The Office

A certified lawyer, registered with the bar of Nice, my main areas of practice are tax law and social tax law, both with local and international customers. I hold a Master’s II degree in company tax strategy. In addition, I have been a member of the tax lawyers’ association since 2013.

In order to be in direct contact with my clients and the matters I am dealing with, I set up on my own in 2012. However, as an individual rather than part of a larger firm, I feel that it is not possible to be competent in all subjects, which is why I only practise in my areas of excellence. If your situation does not fall into one of them, I will have the intellectual honesty to recommend that you consult another lawyer.

I strive to be as available and reachable as possible and my workflow is organized with this goal in mind. As certain situations require specific interventions (such as a tax administration investigation procedure), the management of succession planning or business goals must be considered in the long term. That is why it is essential for a lawyer to have a clear understanding of his clients’ needs and objectives.

Having family ties in England, I attach great importance to assisting foreign clients wishing to settle or invest in France. It is often difficult for foreign clients to understand the complex French administrative processes.

Philosophy

Although Tax Law does not conjure up the most “glamorous” image, it is an integral part of  the evolution of our society (temporary expatriation, AirBnb rentals etc.), and of the business world (crowdfunding, marketplace etc), as well as being connected to new technology (cryptocurrencies, video game creation aids etc).

The philosophy of my office is to respond to these developments and any related issues which entrepreneurs, businesses or individuals may face. Tax Law must remain a set of rules which are to be superimposed on a factual reality, it is important that they, in no way, alter the source.

Tax procedures offer little room for manoeuvring, and a clear understanding is particularly important when following any litigation cases. In such instances, it is essential to intervene in time, and I strongly encourage seeking the assistance of a lawyer at the earliest opportunity. From experience, it is much more effective to intervene at the beginning of a litigation procedure, to explain your situation methodically, and with convincing documents, than to wait for the Administration to come up with their own interpretation of your situation and to draw conclusions which could be to your disadvantage.