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Senior Lawyer Profiles

The senior lawyers at DBA Lawyers are among Australia’s leading SMSF lawyers. The combined experience of our solid team of lawyers and support staff provide the powerhouse to making DBA Lawyers the most respected SMSF law firm in Australia. A brief snapshot of our senior lawyers follows:

Daniel Butler
Director
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Daniel Butler
Dan is recognised as one of Australia’s leading SMSF lawyers complemented by his taxation and commercial expertise. He has worked predominantly in the fields of tax and superannuation over the past 30 years, is a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser, Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from the University of Melbourne.

Dan is a regular seminar presenter on tax and SMSF topics and has published extensively in these areas. Dan regularly presents for the major professional bodies including the SMSF Association, The Tax Institute, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and DBA Network.

Dan is a member of the ATO’s Superannuation Industry Relationship Network, the Chair of The Tax Institute’s National Superannuation Committee and is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Tax Committee and is involved with a number of other tax and SMSF committees. Dan presents on the subject of Taxation of Superannuation at the University of Melbourne’s Master of Laws/Tax program. Dan is also a Specialist SMSF Advisor™.

Bryce Figot
Special Counsel
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Bryce Figot
Bryce is also recognised as one of Australia’s leading SMSF lawyers. He has worked predominantly in the fields of tax and superannuation over the past 10 years and holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

Bryce is a regular seminar presenter on tax and SMSF topics and has published extensively in these areas. Bryce regularly presents for the major professional bodies including the SMSF Association, The Tax Institute, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and DBA Network.

Bryce is regularly quoted and published in the Australian Financial Review, the Herald Sun, CCH and LexisNexis publications, and elsewhere in the financial press. Bryce is on the editorial panel of LexisNexis’ Australian Superannuation Law Bulletin. Since 2010, he has lectured the SMSF component of the University of Melbourne’s Master of Laws subject Superannuation Law.
Bryce is a member of The Taxation Institute’s Super Club Subcommittee and is a Specialist SMSF Advisor™ as well as being a Chartered Tax Adviser.

 

David Oon
Senior Associate
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David has worked with DBA Lawyers since February 2008. His work focuses on all aspects of SMSF law ranging from complex ATO advocacy matters to front-end advice.

David has a monthly column in the Australian Financial Review covering SMSFs. He has also been published widely including in CCH and LexisNexis publications. He has presented extensively on SMSFs to advisers, including at CPA and IPA seminars.

David holds a Bachelor of Laws (with honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

William Fettes
Senior Associate
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William has worked with DBA Lawyers since March 2015 where his work focuses on superannuation law compliance, succession planning and taxation in an SMSF context.

William presents regularly on SMSF issues across Australia, including for CPA and DBA Network. William has also been published in numerous SMSF publications, including CCH, Taxation in Australia, SMSF Adviser and LexisNexis publications.

William holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. William is currently undertaking a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.