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Jonathan Papalia - 20 years as a CPA

Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 by de Mestre and Company

Congratulations to one of our lawyers, Jonathan Papalia - 20 years as a Certified Practicing Accountant! .. Read more...

Why do I need to use a Notary Public?

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Jonathan Papalia, Executive Lawyer and Notary Public

If you are intending to move overseas or do business in another country, it is very likely that you may need to use the services of Notary Public. This article explains what a Notary Public is and the types of services they offer. What is a Notary Public? A Notary Public is someone who has been given authority to witness documents, admi .. Read more...

Considering scaling up? The advantages of company structures for SMEs

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Jonathan Papalia, Executive Lawyer and Notary Public

Company and trust structures are an ideal way of separating operational risks for growing businesses. When operating as a sole trader or in a partnership, all the risks of running a business are held personally by its owners. In fact, sole traders and unincorporated partnerships expose all of their owners’ personal assets to potential cla .. Read more...

Caveat emptor – Tips for buyers in off the plan property purchases

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by de Mestre and Company

Purchasing a property is a daunting experience for most people. With the large amount of development going on in and around Sydney at the moment, more properties are being sold off the plan adding a further layer of complexity to the transaction. From 1 July 2017 investors in off the plan properties will need to pay stamp duty within 3 mont .. Read more...

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