Greg holds professional qualifications in both accounting (CA)
and law (barrister and solicitor of the High Court). He has been
using both of those disciplines through specialising in tax since
joining Staples Rodway in 2001. He has co-authored a number of
articles for New Zealand and overseas publications and also for a
number of professional and industry presentations.
Greg has a diverse client base and has advised a similarly wide
category of clients from larger corporates and SMEs to individuals
and not-for-profit entities.
Greg has spent significant time advising clients about their
taxation liabilities on land transactions and ensuring income tax
on those transactions is not triggered unnecessarily. This extends
to obtaining binding rulings from the IRD to provide peace of mind
for his clients. Interaction with the IRD is also a strong point
for Greg with experience in liaising with the IRD in
investigations, defending clients in disputes with the IRD and
making voluntary disclosures on behalf of clients.
Greg also has expertise in restructuring businesses to maximise
commercial and tax efficiencies through changing business trading
and holding entities, company amalgamations and share buyouts.
Greg is a keen hockey player and can often be found at the
Hamilton hockey turf, rain, hail or shine. He also enjoys
participating in a variety of other sports, including as an
armchair critic. For evening pursuits, Greg likes to relax by
watching a good movie.