Tom O’Sullivan, Special Counsel and Mediator

Tom O'Sullivan LawyerTom O’Sullivan completed his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 1998. He has postgraduate qualifications in Business and Adult Education.

Since admission as a solicitor in NSW, Tom has dedicated himself to the pursuit of excellence in the practice of both taxation law and family law. He has extensive, practical experience having worked previously as a lawyer and consultant in both the private and government sectors, where he also managed teams.

Tom is a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) with The Taxation Institute, and is extensively published in some of Australia’s leading, legal publications for professionals, including the Australian Premium Master Tax Guide and the Australian Federal Tax Reporter (published by Wolters Kluwer – previously called CCH).

Tom shares his expertise as a sessional lecturer in law to postgraduate students at Macquarie University (and previously at UNSW); and also at The Tax Institute.

Since joining O’Sullivan Legal, Tom has assisted in providing taxation advice in family law matters; and has been heavily involved in helping clients with matters involving the Australian Taxation Office where issues have included:

  • tax fraud, tax evasion and crime
  • non-compliant directors’ loans in matrimonial property proceedings
  • capital gains tax and superannuation issues following relationship breakdowns, and
  • complex taxation issues in family law.

Tom is also an avid believer in helping clients resolve their disputes without recourse to litigation, where possible. As a nationally-accredited mediator (National Mediator Accreditation System), Tom works with parties to resolve:

  • parenting and property disputes in the family law context
  • family provision claims
  • workplace disputes, and
  • disputes with the Australian Taxation Office.

Tom is able to share with his clients the benefit of his unique skillset and professional experience to provide you with real-world solutions.