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Michael has advised clients for over 14 years across a broad range of complex legal matters including mergers and acquisitions, corporations law and corporate governance, business structures and transactions, employment law, commercial property transactions and commercial litigation.

Michael has acted for Australia's largest online retailing group (acquisitions, capital raising, corporate governance, commercial leasing, intellectual property, compliance and commercial litigation), Australia’s largest bus manufacturer (acquisitions, commercial leasing), a substantial Australian property development corporation (acquisition of land, corporate restructuring and stamp duty advice, residential strata subdivision and development), a US manufacturing corporation (intellectual property, commercial litigation, employment advice), a national mortgage broker (national mergers, corporate governance, share buyback schemes), a national freight transport company (employment & industrial relations advice), an international recruitment company (national leasing matters), an international steel reinforcement manufacturer (commercial litigation, insolvency, commercial agreements), commercial leasing agents, insolvency practitioners, executives of listed companies, small to medium businesses and entrepreneurs.

Michael’s areas of expertise span the following areas:

  • Commercial/Business Law, in the areas of acquisition finance; Business Sales & Purchases; Business Structures and Transactions; Financing for Business (Incl. Factoring); Insolvency; Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law; Joint Ventures and Taxation and Duties.
  • Corporate Advisory covering Company Law; Competition & Consumer Law; Corporate Acquisitions; Corporate Reconstruction; Corporations Law and Governance; E-Commerce and Online Services and Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law.
  • Dispute Resolution such as Competition & Consumer Law Disputes; Contract Disputes; and Debt Recovery (and Insolvency).
  • Wills & Estates Law including wills; attorney appointments and Guardian appointments
  • Property Law including Commercial Property Leasing; Property Development & Construction and Residential & Commercial Property Sale & Purchase.

Michael’s qualifications include Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney) and Bachelor of Economics (Honours)(University of Sydney). He has been a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales since 2000 and a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia since 2001.

Areas of Expertise

Commercial/Business Law
    Acquisition Finance
    Business Sales & Purchases
    Business Structures and Transactions
    Financing for Business (Incl. Factoring)
    Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law
    Joint Ventures
    Taxation and Duties

Corporate Advisory
    Company Law
    Competition & Consumer Law
    Corporate Acquisitions
    Corporate Reconstruction
    Corporations Law and Governance
    E-Commerce and Online Services
    Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law

Dispute Resolution
    Competition & Consumer Law Disputes
    Contract Disputes
    Debt Recovery (& Insolvency)

Wills & Estates Law
    Attorney Appointments
    Guardian Appointments

Property Law
    Commercial Property Leasing
    Property Development & Construction
    Residential & Commercial Property Sale & Purchase


Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney)
Bachelor of Economics (Honours)(University of Sydney)
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales since 2000
Solicitor of the High Court of Australia since 2001



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