Michael Parker


Qualifications: LLB, BEcon



Michael’s practice focuses on tax disputes, capital gains tax, business sales and acquisitions and restructuring. He also acts in matters that deal with domestic income tax, tax compliance, tax training tax due diligence.

Michael has been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia in Tax Law every year since 2016.


  • Handling tax disputes including audits, objections, and AAT and Federal Court litigation.
  • Advising tax consolidated groups on their tax sharing agreements, and entry and exit consequences.
  • Providing tax expert reports for various product disclosure statements.
  • Advising clients on structuring business sales, mergers, restructures and acquisitions, so as to best take advantage of available tax concessions and tax rollovers.
  • Providing advice on tax debt/equity rules.
  • Advising on the operation and effects of the tax consolidation rules.
  • Providing advice on the application of various trust and company tax loss rules, and inter-entity loan rules.


Best Lawyers in Australia
Partner – Tax Law
Best Lawyers in Australia
Partner – Tax Law

Latest thinking

Thinking | 26 Nov 2019

Talking Tax – Issue 179

This week, we take a look at the ATO’s Draft Taxation Ruling on car parking benefits, legislation that proposes to extend the definition of ‘Significant Global Entity’ and the ATO’s response to the recent Bluescope decision, which considered the meaning of ‘ordinary time earnings' and 'ordinary hours of work'.