Jackson McDonald

Charities Department

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What the team is known for Strong reputation in the Western Australian community for its representation of charities and NFPs across a comprehensive range of sectors, and particularly well known for supporting indigenous organisations. Also active in areas such as sports and the religious sector. Handles the structuring and establishment of charitable entities and the formation of their constitutions, together with governance, fund-raising and taxation issues. Interacts regularly with the Australian Taxation Office and the ACNC and also acts extensively for government agencies, funders and individual philanthropists.

Strengths A client was pleased at the level of service received, noting: "They are brilliant: they provide a very efficient service, give clear planning and good timekeeping and turn around documents quickly."

Another client adds: "They're very efficient, they walk us through what needs to happen and their advice is very easy to follow. They are without a doubt the best firm for not-for-profit work in Perth."

Work highlights Acted for Sunset Studios in relation to the organisation's constitution in order for it to be eligible for endorsement as a deductible gift recipient.

Notable practitioners

Adam Levin is particularly well regarded for his work assisting clients in the indigenous community in addition to work more broadly in the charities space. A client comments: "He has many years of experience in this field and I believe he is personally committed to encouraging and supporting philanthropy."

Elizabeth Tylich is praised for her ability to provide straightforward advice, one client noting: "She's very good at writing advice that's easy to understand and user-friendly." Another client adds: "She's very knowledgeable in the governance area and is very able to communicate actively." She assists charities with a broad range of matters, including corporate structure and regulatory compliance.