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Matthew Burgess

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Matthew Burgess co-founded View in 2014, having been a partner and lawyer at one of Australia’s leading independent law firms for over 17 years.
Matthew’s passion is helping clients to successfully achieve their goals.
Matthew specialises in tax, estate and succession planning, providing strategic adviceto business owners and high net worth individuals, and has been recognised in the ‘Best Lawyers’ list since 2014 in relation to trusts and estates and in ‘Doyles’ either personally or as part of View since 2015 in relation to taxation. In 2017 he was also nominated as Tax Partner of the Year (Lawyers Weekly).
While a significant focus of Matthew’s practice is on small to medium enterprises and private business owners, the growth in this area in recent years has meant that he also regularly works on transactions with listed companies.
In part leveraging off the skills he has developed working in the SME market space, Matthew has been the catalyst in developing a number of innovative legal products for advisers and their clients.
As an author, Matthew is widely recognised as an expert in his field, who constantly creates bespoke revenue related strategies for the growth, management and protection of wealth.
Matthew is regularly published in Australia’s leading monthly tax journal, The Tax Institute’s Taxation in Australia (11 articles since 2012) and the leading weekly tax journal, Thomson Reuters’ Weekly Tax Bulletin (20 articles since 2012).

  1. The Nine Steps to a Complete Estate Plan
  2. Five Essential Estate Planning Articles (ebook)
  3. Nine Essential Blue Journal Articles
  4. The Seven Key Aspects of Testamentary Trusts
  5. The Five Foundations of SMSFs
  6. Six Foundations of the Taxation of Trusts
  7. The Seven Foundations of Business Succession
  8. Seven Essential Structuring Articles (ebook)
  9. The Nine Foundations of Asset Protection (also available as an ebook)
  10. The Dream Enabler
  11. The Dream Enabler Reference Guide
  12. The Dream Enabler Workbook
  13. 40 Forms of Trusts Workbook
  14. Inside Stories Reference Guide (collection of blog posts)
  15. Inside Stories 2017 (ebook)
  16. Estate Planning War Stories Reference Guide
  17. Probate and Estate Administration Workbook
  18. 101 Tips for Staying Young and Foolish
  19. 101 Lawyer Jokes
  20. Laws for Life Reference Guide (free ebook)
  21. Adviser Tools Reference Guide (free ebook)
  22. Best Ever 101 Accountant Jokes