The challenging and ever-changing nature of taxation law is an area populated by the legal industry’s elite who are eagerly sought after for their specialist knowledge. Among these, few can say they sit in the same class as John Tucker — one of the best and most experienced tax experts in South Australia.
As the DW Fox Tucker tax team leader, John is widely regarded as a pre-eminent tax specialist, as evidenced by his recognition in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession (Pre-eminent Since 2012) and Best Lawyers Australia (Lawyer of the Year, 2014 & 2015).
With experience spanning more than four decades, John is regularly engaged to act for clients in the most demanding of tax-related matters. Together with his extraordinary knowledge of tax law, his years of expertise also extend to most areas of commercial law, particularly major commercial transactions.
Often called upon by Australian and foreign businesses, John’s areas of expertise include advising on tax-effective business structures, acquisitions and disposals, restructures, mergers, demergers, buy-backs and share cancellations, structured finance packaging, and superannuation fund advice, to name just a few.
John also represents clients in taxation disputes through negotiation, documentation of submissions, objections and appeals, litigation and mediation.
Other areas where John’s commercial nous shines and his valuable tax advice is sought include joint venture arrangements, legal structuring of supporting documentation for new business and property ventures, major acquisitions and disposals, significant residential land developments, new residential and commercial home unit projects, retirement villages, shopping centres and urban renewal developments, plus estate planning and family succession.
John is a life member and Chartered Tax Adviser of The Tax Institute and has served as its National President.