Andrew Coates, Director
Andrew is responsible for advising on and creating a vast array of legal documentation which includes all types of commercial relationships and transactions. He has extensive experience in a broad range of areas and has a particular interest in two areas.
The first is advising on and establishing tax effective business and investment structures that minimise various commercial risks. This requires expert knowledge and skill in the areas of company, trust and partnership law, income tax, capital gains tax, goods and services tax, payroll tax, stamp duty, land tax and other revenue law.
Andrew works closely with accountants and financial planners in developing strategies to maximise wealth and minimise tax, commercial risk and the effects of a personal or company insolvency on the “family wealth”.
The second area of particular interest is Estate Planning – working out what will be best and what is to happen when a client retires or dies. In this case, Andrew works closely with financial planners, insurance brokers and accountants in advising appropriate strategies and drafting appropriate agreements and wills to ensure your objectives are met.