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Agricultural Industry

Members Voluntary Liquidation   The Situation The property was a large horse stud in Scone. We were appointed to the matter due to a shareholder dispute. Assets consisted of various plant, equipment and property and the company sold off a significant amount of livestock on a monthly basis as part of its business. The Solution We were involved in the trading of the business, the value and sale of livestock…

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September 3, 2020

Travel Vouchers & Insolvency – Clear Skies or a Turbulent Ride?

Australians love to travel. We’re an adventurous and resilient lot. COVID-19 has tested that resilience on a number of fronts, including the restraint on exercising our free movement. Global tourism and air travel has effectively been brought to a resounding halt, and the Domestic travel front hasn’t fared much better, with the pandemic causing some State Governments to impose hard border closures, all but surrendering certain state economies to the…

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June 22, 2020

F.A.F.G.A – The perils of a failed DOCA

A recent Federal Court case (1) has found that the liquidator of a company after a failed Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) [our FAQ’s on DOCA’s can be found here] may recover payments made to the ATO, on tax debts accrued during the DOCA period, as unfair preferences (pursuant to ss 588FA and 588FE(2B) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act)). Despite not being directly dealt with in this…

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Don’t Waste the Crisis: Is NOW the Opportunity of a Lifetime to Restructure?

I am stating the obvious by saying the COVID-19 caused lockdown in Australia will not be remembered by most as the Time of Opportunity in the lucky country, or in any country. Seeing revenue drop for many businesses by amounts no-one (save for those wearing tin-foil hats) would have planned for has caused intense stress amongst business owners. Add to that the concern washing over your face as you see…

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Isolating from a Bankruptcy Trustee?

There is an old bankruptcy expression called “keeping house” – an act of bankruptcy in fact before a person is made bankrupt. Picture the blinds that are drawn all day, the doorbell and knocks that go unanswered even though the lights are on and the debtor is at home, but unwilling to discuss his/her circumstances or accept service of legal documents. On a small number of files, this behaviour continues…

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Business and Assets For Sale – Hopetoun Tea Rooms

Melbourne, VIC SV Partners have been appointed Adminstrators of Finetea Pty Ltd ATF Finetea Trust (Administrators Appointed) and are seeking expressions of interest for purchase of the business and assets of the renowned and the unique Melbourne Institution that is the Hopetoun Tea Rooms in the Block Arcade on Collins Street, Melbourne. Should you have an interest in this iconic business and its assets, please contact either Lisa Isaac or…

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May 22, 2020

Mortgage Trail Commission Loan Book – For Sale

Mortgage Trail Book For Sale – Sydney Trail income currently $15,300pm exc. GST. Mortgage Lane Pty Ltd In Liquidation.  Jason Porter, SV Partners was appointed liquidator. Xcllusive Business Brokers have been appointed as exclusive agents and seeking urgent offers from perspective buyers. Trail income currently $15,300pm exc. GST. This well- established loan book is currently aggregated through AFG. Loans number 326 to value of $104M mostly with the major banks….

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April 27, 2020

Directors in the ATO Sights

In recent years, there has been a public policy push towards greater accountability from (particularly) directors in the corporate space. The perception that unscrupulous directors are abusing the legislative framework to avoid having to pay both employee entitlements and taxation liabilities, or are using the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a quasi-financier has resulted in a raft of new measures to deter this behaviour. A necessary outcome of this push…

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March 25, 2020

Australian Accountants, Lawyers & Directors Conference™ – 21 Years

7 to 14 January 2020 – Aspen, Colorado | 7 to 14 January 2021 – Aspen, Colorado (likely dates) The 2020 AALDC celebrated the 21st year of the conference. Once again it was an outstanding success with approximately seventy delegates attending informative conference sessions by eminent speakers in a number of different legal, financial and business related fields. In addition, enjoyable networking events were held throughout the week at which…

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