focuses on the following areas:
- mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence and regulatory approvals, and preparation of acquisition and restructure documentation through to completion;
- stakeholder agreements, including partnership, shareholder and joint venture agreements; advising professional practices, including accounting, law and financial advisory firms;
- corporate restructuring;
- wealth management, including business succession planning, asset protection, and succession planning; and
- estate, trust and family disputes.