Michael was admitted as a solicitor in 1980 and has been working in private practice continuously since then. Michael has been a Committee Member and Office Bearer of the St George-Sutherland Law Society. In 1998 and 1999 he was a member of the NSW Government Consultative Committee in relation to the review of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act.
Michael has had extensive experience in relation to large litigation in various Courts including several matters in the High Court of Australia and numerous matters in the Supreme and District Courts, Family Court and most other courts and tribunals in New South Wales.
Michael has acted for numerous large organisations including Australian subsidiaries of large multi-national corporations, Australia wide public corporations, a local government Council, a franchisor for a large growing franchise network, numerous small business operators and many individuals. Michael has assisted many people in structuring their personal affairs and guiding them in relation to the preparation of their Wills, Powers of Attorney and Guardianships, including coordinating and implementing detailed and complicated estate planning.
Due to Michael’s unique and broad range of experience he is able to assist clients in a wide range of matters and is able to impart this experience to the other lawyers in the firm in the conduct of their matters. Michael enjoys sharing with clients in achieving their goals, whether they be buying or selling businesses, business documentation, making appropriate provisions in Wills for family members to resolving complex commercial or family law issues. Michael has conducted numerous family law matters on behalf of our clients including appeals to the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia and application for leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia.
Michael’s main areas of practice today are:
- Business and Commercial law
- Franchising – for franchisors and franchisees
- Business structures (trusts, companies, etc) and business documentation
- Wills, estate planning and deceased estates
- Commercial litigation
- Commercial and industrial leasing
- Property – residential, industrial and commercial
When Michael is not at work he enjoys getting away from it all on the golf course and spending quality time with his family.
Phone: (02) 9540 4111