With over 20 years private practice and investment banking experience, coupled with experience gained in the private investment sector, Adam is an industry leader in complex private equity, MBO/MBI, M&A, and corporate finance transactions. All that aside, Adam’s passion is deal facilitation.
He provides strategic advice to a wide variety of clients in identifying, structuring and executing complex private equity, M&A, and corporate finance transactions such as: the $146.5m acquisition of the Field Marketing Group of Photon Group Limited; the $250m M&A/private equity aggregation of an electrical contracting business by Trivantage Group Pty Ltd; and the $1.2bn MBO of a funds management business by Karara Capital. It’s behind the business scenes that Adam makes his biggest contribution. Adam’s numerous philanthropic ventures led him to start up his own charitable organisation, the Rockwell Foundation.
Practicing for over 25 years, George affords clients the breadth and depth of his knowledge in commercial litigation, dispute resolution and employment law. George is reputed for his pragmatic approach to commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He always has his client’s interests at heart and works vigilantly to achieve their optimal commercial and legal outcome without litigation when possible. In the event litigation is necessary, don’t be fooled by George’s smile; he’s as ruthless and unrelenting as any other litigator when circumstances demand it. Following his recent appointment as President of Pronia an advocacy group supporting the Greek community through various elderly, disabled and children’s services, George is affectionately known as ‘El Presidente’ to some. George’s passion for his community is also demonstrated through his position as founding volunteer with the Australian Greek Welfare Legal Information Referral Service.
Chief Executive Officer
Sehran joined R.B. Flinders in 2010 and has over 17 years' experience in areas such as corporate governance, commercial and commercial litigation, wills and estates, retail leasing and conveyancing, making her an integral part of our leadership team.
Prior to being appointed CEO in 2018, Sehran has held various operative and executive roles within the business, with a particular focus on infrastructure and human resourcing. As well as working closely with the Principals and executive team to facilitate business operation and growth, Sehran is passionate about the development and support of our team.
Outside of the corporate world, Sehran enjoys spending time with her young family and exploring the great outdoors.
Principal Solicitor/Accredited Mediator
Daniel heads up the firm’s family law practice. Having grown up in Manchester, Daniel has been a proud Melbournian since 2007. He’s since practiced exclusively in all aspects of family law matters, including both simple and complex property and parenting disputes. Daniel’s experience also includes working for five years as a volunteer at the Fitzroy Legal Service family law clinic.
Although Daniel has frequently run matters in the Family Court, he’s a strong advocate of helping clients to resolve disputes outside of Court. In May 2017, Daniel became a nationally accredited mediator via AIFLAM (the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators), and where possible, he encourages clients to reach their own agreement in a respectful and dignified manner through processes such as mediation and collaborative law. Daniel is also available for briefing as mediator in family law matters upon request. Since October 2017, Daniel has been studying a Graduate Diploma of Psychology at Monash University, to advance his understanding about the science of human behaviour which impact on many aspects of family law practice.
Daniel is actively engaged in the Melbourne Jewish community, both professionally and socially.
Daniel is known for his inquisitive nature, fierce loyalty, relentless enthusiasm and being a natural-born optimist.
Outside of work, Daniel is passionate about most sports. He’s also an avid Manchester United fan and has followed the Western Bulldogs since he landed in Australia. He’s discovered his “inner-nerd” with a love of astronomy and loves nothing more than a Saturday night at the cinema watching the latest arthouse movie.
Principal Solicitor - Property
Gina is the Principal Solicitor for our Property Law Team.
Having practiced in the western suburbs of Victoria for over 25 years, Gina has enjoyed working alongside multi-generation families, landlords, landholders, builders, developers and surveyors in helping them reach successful outcomes. Gina prides herself in offering her clients holistic advice, without compromising the overall position of her client.
Gina has a depth of experience in a wide range of matters including negotiating and executing Government, single and multi-tenanted leases, multi stage lot developments, high end property transactions and some business sale transactions (usually running tandem with a property transaction).
With decades oriented toward client focussed outcomes, Gina also has experience in some estate planning including Wills and Powers of Attorney, and works closely with our Estate Planning team to ensure any complex estate planning matters are addressed in the most efficient manner possible.
Out of the office, Gina loves spending time with her family and friends, reading her favourite books and spends most Sundays in the garden.
Principal Solicitor - Estate Planning
Tony Bartel has extensive experience in estate planning and estate litigation. He enjoys working closely with other professionals to ensure that his clients get the best results. Tony's skills include:
Outside of legal practice, Tony is married with four children. He is an avid supporter of the Port Adelaide Football Club and serves as an honorary assistant priest at Saint George's Antiochian Orthodox Church, Thornbury.
Valued by his clients for his innovative ideas, relaxed demeanour and commercial approach to resolving disputes, Lachlan is regarded by clients and other team members as the go-to person for advice in resolving matters with rare or unique facts and issues.
Lachlan has had significant success resolving protracted disputes, particularly in the property, leasing (both commercial and retail) and construction spaces. Having acted on behalf of many of Melbourne's prominent developers, Lachlan has a strong technical knowledge of the issues faced before, during and after completion of a project. Lachlan is a trusted adviser to parties looking to negotiate terms of franchise agreements, leases and building contracts and is skilled in commercial negotiation.
Lachlan's personal enthusiasm for creative industries flows through to his practice in intellectual property and entertainment law, showcasing a comprehensive knowledge of creative asset protection strategies both nationally and internationally.
Simon has a background in banking and finance, general commercial, property and litigation having practiced at two of the world’s largest international firms in both Sydney and Rome.
Simon then founded a fintech startup that straddled both the legal and banking worlds. He was responsible for pioneering what have become industry leading payments solutions for some of the world’s largest online marketplaces. He and his investors exited the business via acquisition by a listed global technology company.
Having been both client and advisor in equal measure, Simon returned to legal practice with the kind of knowledge gained only by ‘time in the trenches’ - a unique and realistic perspective on the challenges facing any startup venture or established business. His strength lies in conducting commercially relevant due diligence for both prospective investors and startups seeking investment.
An avid musician in a previous life, Simon holds an A.Mus.A in classical guitar having taught same for 10 years. He relishes a solid game of chess, speaks (and loves all things) Italian, is a sucker for a good film, a master Escape Room puzzle builder, and a devotee of Cambodian mission work.
Aneeka's core focus is in commercial law, litigation and dispute resolution, employment law and franchising.
Working closely with start-ups and SMEs, Aneeka has a holistic approach to solving the legal issues faced by her clients, including commercial disputes, employment/workplace issues, restructures, intellectual property protection, family law and estates. She also proactively identifies growth opportunities within her extensive client and referral network, facilitating the early growth critical to businesses in the start-up phase.
Aneeka's breadth of knowledge and experience is pivotal in assisting her clients' transition grass roots business into valuable enterprise. Negotiating distribution deals, establishing brand presence, negotiating franchising relationships through to exit opportunities such as business sale are key. Aneeka is also on hand to guide troubled business and individuals through ATO investigations and litigious disputes in all jurisdictions.
Outside of work, Aneeka is a volunteer with the Office of the Public Advocate. In her downtime, she is a sports enthusiast, an Essendon faithful and an avid traveller!
As an advocate of collaborative law, Daniel provides his clients with an approach to family law disputes that aim to resolve such issues by way of a non-litigious form of dispute resolution. In contrast, Daniel has acted in several trials before the Family Courts of Australia regarding complex parenting and property matters and has the confidence of his clients to achieve the best outcome.
Daniel has focused exclusively on family law matters since 2014 having previously gained experience in criminal law and intervention order matters. Drawing upon this knowledge, Daniel provides practical advice to his clients on a range of matters including care arrangements for children, intervention orders, complex property and financial settlements, prenuptial agreements and interstate and international relocations of children.
Daniel graduated with a Juris Doctor, Master of Law, from RMIT University and went on to complete his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. Daniel previously obtained a Bachelor of Arts majoring in criminology and political science at the University of Melbourne.
Daniel is actively engaged with a number of support communities within Melbourne, tackling some of the difficulties associated with separation and divorce. Otherwise Daniel is passionate about music, having trained as a classical guitarist for 11 years, and his rescued greyhound.
After being admitted to practice, Maggie commenced as a lawyer with RB Flinders in August 2017. Based in our Oakleigh office she practices in the areas of property law and conveyancing.
Maggie is fluent in Greek and passionate about delivering pragmatic and timely legal advice, taking into account the unique circumstances of each matter and the specific needs of her clients. Whilst professional, Maggie’s attitude can be described as approachable, friendly and honest.
Out of the office, Maggie enjoys socialising with her extended family and practising yoga.
Aurora joins R.B. Flinders as a lawyer after two years as a law clerk, having completed a Juris Doctor at RMIT University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.
Aurora speaks Indonesian fluently, and has interests in insolvency, general litigation and dispute resolution as well as planning and property law.
Aurora joins the team looking to foster greater client communication and delivering pragmatic solutions with commercial acumen, whilst also appreciating the realities of litigation on a professional and personal level to our clients.
Outside of work, Aurora is a foodie, with a diehard obsession in equal parts to Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson.
Having joined R.B. Flinders in 2015 as a law clerk while completing his Bachelor of Laws, Theodore has developed a career in the legal industry heavily influenced by the practical skills and values central to the client focused approach of our firm.
Theodore works closely with the business and enterprise team, but also has a keen interest to develop his knowledge in all areas of law, including insolvency, dispute resolution, general litigation, property and trusts.
Theodore completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne to complement his journalism degree. He is an avid reader, has a love for boxing and is a proud supporter of the Richmond Football Club.
Property, Leasing and Conveyancing
Eunice was admitted into practice in July 2017, after completing a double degree in Law and Commerce with the University of Newcastle, in New South Wales.
Eunice joined R.B. Flinders in July 2018, practicing predominantly in commercial property, leasing, franchising and property transfers in Melbourne's CBD. Eunice also has a a breadth of experience in all conveyancing matters, including problematic settlements and PEXA transactions.
Eunice's strengths are in providing leasing and property advisory services to businesses and high net worth individuals across Victoria.
Outside the office, Eunice enjoys travelling and exploring different countries, spending time with family and watching crime, action and adventure movies.