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.
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.
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.
With her extensive experience in business consulting and marketing, Kate applies her strategic business, forensic and financial skills to each case in our family law practice.
Kate graduated with a Juris Doctor, Master of Law from Monash University. Prior to that she completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Monash University and a post-graduate Diploma in Management from the Melbourne Business School.
As a family lawyer, Kate has worked on a diverse range of matters involving property and financial disputes, divorce applications, BFAs and parenting disputes. Kate strives to guide her clients through the complex maze of the family law system resolving matters in a commercially focused and efficient manner. She is an excellent communicator, demonstrates great empathy with clients and is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for each client.
In her free time, Kate enjoys playing tennis and walking her King Charles spaniel; cooking all types of cuisine; bushwalking in National Parks and spending time with her family. She is often sighted on the sidelines of local footy fields, athletic tracks and netball courts, cheering her children in their sporting endeavours.
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!
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.
A lawyer in our litigation and dispute resolution team, Hamish is the go to guy for fast and reliable advice across a diverse range of disputes in property, planning, franchising, consumer and debt recovery matters.
He's a dedicated surfer and avid traveller at heart, but when he's in the office Hamish is committed to delivering pragmatic commercial outcomes to his clients, without the need for time consuming and costly litigation.
Hamish works with clients across a broad range of commercial disputes and understands the complexity of law that is often problematic for them, however he has a passion for property related disputes and finding real world solutions in uncertain circumstances.
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.
Prior to joining R.B. Flinders, Brendan worked as a project manager for Three Pillars Development Management Pty Ltd, while completing his Juris Doctor at RMIT. Brendan has several years experience managing projects for Three Pillars and their clients in all aspects of the development from initial feasibilities, through to acquisition, planning, sales and construction to completion.
Brendan has a strong practical knowledge of planning, land development and construction and is valuable member of the property team at R.B. Flinders.
Brendan predominately works on conveyancing, development and subdivision matters, utilising his in depth knowledge to assist a range of clients from one off purchaser/vendors to developers.
Brendan's practice also includes retail and commercial leasing, property transfers (including deceased estates, trust and superannuation transfers), loan agreements and contractor agreements. Brendan also enjoys working with small business owners to faciliate sale transactions.
Outside of work Brendan enjoys spending time with friends and family in the outdoors.
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.
After completing her Bachelor of Laws in Queensland in 2010, Georga relocated to Melbourne to further her legal career, where she gained experience within the Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal working as a Client Manager in the financial administration sector, and has over three years experience in the Guardianship and Administration arm of VCAT various key stakeholders. Since being admitted to practice in 2015, Georga has continued to broaden her experience within the litigation and debt recovery arm of RB Flinders.
Georga’s practice areas also include Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF), trust deeds, complex loan agreements, joint ventures and various other business transactions. She also assists the Property team with a variety of property transactions, notably commercial leases, mortgages and caveats and the Estate Planning team with wills and testamentary trusts .
Outside of work Georga is involved in two community choirs and sings regularly for community and fundraising events.
Head of Property, Leasing and Conveyancing
Jesse is the cornerstone of the property transaction team, facilitating commercial and retail leases, conveyances and off-the-plan developments, to name a few.
With his positive and proactive approach, Jesse has developed an excellent rapport with key government agencies and lenders; relationships which prove invaluable when closing problematic OTP settlements, for an entire development, on the same day.
Jesse's experience has shown that it is imperative to not only understand the relevant laws and contract terms, but also the people involved in each transaction. Managing government policy and nervous or distressed parties is critical to ensure a positive outcome for all.
Known for delivering excellent outcomes in difficult situations, Jesse thrives on pressure. Negotiating fair terms, contract revision, locating lost Titles, crunching settlement deadlines and evicting problematic tenants are just some of examples of Jesse's diverse capabilities.
Business Development Manager
As an integral part of the Estate Planning Team, Emily compliments her asset protection and succession planning strategies with her wealth of experience gained from private practice in the areas of property and commercial transactions, commercial litigation and mortgage recovery for major financial institutions. Emily’s holistic approach to addressing our estate planning client needs ensures risk and exposure from every angle is minimised.
Emily is passionate about efficient, client centric outcomes and is always focused on the end goal, with a big picture vision for estate planning and the legal profession to become more accessible in the future.
On a personal level Emily is a very keen explorer and loves water skiing when the weather permits.
Chief Operations Officer
After cutting his teeth in commercial law practice in both Sydney and Rome for 5 years, Simon founded a fintech startup which straddled both the legal and banking worlds. During his 5+ years at the startup, 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 global technology company.
Simon’s key strength lies in the execution of strategic goals. His agility, resourcefulness and lateral problem solving skills make him an invaluable team member for RB Flinders. A keen sportsman, Simon plays basketball and soccer but wishes he could play more tennis. Fascinated by philosophy and social science, in his spare time he can be found with his head in a book learning about human nature.
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.
Group Corporate Executive
Sehran joined R.B. Flinders in 2010 as part of the business and enterprise team. With over 14 years paralegal experience in areas such as corporate governance, commercial and commercial litigation, wills and estates, retail leasing and conveyancing; Sehran is well placed to assist our clients through their personal and professional ventures. As well as working closely with the Principals and executive team to facilitate business operation and growth, Sehran is passionate about professional development, mentoring several junior legal assistants through successful legal traineeships over the years.