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Our lawyers come from Australia’s largest law firms and senior in-house roles, and have achieved international recognition for their expertise. All of them share a common goal of providing first-class, individualised service to clients free of the constraints of a conventional firm.

Consulting Principals

Philip has been a Consulting Principal with Keypoint Law since its Australian inception in May 2014.  He is an experienced intellectual property and technology lawyer, who has repeatedly been listed by Euromoney’s Best of the Best as one of the top IP lawyers in the world.  Philip is a former partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques, where he was head of the firm’s acclaimed Intellectual Property & Technology Group.
Philip
Argy
Andrea is considered one of Australia’s leading consumer financial services lawyers.  She is recognised in Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 for her expertise, and has been listed in Australia’s ‘Best Lawyers’ every year for the past 7 years.  Andrea is a former partner of K&L Gates and Mallesons Stephen Jaques, and is author of the leading consumer law text ‘Annotated National Credit Code’ published by Lexis Nexis.
Andrea
Beatty
Rod has over 30 years’ experience in consumer and business law, and specialises in wealth protection, business succession and personal estate planning.  He has been a director of numerous companies and NFPs, with clients also benefitting from Rod’s first hand commercial experience.  Rod is author of the acclaimed text ‘Understanding Wills and Estate Planning”.  
Rod
Cunich
Philip is a highly regarded tax lawyer, with a broad-based tax advisory and tax controversy practice.  He covers both federal and state taxes, and works in a variety of industries, including shipping, chemicals, property and health care.  Philip was a partner of K&L Gates (Middletons) for over 15 years, and is a Member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation.
Philip
Diviny
Michael is an experienced lawyer with expertise in estate and superannuation planning, probate, and commercial law.  Michael was a former partner at both Blakes (now Ashurst) and Atanaskovic Hartnell, a former Director at Macquarie Corporate Finance, and has also held senior roles in both the Commonwealth and NSW governments.
Michael
Eyers AM
Trina established Keypoint’s family law practice in Australia and has specialised exclusively in family law for almost 20 years. She is an experienced advocate in the often sensitive areas of separation, divorce, parenting disputes and property division. Previously Trina was a partner in a Sydney firm and then operated a sole practice, Francis Lawyers, while also undertaking volunteer legal work for a large community legal centre.
Trina
Francis
Rupert has over 15 years’ experience as a commercial litigator, and joined Keypoint from national firm Turner Freeman where he was a partner and head of the Commercial Litigation division. Earlier in his career, Rupert worked at Citigroup as legal counsel for its stockbroking arm Citi Smith Barney. Rupert’s practice covers a broad spectrum of disputes, including those involving contracts, corporations law, competition and consumer law, and bankruptcy; with an additional sub-specialisation in the health and financial services sectors.
Rupert
Gray
Iain is a corporate and commercial lawyer with diverse expertise across a range of industries including oil and gas, infrastructure, ports stevedoring and logistics, manufacturing, distribution, IT and telecommunications.  He is admitted to practise as a solicitor in Australia, the UK and South Africa with over 19 years' legal experience in commercial, project driven environments.  Iain is accustomed to managing internal and outsourced relationships with a flexible, innovative and dynamic approach attuned to the commercial drivers of the business.
Iain
Hogg
Allan is a banking & finance lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in the Australian and international markets.  He has expertise spanning the full range of banking and finance transactions, as well as particular expertise in equipment finance across all Australian States.  For a number of years in the 1990s Allan was General Counsel for the Australian branch of the major French bank Société Générale (“SG”), before leaving SG in the early 2000s to enter private practice.
Allan
McDougall
Michelle is one of the leading estate planning practitioners in New South Wales.  With an extensive litigation and commercial background, she now practises exclusively in the area of estate planning, including wills incorporating sophisticated testamentary trusts, superannuation, trusts, binding financial agreements, probate and administration.
Michelle
Meyer
Michael is a commercial and insurance lawyer with over 20 years’ in practice. He provides his clients with a “whole of business” perspective, bringing together aspects of law as diverse as international trade, insurance, contract negotiation, corporate governance and consumer regulation. Michael’s practice has an international focus. Many of his clients are either Australian businesses that operate around the world, or foreign businesses trading in Australia.
Michael
Mitchell
Penny has over 25 years’ experience in insolvency law and commercial dispute resolution, including as partner of leading law firms, and as General Counsel of a Victorian Government Department.  Penny acts for a diverse range of clients, from large multi-nationals to family owned businesses.  Her approach is to work collaboratively with clients and other members of the legal profession, wherever possible, to achieve creative and cost effective solutions to legal disputes. 
Penny
Pengilley
Monica is an accredited specialist in wills and estates law in NSW, working predominately in estate litigation, probate, estate administration and estate planning.  She has over 20 years' practise in the field, including extensive experience conducting high profile litigation and mediation.  Monica is passionate about applying her knowledge and skills to favourably resolving complex and often delicate issues, and she does this with determination, compassion and strategic reasoning.  
Monica
Ross-Maranik
Michael is a commercial litigator and insolvency lawyer who has joined Keypoint from Kemp Strang Lawyers, where he was a partner for 8 years. Michael is an accredited specialist in commercial litigation and his expertise in insolvency law was recognised by his recent inclusion in Best Lawyers in Australia 2017 for Insolvency and Reorganisation Law.
Michael
Rozdal
Gary is one of Australia’s leading government and constitutional lawyers.  He advises Government on complex policy implementation, ‘litigation-proof’ decision-making, and on defending decisions being challenged.  He also acts for the private sector on dealings with Government.  Gary has held senior positions in Government including as Chief Counsel with the Cth Dept. of Human Services, and has been a partner with two major law firms.  He has been included in the Best Lawyers listings every year since their inception. 
Dr Gary
Rumble
Suzy is a commercial and dispute resolution lawyer with particular strength in relation to intellectual property and technology. In addition to her deep private practice experience gained with leading firms in Australia and the UK, Suzy is also a skilled in-house lawyer, having led the Northern European legal team of FTSE 100 company, Reckitt Benckiser.  
Suzy
Schmitz
Shana has over 20 years' experience as an employment and industrial lawyer. She began her career as a barrister in South Africa. She has a Masters in Law from Cambridge University, and was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Harmers Workplace Lawyers. She is an experienced litigator in the employment arena and is the trusted advisor for all employment related matters for her corporate and government clients.
Shana
Schreier-Joffe
Lora is a corporate and commercial lawyer with 15 years’ experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, major infrastructure and ICT projects, commercial contracts and government services. She also advises private and public companies, government and NFPs on corporate governance issues, with a particular focus on information governance (data protection, privacy, intellectual property and ICT).
Lora
Shaw
Luma has 17 years’ broad-based commercial litigation experience.  Before joining Keypoint, Luma was Principal of her own legal practice LS Law, and prior to that, was a partner at leading commercial law firm Pigott Stinson, where she practised for over 13 years.  Luma represents both plaintiffs and defendants across a range of complex litigious matters.  Her clients include banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, liquidators, large corporations and licensed clubs, small businesses and individuals and she has a track record of achieving outstanding results for her clients.     
Luma
Sherif
Ian is a senior property and commercial lawyer, with experience gained both in-house, and in top-tier and boutique law firms, over more than 2 decades.  He was senior legal counsel for a $2bn top-100 ASX-listed company, where he led a team responsible for the legal aspects of the business’s property and commercial transactions.  Prior to that, Ian was a partner at a boutique law firm, and ran the firm’s property and commercial law practice. 
Ian
Streeter
Bernard has over 20 years' experience as a property lawyer, and joins Keypoint after 8 years at commercial firm ClarkeKann Lawyers, where he was a partner in the Property and Projects Group.   Bernard’s practice ranges from large, high value projects for developers, property investors and government authorities, through to commercial, retail and residential leasing and conveyancing.                          
Bernard
Tan
Sam is a property, employment and commercial lawyer with over 15 years’ experience.  She acts on a broad range of matters from property and leasing through to business sales, unfair dismissal and redundancy; and her clients have included individuals, large public and private companies, and government agencies.  Sam has been a director of a boutique commercial law firm, a lecturer in law at Melbourne Law School, and a senior lawyer with the commercial property group at Russell Kennedy.
Sam
Taylor
Mark is an accomplished insolvency and commercial litigation lawyer, with extensive experience acting in liquidations, voluntary administrations, deeds of company arrangement and personal bankruptcy matters, both for insolvency practitioners and individuals alike.  Mark has held a number of senior legal positions, including Executive Lawyer (partner) at Bartier Perry and Special Counsel at Mills Oakley.   
Mark
Tierney

Associates

Jenny provides legal support to Keypoint’s Lawyers. She graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws in 2015 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2016. Prior to joining Keypoint, Jenny worked at boutique commercial firms in areas ranging from intellectual property to insurance litigation. Jenny also has a background working in the community legal sector, having provided legal support to the civil team at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency based in the Northern Territory.
Jennifer
Cohen
Emma provides legal and administrative support to Andrea Beatty’s practice group.  Prior to joining Keypoint Law, Emma worked in a firm specialising in aviation law. In 2015, Emma undertook a year-long exchange in Spain, where she studied Spanish in the University of Málaga. Emma completed a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at The University of Technology Sydney in 2016 and will be admitted as a solicitor this year.
Emma
Cudlipp
Lisa Faisca completed law through the Legal Profession Admission Board, University of Sydney in September 2016. Prior to her admission as a lawyer, Lisa gained a wealth of practical legal experience working as a Paralegal and Legal Secretary in various law firms, including a leading industrial relations law firm, accredited criminal law practice and a large national firm.
Lisa
Faisca
Adam graduated with honours in law from the University of Sydney, and was admitted as a solicitor in 2014.  Adam originally joined Keypoint Law to assist with the launch of the firm in early 2014, before moving into a lawyer role once the firm commenced operations in June 2014.  Prior to joining Keypoint, Adam undertook internships in the legal teams at the ABC and PwC, and worked as a paralegal at Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers.   
Adam
Gascoigne-Cohen
Kristy-Lee Koutantos assists Trina Francis in Keypoint’s fast-growing Family Law practice. Kristy gained a Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University in 2013 followed by a Graduate Diploma in Practical Legal Training from the College of Law. In December 2014 she was admitted as a Solicitor and since then she has worked exclusively as a Family Law Solicitor in Sydney on a variety of cases involving separation, divorce, parenting issues and financial and property matters.
Kristy
Koutantos
Gabor is a lawyer in the Financial Services and Regulatory team, working on matters involving financial services, consumer credit, privacy and anti-money laundering regulatory issues. Gabor completed a combined Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney in 2016 and was admitted as a lawyer in 2017.
Gabor
Papdi
Daniel has experience in working on compliance with the Australian Credit Licence (ACL) and the Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) regimes. Daniel completed a Bachelor of Laws (with distinction) at University of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Sydney (with distinction and honours) in 2016 and will be admitted as a solicitor this year.  
Daniel
Taha
Dean graduated with distinction from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2013 having completed a combined Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws degree. During his university career, Dean completed specialist subjects in employment law, insolvency, family law and alternative dispute resolution. Prior to joining Keypoint, Dean worked at national specialist employment relations firm, Harmers Workplace Lawyers.
Dean
Tolkin
Bernadette joined Keypoint Law in 2014. She graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology/ Bachelor of Laws in 2014 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2015.   Bernadette is now an Associate in the Property and Projects team.  She works closely with clients, in support of Keypoint's Principals, on matters ranging from high value acquisitions and off-the-plan projects through to conveyancing and commercial leasing.  
Bernadette
Tuazon
Claire works in the firm's Litigation team. She graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (both with Distinction). Prior to joining Keypoint, Claire worked in a boutique civil litigation practice in Canberra and at Legal Aid. She has also previously worked as an editor of the Federal Law Review, one of Australia’s leading academic law journals. 
Claire
Walsh