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Mike Smith

Position: Partner
Phone: (02) 9689 2266
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Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Chartered Accountant

Professional Associations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member, Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association

Professional Appointments

  • Registered Liquidator


Mike Smith is a founding partner of Smith Hancock.  He has over 30 years of experience dealing with corporate insolvency and business reconstruction and is well-respected and regarded in the finance profession for his knowledge and expertise.  At Smith Hancock, Mike has been appointed external administrator for a wide range of corporations including some of Australia’s well-known brand names and franchises.

Mike has gained extensive experience in the commercial sector, working closely with major banks, financial institutions, legal and accounting firms to deliver insolvency and reconstruction solutions for businesses of various sizes and structures.  He is committed to providing the highest possible standards of service to clients as well as timely, effective and realistic solutions to their financial problems.

During Mike’s career with Smith Hancock he has managed appointments for partnerships, small to medium sized enterprises, large corporations and national franchises.  He has particular experience within industries as diverse as:

  • Computer engineering
  • Franchising
  • Retail
  • Automotive
  • Property development
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Licensed clubs/hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Manufacturing

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Welcome to New Partner and Reforms to Insolvency Law Read all
ASIC Statistics and Enforcement Read all
Government Targets Foreign Investors with New Tax Legislation Read all
Dodgy Advisers – Watch Out! Read all
Steering the Ship onto Rocks: Directors Flouting Obligations Read all
From the Mining Boom to the Ideas Boom - What it All Means Read all
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Unreasonable Director-related Transactions & PPSA Update Read all
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Leases and Insolvency Read all
PPS Update Read all
Expansion of Director Liability Provisions (PAYG & SGC) Now Law Read all
Proposed Changes to Corporations Act (Phoenix Activity) and Taxation Act (Director Penalty) Read all
March 2012 PPSA Newsletter Practical Worked Examples Read all
Personal Property Securities Act ("PPSA") Now Law Read all
PPS Reform - Understanding Security Interests: Perfection and Priorities Read all
Tax Changes - Expansion of Director Liability Provisions Read all
Australian Taxation Office - Statutory Garnishee Notices Read all
Major Change to Registering Security Interests – Personal Property Securities Reform Read all
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