Property transactions are handled by Amanda Gell and consist of sales, purchases and leases of real property. Over the past few years Amanda has been involved in many real estate purchase transactions by self managed superannuation funds under limited recourse borrowing arrangements involving custodian trustees. Amanda can assist you in setting up legally valid custodian trust arrangements, loans and mortgages in what is an area which is fraught with stamp duty traps and difficulties. Property transactions in particular in the last year have become more complicated with foreign purchaser surcharges for land tax and stamp duty.
Peter is not only an incredibly experienced lawyer, he has provided invaluable advice and guidance on a number of general strategic business decisions. Peter has always been extremely very easy to contact and deal with and is a genuine person who exercises high levels of personal and business integrity.
Peter is a very pragmatic lawyer who I would say was a ‘go to’ person for tax and corporate tax issues. One of the reasons he is a ‘go to’ person is that he is interested in people / generous with his time.
Referred by our accountant, Peter handled complex restructuring issues within our family group of entities. His advice was professional, practical and easy to understand. After promptly dealing with this matter we further sought his advice on wills, trusts and company constitution amendments. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter to any business large or small.
I have worked with Peter Gell since 2008, where he has provided legal services and advice across areas relating to companies, trusts, superannuation, estate planning and taxation. Peter’s level of knowledge has been outstanding, however the bonus has been his pragmatic approach and his ability to explain complex matters in simple, down-to-earth, language. Peter has been a pleasure to work with.