Lawyers

Peter Bobbin

Managing Principal

T: +61 2 8263 6600
M: +61 0408 111 831
E: pbobbin@argylelawyers.com.au

Peter is one of Australia’s best-known speakers on taxation, estate planning, trusts and superannuation. For over 30 years Peter has earned respect amongst the profession for his technical expertise and outside of the box thinking.

Peter is the Tax Institute of Australia’s 2015 SME Tax Adviser of the Year.

Whatever Peter undertakes, his focus is foremost on the outcome. As a former university lecturer, frequent commentator on the law and former accountant, Peter can’t help but bring a practical and insightful approach to law. For this reason he counts as clients the financial services arms of every major financial institution in Australia, some of Australia’s best known high net wealth families, public and private companies, and associations.

Peter advises individuals, corporations and their accountants, financial advisers, and lawyers.

Peter is also a board member of several companies and charitable organisations.

Academic qualifications: Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Taxation (Distinction), Chartered Tax Adviser.

Morris Maroon

Principal, Head of Tax

T: +61 2 8263 6600
M: +61 0413 152 015
E: mmaroon@argylelawyers.com.au

With 30 years of experience working in the corporate and international tax fields in Australia and overseas, Morris has extensive experience in providing tax solutions to a wide range of clients.

Morris specialises in providing tax solutions to multinational groups, Australian listed and private companies and high net worth individuals and families. His clients are involved in a range of industries including property, retail, manufacturing, and import distribution.

Morris also provides assistance to accountants, financial advisers and other lawyers on complex taxation matters.

Morris’s areas of expertise include international tax planning, inbound and outbound structuring, due diligence work, GST, stamp duty, payroll taxes and FBT.

Morris brings an in-depth understanding of the Australian taxation system and a focus in providing his clients with practical solutions that also takes into account the accounting and legal implications.

Prior to joining Argyle Lawyers, Morris was a corporate tax partner of the Big Four chartered accounting firm.

Morris has considerable skills in the effective use of trusts for tax planning and asset protection.

Academic qualifications: Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Economics (Accounting), Chartered Accountant.

Fiona Sonntag

Principal, Head of Property Solutions

T: +61 2 8263 6600
M: +61 0413 704 555
E: fsonntag@argylelawyers.com.au

Fiona has specialised in commercial and residential property for more than 25 years – working closely with advisers, retailers, property developers, investors, franchises, financiers, self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) and small-medium businesses.

Her areas of expertise include working with Argyle Lawyers' tax specialists on the structuring of property projects; commercial and retail leases; strata title developments; subdivisions of land and buildings; syndicated property investments; and family business premises - held inside and outside superannuation. 

Fiona has a strong focus on advising SMSF trustees and lenders on the acquisition of real estate (business and residential) in superannuation funds.

Academic qualifications: Diploma of Law, Bachelor of Arts.

Christina Wolfsbauer

Senior Associate

M: +61 0428 663 643
E: cwolfsbauer@argylelawyers.com.au

 

Christina maintains a Gold Coast office for Argyle Lawyers, particularly to serve the high net worth Queensland clients in all aspects of private client law including personal and business succession planning, superannuation, taxation and trusts.

Christina brings to the table significant experience in assisting clients with business and personal succession planning, wealth protection strategies and estate administration. Christina enjoys working together with her clients to achieve tailored outcomes that are both asset protective and tax effective for their current situations and for the management of their future wealth.

Having previously worked in the tax team of a Big Four chartered accounting firm, Christina advises both corporate and private clients in relation to all aspects of Federal and State taxes, with particular focus on indirect taxes.

Specialising in highly-tailored and sophisticated solutions for clients, Christina’s focus is on providing tax-effective and asset-protective solutions for her clients.

Academic qualifications: Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Management Studies (Accounting), Masters of Law (near completion), Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Tax Institute.

King Tan

Senior Associate

T: +61 2 8263 6600
M: +61 402 054 221
E: ktan@argylelawyers.com.au

King is an Associate in our Taxation team. King specialises in Australian and international taxation and tax controversy.

King provides tax law advice to multinational groups, Australian listed and private companies and high net worth individuals and families on all aspects of Australian Federal and State taxes including income tax, corporate tax, stamp duty, payroll tax and GST.

King’s experience includes advising on Australian and international transactions, M&A due diligence, tax consolidation, property leases and acquisitions, sales of businesses, corporate restructures, trust taxation, business succession planning, implementation of asset protection structures, and preparation of relevant legal documentation.

King also has experience in assisting clients in all stages of disputes with tax authorities, including management of risk reviews, audits, objections, appeals to Tribunals and Courts, tax debt negotiations and voluntary disclosures.

King’s focus is in achieving the client’s objectives in a tax efficient manner.

Prior to joining Argyle Lawyers, King worked in the corporate tax team of a Big Four chartered accounting firm.

Academic qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Masters of Law (near completion), Fellow of the Tax Institute.

Elizabeth Burnheim

Solicitor

T: +61 2 8263 6600
E: eburnheim@argylelawyers.com.au

Elizabeth is a solicitor in our Taxation team specialising in estate planning, superannuation and various taxation matters.

Elizabeth assists a broad range of clients with their state and federal tax matters particularly in the areas of payroll tax, stamp duty, GST, income tax and superannuation. Elizabeth also works under the close guidance of Peter Bobbin to provide clients, including high net wealth families, public and private companies with solutions to their succession planning needs.

Elizabeth has a broad range of experience in all matters involving tax, from assisting clients with implementing the gearing strategy, to purchasing property within their self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs), to providing clients with detailed advice in relation to capital gains tax and assisting clients with their estate plans.

Elizabeth has also presented at various taxation discussion groups and seminars on a number of different tax topics including; the tax practitioners board, land partitions and tax, contractors v employees and the use of trusts for asset protection.

Elizabeth's primary focus is to understand her clients goals and to provide a tax effective solution to achieving those goals.

Academic qualifications: Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Business, Chartered Tax Advisor (near completion).

Patrick Huang

Senior Associate

T: +61 2 8263 6600
M: +61 415 714 577
E: phuang@argylelawyers.com.au

Patrick is a solicitor in our Taxation team having previously worked in the expatriate and employment tax practice of a Big Four chartered accounting firm.

Patrick brings a wide range of taxation experience to Argyle Lawyers with experience covering both domestic and international taxation matters such as expatriate and global mobility tax issues, local employment tax matters, executive remuneration, employee share schemes, and personal income tax and superannuation planning. He also has extensive experience assisting expatriates with their complex global income tax compliance and dealing with the ATO on their behalf.

Patrick's primary focus is on tax, estate planning and superannuation, which include, amongst other things, preparation of wills and ancillary documentation, advising on succession planning and superannuation strategies, tax effective arrangements, and involvement preparing documents for the sale of businesses. . He also advises on the various tax issues arising from these matters and on major commercial transactions.

Patrick also has experience dealing with tax controversy matters, providing risk management services in the context of ATO audits (including foreign income, employee share scheme, and AUSTRAC matters), managing voluntary disclosures (such as the recent Project DO IT tax amnesty) and objections. Patrick also has some experience in dealing with family law disputes, property transactions and other litigation matters.

Academic qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Masters of Law (near completion).

Andrew Noble

Special Counsel

T: +61 2 8263 6600
E: anoble@argylelawyers.com.au

Andrew has over 15 years' experience in General litigation and regularly appears on behalf of clients in jurisdictions such as the Supreme, District, Federal and Local Courts.

Originally an advocate in insurance litigation, Andrew has expanded his caseload to include a broad range of subject matter and his litigated matters including:

  • Seeking Declarations with regard to a client’s lease.
  • Seeking damages against an Owners Corporation and Strata Manager for failure to repair a building.
  • Seeking Declarations regarding entitlements to monies paid into Court.
  • Breach of Contract and debt recovery.
  • Estate disputes.
  • Insolvency proceedings.
  • Professional negligence and Debt recovery.
  • Family provision claims.
  • Litigation involving the ATO.
  • Acting on behalf of Trusts.

Andrew also acts for clients in commercial matters such as the drafting or reviewing of purchase agreements, sale of goods agreements, employment contracts, binding financial agreements, loan agreements, nondisclosure, non-circumvent and confidentiality agreements, design and manufacturing agreements, deeds of variation of loans, deeds of release and settlement, lease agreements, shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements, rental agreements and terms and conditions for websites.

Academic qualifications: Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Manichanh Phompida

Solicitor

T: +61 2 8263 6600
E: mphompida@argylelawyers.com.au

Mani is an experienced Property Law Solicitor. Over her 10 year career path Mani has worked across Probate, Family Law and General Commercial Law prior to specialising in Property Law.

As a key member of the Property Solutions team Mani assists on a broad range of property matters; residential conveyancing, commercial leasing and sales, conducting due diligence for the sale of complex businesses, such as supporting the team in representing the seller of a large business to a public company in the retirement village industry.

Mani’s talents extend beyond her specialist property knowledge to loan and security documentation, including personal property security registrations, superannuation borrowing, complex estate administrations involving testamentary trusts and overseas assets, recently having successfully located an unknown estate beneficiary.

Mani has a diligent, no fuss approach. Meeting deadlines, exceeding expectations and delivering quality outcomes for her clients are the trademarks of her style.

Academic qualifications: Bachelor of Laws

Donna Yeum

Solicitor

T: +61 2 8263 6600
E: dyeum@argylelawyers.com.au

Donna is a Solicitor in our Property Solutions team. Graduating in 2013, Donna quickly found her key area of interest lay in Property Law.  After gaining substantial experience in simple conveyancing matters Donna moved onto more challenging large-scale multi-million dollar transactions.  Donna’s experience includes off-the-plan development projects and investment in multi-storied commercial premises requiring detailed due diligence.

Donna works closely with our Head of Property, Fiona Sonntag, across a broad range of Property matters including assisting with estate planning and complex estate administrations.

Academic qualifications: Bachelor of Laws & Commerce