Our in-house tax counsel has expert knowledge in specialist taxation matters, succession & estate planning.
Paul is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales with undergraduate degrees in both Law and Financial Administration from the University of New England and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Sydney. Paul has over 20 years’ experience as a taxation lawyer and has attained the designation of “Chartered Tax Adviser” from the Taxation Institute of Australia.
He commenced his career in the taxation division of one of the Big 4 accounting firms in Sydney in 1998. He became a tax lawyer with a mid-tier law firm before taking up a Senior Associate position with a boutique taxation advisory firm in 2009. In 2012 Paul accepted the Tax Lawyer position with Roberts & Morrow. As part of that role he heads up the Tax & Estate Planning Team which advises clients on business succession and estate planning issues. In 2015 Paul was made a Partner of the Firm.
Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are becoming increasingly significant within private client groups. Tax effective utilisation of SMSFs during one’s lifetime and appropriate strategies for passing control of the wealth held in an SMSF on death is therefore a key focus of Paul’s estate planning advice. As a tax lawyer working in an accounting practice, Paul brings a different skillset to superannuation problems, opportunities and strategies. He is therefore well placed to advise, not only on tax aspects of superannuation, but on how superannuation interacts with a client’s broader estate planning intentions.
Karina attended the University of New England where she obtained her undergraduate degrees in Financial Administration and Law. Whilst finishing her studies Karina began working at Roberts & Morrow in 2005.
Karina was admitted as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2010 and then furthered her knowledge by completing a Master of Applied Taxation from the University of New South Wales in 2013. She chose to focus her Masters study on superannuation, having completed modules on self-managed superannuation fund law and taxation of superannuation.
Her experience was predominantly in taxation and business services. However given her studies in law and having demonstrated a keen interest in assisting with complex taxation matters Karina joined the Tax & Estate Planning Team in 2013. She now supports Paul Williams by performing legal research and preparing advices on all topics of taxation and superannuation law and has a particular interest in estate planning.
In her spare time Karina enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband Damien and their three young daughters.