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 30 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 diligently 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. George currently serves on the Board of Pronia, an advocacy group supporting the Greek community through various elderly, disabled and children’s services, having most recently held the position of President from 2013 to 2018. George’s passion for his community is also demonstrated through his position as founding volunteer with the Australian Greek Welfare Legal Information Referral Service.
Principal Solicitor/ 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.
Joseph is a corporate/commercial and tax lawyer with seven years in corporate law and seven years in tax advisory/disputes in leading national and boutique law firms in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
Joseph has experience in complex tax advice and drafting commercial agreements for private and public listed companies, trusts, partnerships, family groups and high net worth individuals with a business turnover of up to $3 billion.
Joseph’s corporate/commercial law experience includes drafting legal documents and commercial agreements and providing Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rule advice for private and public listed companies in their acquisitions and alliances, private M&A, corporate restructures, Initial Public Offers (IPOs), capital raising, equity capital market (ECM) securities issues, buy-backs, capital reductions, local and cross border corporate transactions with industry specialisation in mining, property development, health and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail, professional services, financial services, retirement village, information technology and commercial transactions up to $300 million.
Joseph’s commercial property law experience includes advising on commercial and retail leases, property management agreements, property development structuring and property related transactions.
Joseph has provided tax advice in corporate restructuring, corporate tax, mergers and acquisitions, tax consolidation, capital gains tax rollovers, taxation of trusts, international tax, employee share and option plans, property development structuring, State taxes including duty and land tax, GST and did tax litigation work in appearing at hearings and drafting applications to the Federal Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal with successful tax outcomes.
Outside of work, Joseph is involved in church community work and is a passionate Hawthorn Football Club supporter.
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, Sophie provides her clients with an approach to family law disputes that aim to resolve such issues by way of a non-litigious form of dispute resolution.
Sophie was admitted to practice in 2018. Since then she has practised in family law, with experience in a variety of property and parenting matters. She offers clients a dedicated and compassionate approach to resolving their matters. Sophie also has experience in criminal law matters.
Sophie began to focus on family law as a potential career during university and chose to undertake her Practical Legal Training placement at a family law firm which she found to be both engaging and rewarding. She hopes to one day become an accredited specialist in family law.
Sophie has also volunteered at Fitzroy Legal Service where she enjoyed being able to assist members of the community from diverse backgrounds.
Outside of work, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and sausage dog. She enjoys travel and hopes to do more in the future.