Amanda is a partner and head of the firm’s tax department and advises the firm’s clients on tax issues in corporate and personal transactions, tax planning, tax litigation and dealing with Revenue.
Amanda is an adviser with extensive experience in advising on the commercial and tax aspects of M&As, reorganisations and restructurings, estate and retirement planning, trusts, insolvency and all aspects of property transactions with specialized experience in stamp duty and stamp duty planning.She has a particular interest in structuring of property transactions and corporate transactions including mergers and divisions, refinancing, acquisitions, disposals, corporate re-organisations and Management Buy Outs (MBOs).
Amanda also advises high-net-worth individuals providing personal tax advice on tax efficient succession planning, family business structuring, mergers and acquisitions and debt restructuring.
Amanda joined Philip Lee in 2018 from a top tier accountancy firm. Amanda is a qualified Barrister at Law and an experienced Chartered Tax Adviser with considerable knowledge across the field of tax having over fifteen combined years’ experience in professional tax roles. She trained in a “Big 4” accountancy firm and spent 8 years advising in the transaction team of a top tier accountancy firm. She also practised as a barrister for a number of years and spent some time in a leading legal firm.
Amanda has an expanse of technical writing experience having authored and co-authored a number of publications including Bloomsbury’s Irish Law of Stamp Duty and Taxation in Ireland and the Irish Taxation Institute’s Corporate Transactions: Tax and Legal Issues. In addition to her publishing experience, she also contributes articles to all of the major professional journals such as the Irish Tax Review and the Law Society Gazette.
She is hugely active with professional institutes, sitting on various committees and assisting in the development of material, seminars and events.
She has also lectured and tutored throughout her career, having spoken to professionals at numerous events and seminars around the country. She has lectured extensively on the professional qualification courses of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Irish Taxation Institute (ITI) and the Law Society of Ireland (PPCI and PPCII).
During 2017, she presented a paper at the prestigious Irish Taxation Institute’s Annual Conference in addition to winning an award for Article of the Year in the Irish Tax Review.
Amanda was recommended for her work in tax in the 2019 edition of Legal 500.
Irish Tax Institute
Law Society of Ireland