Timothy Stokes

Tim is a tax, not-for-profit and charity law specialist.

Tim works with complex family groups, private and listed companies, private equity and not-for-profit organisations across Australia. He has over 15 years of experience assisting clients to establish effective and efficient structures, manage complex tax positions, buy and sell assets and businesses, deal successfully with revenue authorities and design and implement comprehensive governance, succession planning and asset protection strategies.

Tim is also passionate about assisting not-for-profit and charity clients navigate the complex regulatory and commercial environments in which they operate – considering Federal and State tax exemptions, asset protection and charity laws.

In addition to being a lawyer, Tim also holds a Master of Laws (Taxation) and is South Australia’s only Tax Law Specialist accredited by the Law Society of South Australia. He is also a non-executive director of Racing SA Limited.


Tim’s experience includes advising:

  • Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in respect of the takeover bid by Wesfarmers Ltd;
  • A large indigenous organisation with significant commercial operations in respect of obtaining tax exempt and DGR status;
  • One of Australia’s largest high net worth family groups to understand its trust taxation obligations, identify potential concerns and develop and implement effective distribution strategies;
  • A for-profit care provider to restructure its operations to largely become charitable; and
  • A number of Victoria’s largest gaming operators on their ability to deduct Gaming Machine Entitlement expenditure, including engaging with the ATO and advising in respect of the subsequent litigation undertaken.

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