MGI :: Gil Levy
Prior to joining the firm to head up our Sydney Office in 2002, Gil spent over 35 years practicing exclusively in the taxation area.
Six years at the Australian Taxation Office was followed by 19 years as a manager and partner in the national firm of Pannell Kerr Forster (PKF), and then some 11 years heading up the Private Client Services team within the tax division of the Sydney office of Arthur Andersen.
Gil's focus has primarily been on providing taxation advice and assistance to medium sized private and family owned businesses.
specialises in mergers, initial public offering, and sales and acquisitions within this market segment.
As a founding member of the NSW Chapter of Family Business Australia
, an organisation that provides education and a forum for family businesses to share their experiences, Gil
has gained valuable insight into the management and structure of family business.
Gil is a past National President of the Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA) and in that capacity sat on the panel of the National Tax Liaison Group, a body which provides a direct interface between the professional bodies and the Australian Taxation Office.
Gil is currently the Deputy President of Asia Oceania Tax Consultants Association (AOTCA) a body comprising of twenty tax professional associations in the Asia/Oceania region.
This provides valuable insight into the operation of the tax system in the member countries and contacts that can assist clients expanding into Asia.
has written and presented a number of papers on tax issues as they affect medium sized business for the TIA
and other professional bodies.
has also written numerous articles and chapters for commercial publications such as The Australian Weekly Tax Column
, BRW Weekly, The Sydney Morning Herald Money Section, Personal Investor Magazine
, Halsbury's Laws of Australia, and has lectured in Tax for the Securities Institute of Australia