James Hooper is the managing partner of HLB Mann Judd in SA. He currently leads the Business Advisory Services division in South Australia and is highly experienced in providing business advisory services to a range of small and medium businesses.

James has extensive experience in business structuring, liability and tax planning as well as profit and cash flow optimisation. His expertise extends across several industry groups including wine, hospitality, property and construction, and agribusiness. With a background in family business, James understands this sector’s unique challenges and advises on areas including succession planning, generational change and family constitutions.

James brings strong and practical expertise in the wine sector, having family wine interests and clients in the regions.

James can often be heard or read about as he is a regular presenter and media contributor on business structuring, taxation, business planning and funding.

Areas of expertise

  • Business services
  • Business sale
  • Food & wine
  • Hospitality
  • Property & construction
  • Professional services
  • Agribusiness
  • Education

Qualifications & memberships

  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Graduate Diploma in Business (Property)
  • Associate, Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand
  • Registered Land Agent
  • Registered Tax Agent

Community Involvement

  • Supports community and not-for-profit housing in South Australia

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