Jonathan has also advised extensively on cross-border taxation issues; employment taxes, including the tax treatment of employee share schemes, termination payments and fringe benefits; and the GST implications of transactions and dealings in the development of property.
Using his technical tax knowledge, Jonathan works with clients to obtain commercial and practical outcomes. He has particular experience in dealing with the Australian Taxation Office on complex tax issues in a dispute resolution context.
Jonathan is a keen and active member of the tax community. As well as presenting on tax topics at various sessions and authoring a number of published articles, papers and bulletins, Jonathan is an active member of the Tax Institute’s GST and SME committees.
In 2017, Jonathan won 'Emerging Tax Star' in the Tax Institute's "Tax Adviser of the Year" Awards and was a finalist in the 2018 Lawyers Weekly “30 Under 30 Awards” in the Tax category.
Prior to joining Arnold Bloch Leibler in 2012, Jonathan worked in a financial advisory role at a top investment bank and a top four accounting firm. He was appointed as a partner effective July 2019.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales. In addition, Jonathan completed his Masters of Tax at the University of Sydney in 2017.
Jonathan’s practice focuses on the following areas:
- advising clients on, and managing, all stages of ATO audits and reviews of clients' income tax and GST affairs (mainly in relation to large business, high wealth and private group audits) and resolving disputes with the ATO
- advising on the GST implications of property transactions, cross border transactions and on the sale of businesses
- advising clients on, and managing, all stages of making a voluntary disclosure, including liaising with the ATO
- corporate and international income tax, including the Australian tax implications of mergers and acquisitions, consolidation, group restructuring (solvent and insolvent), investment into and out of Australia, and the application of Australia's tax treaty network
- taxation issues affecting individuals including the taxation of offshore assets and structures, issues and disputes concerning tax residency and advising on asset protection
- taxation of trusts and funds advice, and
- employee incentive arrangements and employment related taxes.