Mike HayesPartner at Kingston Smith
Mike has a particular talent for problem-solving. He always looks at the big picture, analysing the client’s business, carefully assessing risks, recommending options and innovative ideas to help clients achieve their commercial goals. Mike takes the technical complexity out of tax planning concepts, explaining everything in an efficient and professional, yet friendly, way.
Mike has more than 27 years’ experience of advising businesses and their owners on a wide range of taxation issues. He works with entrepreneurial businesses of all sizes. His particular focus is on business structures, corporate and property transactions, share schemes and capital gains tax planning for owner-managed businesses across various sectors. But his special emphasis is on property and media and marketing services.
Much of Mike’s time is spent advising UK and US businesses on setting up in the ‘other’ country. Mike presents in the US on ‘Doing business in the UK’ and works closely with associated firms in major US cities.
Mike has lectured for more than 20 years on taxation matters at ICAEW and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He is also an associate of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
In his spare time he enjoys travel, golf, and skiing. He also admits to supporting Liverpool FC.