Greg Jemmeson, Managing Director

Greg Jemmeson, Managing Director

Greg Jemmeson

MANAGING DIRECTOR, legal
 

ABOUT

As JemmesonFisher’s legal director, Greg manages the firm’s legal department and oversees all legal matters. Greg is a specialised real estate legal practitioner. Prior to practicing as a solicitor, he headed up the Real Estate compliance area within Fair Trading. He has been involved in the Real Estate sector since 1990.

Greg works closely with recognised industry trainers such as Josh Phegan, Lee Woodward and Tom Panos. The legal arm under Greg’s guidance, act as advisers to industry bodies, franchise groups and advisory board.

He is regularly sought after as a key note speaker at industry conferences.

SPECIALIST
  • Sale and acquisition of businesses

  • Sale and acquisition of rent rolls

  • Company structuring

  • Asset protection

  • Estate planning

  • Licensing and employment issues

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • Franchising

CREDENTIALS

ACCREDITIONS

  • Diploma of Law (LPAB)

  • Associate Diploma in Criminal Justice

  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

  • Member, Law Institute of Victoria

  • Member, The Queensland Law Society

  • Member, Real Estate Institute of NSW

  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court NSW

 
Lisa Jemmeson, Senior Associate

Lisa Jemmeson, Senior Associate

Lisa Jemmeson

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, litigation
 

ABOUT

Lisa is a Senior Associate and leads the Litigation team at JemmesonFisher nationally. Members of Lisa’s team each bring an area of specialisation to the Jemfish brand. Lisa has been a part of the property industry in NSW since the early 1990’s. She has owned and operated several large real estate agencies and brings a unique perspective, truly understanding her client’s objectives.

Lisa provides legal practice support to the Estate Agents Co-operative. Lisa represents the property industry on the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal liaison committee. Lisa has acted in many high-profile matters across multiple jurisdictions. Lisa, for our firm, is a panel Solicitor for Realcover Insurance and defends actions commenced against real estate agents for breach of contract and negligence. Lisa holds vocational training qualifications and has delivered key note speeches for various Registered Training Organisations, Franchisors, ARPM and CLE for Legal Practitioners.

Lisa regularly represents the interests of real estate agents in advocacy work across Australia. Lisa works with various property industry publications writing editorials and articles and is a regular video presenter in CPD training courses.

SPECIALIST
  • Employment law, restraints of trade and independent contractor agreements

  • Shareholder/oppression proceedings

  • Defended Insurance disputes

  • Defending regulatory action (Fair Trading, ACCC and Consumer affairs)

  • Contract claims and indemnity

  • Negligence actions

  • Staff fraud

  • Franchising disputes

  • Commission recovery actions

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Master of Laws (Applied Law) (Maj. Commercial Litigation)

  • Real Estate, Strata and Business Agents Licence

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Queensland Law Society

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

  • Member, Real Estate Institute of NSW

  • Panel Solicitor, Realcover Insurances

 
Donna Boyce, Special Counsel

Donna Boyce, Special Counsel

Donna Boyce

special counsel, litigation

ABOUT

Donna Boyce acts as special Counsel to our Litigation team. A solicitor with over 19 years experience. Donna has worked in-house, in private practice and for the Commonwealth government (the latter as a Senior Lawyer). 

Donna has significant litigation experience which has included the management of significant and voluminous litigation regarding the Badgerys Creek Airport site which was conducted in the Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court and High Court.  Her work on this significant project earned her an Australia Day award in 2017 from the Commonwealth Attorney-General.

Donna has experience in commercial disputes, property disputes, debt recovery, personal insolvency, corporate insolvency and a significant variety of other civil litigation claims.

SPECIALIST
  • Commercial disputes

  • Property disputes

  • Debt recovery

  • Personal insolvency

  • Corporate insolvency

  • Civil litigation claims

CREDENTIALS

ACCREDITATIONS

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Wollongong

  • Bachelor of Arts

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  •  Member, The Law Society of NSW

 
Ashton Chee, Solicitor

Ashton Chee, Solicitor

Aston Chee

solicitor, commercial

ABOUT

Aston heads up our Commercial team, and since admission has primarily practiced in commercial law and is an experienced transactional lawyer, specialising in corporate, property, intellectual property law and franchising. Aston has experience in leading and assisting in litigation and dispute resolution matters in Australia and has acted in franchising disputes, defending defamation and injurious falsehood claims and restraint of trade matters.

Aston was admitted to the legal profession in 2015 and has experience in representing clients at NCAT, AAT, Fair Work Commission, Local Court, District Court, and Supreme Court.

Aston completed a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (majoring in Applied Finance), which has provided her with a practical understanding of the way in which an individual, business and/or a multinational organisation would raise, allocate and use resources over time and consider the risks inherent in transactions.

SPECIALIST
  • Franchising

  • Commercial and Retail leasing

  • Buying/Selling Businesses

  • Buying/Selling Property

  • Employment Law and Restraints of Trade

  • Registration of Trademarks

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Maj. Applied Finance) (B.Bus Com. (Applied Finance)

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

 
Sarah Heuvel, Solicitor

Sarah Heuvel, Solicitor

Sarah Heuvel

solicitor, Litigation

ABOUT

Sarah is part of our Litigation team and brings with her a wealth of knowledge associated with Real Estate related matters, both in Sales and Property Management. She is a firm believer in maintaining frequent and open communication in order to better service her clients.

An Australian Legal practitioner, Sarah was admitted to practice in 2016, after having completed her studies whilst working full-time. She has 10 years of experience in Real Estate, specialising in Residential Tenancy Matters having been an award-winning Senior Portfolio Manager for one of the most-recognised and leading Agencies in Australia. She also has in-depth knowledge and experience of the workings of NCAT.

SPECIALIST
  • Civil and commercial litigation

  • Commission Claims

  • Real Estate and Property Management/Tenancy disputes

  • Defending Regulatory Action (OFT and NSW Revenue)

  • Disputes in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Diploma of Law (LPAB)

  • Licenced Real Estate Agent (LREA)

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

  • Admitted in the Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Federal court, and High Court of Australia

 
Melina Agostino, Solicitor

Melina Agostino, Solicitor

Melina Agostino

solicitor, commercial

ABOUT

Melina is a member of our commercial team and has a broad range of experience including licensing and compliance issues for real estate agents, property management claims and commercial law. 

Melina was admitted to practice in 2010 and has experience in representing clients in the Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court.

Melina has an interest in compliance issues for real estate agents.

SPECIALIST
  • Advising and assisting real estate agents with enquiries for, and compliance with each state’s respective licensing legislation

  • Advising businesses on licensing enquiries and compliance

  • Management of Real Estate complaints

  • Reviewing commercial contracts

  • Drafting and implementing protocols and policies

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Law

  • Bachelor of Arts (Maj. Italian)

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

  • Admitted in Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court

 
Alexandra McGeady, Solicitor

Alexandra McGeady, Solicitor

Alexandra McGeady

SOLICITOR, litigation

ABOUT

Alexandra is part of our litigation team and has a background in commercial law and civil litigation in both Australia and New Zealand.  She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the High Court of New Zealand in July 2013.  She was previously a senior solicitor in the litigation team at a mid-size firm in New Zealand specialising in commercial litigation.

Alexandra takes a pragmatic approach to disputes and believes in providing direct advice without the legal jargon.  She has experience in litigation and dispute resolution matters through various Courts and Tribunals in both Australia and New Zealand, including NCAT, the Local Court, the District Court, the Supreme Court, the NSW Court of Appeal, and Federal Courts.

SPECIALIST
  • Employment law, restraints of trade and independent contractor agreements

  • Shareholder/oppression proceedings

  • Civil and commercial litigation

  • Contractual breaches and disputes

  • Defended insurance disputes

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB)

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

  • Admitted in the Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court, the Federal Court, and High Court of Australia

 
Sophia Chung, Solicitor

Sophia Chung, Solicitor

Sophia Chung

solicitor, litigation

ABOUT

With a family business background, Sophia is well acquainted with the practical aspects of business transactions.  Prior to her admission as a lawyer she has also worked in the Treasury Assurance division of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Corporate Tax Office in Finland.

Sophia completed a Bachelor of Laws at La Trobe University and also holds a Master’s Degree from Lappeenranta University of Technology majoring in finance and accounting. After her admission Sophia worked in a general practice firm handling a variety of matters with a focus in the area of commercial Law and litigation. Sophia speaks fluent Finnish and Cantonese.

SPECIALIST
  • Civil and commercial litigation

  • Contractual breaches and disputes

  • Advising generally on commercial contracts and leases

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB),

  • Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration - MSc. Econ.

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

  • Member, Law Institute of Victoria

  • Admitted in the Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Federal court, and High Court of Australia

 
Melanie Leahy, Solicitor

Melanie Leahy, Solicitor

Melanie Leahy

solicitor, commercial

ABOUT

Melanie is part of our commercial team and was admitted into practice in April 2017. Melanie strives to provide practical advice to clients, which assists them in achieving their objectives.  This approach is supported by her eight years of real estate industry experience.

Having worked alongside many of the industries high achievers, Melanie has an insight into how real estate professionals operate and what their needs are.

SPECIALIST
  • General commercial law

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Commercial and retail leasing

  • Corporate governance

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Politics and International Relations)

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court NSW

 
Belinda Rava, Solicitor

Belinda Rava, Solicitor

Belinda Rava

Solicitor, commercial

ABOUT

TBC

SPECIALIST
  • TBC

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • TBC

Memberships and Associations

  • TBC

 
Samantha Ellison, Solicitor

Samantha Ellison, Solicitor

Samantha Ellison

solicitor, commercial

ABOUT

Samantha is part of our commercial team and has a background in commercial and property law, including leasing, purchase and sale of business.

Prior to admission, Samantha has worked in the Real Estate industry which has equipped her with the necessary skills to understand her clients’ needs and provide appropriate solutions.

Samantha prides herself on her attention to detail and efficient service, while keeping her clients up to date on all aspects of their transaction.

SPECIALIST
  • Commercial and Retail leasing

  • Buying/Selling Businesses

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

 
Jack Tasker, Graduate Solicitor

Jack Tasker, Graduate Solicitor

Jack Tasker

Graduate Solicitor, commercial

ABOUT

Jack has been part of our team since early 2016 and has recently completed a Juris Doctor degree.

Whilst undertaking his studies, Jack has worked as a paralegal with both the Litigation and Commercial Teams to provide legal and administrative assistance.

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Science (BPESS)

  • Juris Doctor (JD)

 
Darcy Lawson, Paralegal

Darcy Lawson, Paralegal

Darcy Lawson

Paralegal

ABOUT

Darcy joined Jemmeson Fisher as a receptionist in early 2018 and is currently completing her LPAB Diploma in Law. Whilst undertaking studies, Darcy also provides administrative assistance to the legal team, and carries out paralegal work for our Commercial Team. With a view to completing her studies in 2023, Darcy hopes to progress to a Solicitor’s role.

 
Eleni Georgoulopoulos, Paralegal

Eleni Georgoulopoulos, Paralegal

Eleni Georgoulopoulos

Paralegal, Litigation Team

ABOUT

Eleni is a new member of the JemmesonFisher team and is currently completing a double degree in Business and Commerce and Law, specialising in Finance.

Her business background allows her the knowledge to understand her clients’ needs in all their commercial and real estate transactions. Eleni works closely with the litigation team as a paralegal, with a view to progressing to a solicitor role upon completion of her studies in twelve months’ time. 

With a background of three years as a property manager she certainly understands the language of real estate and takes pride in assisting her clients in all their commercial real estate needs.

 
Claudia Lucas, Paralegal

Claudia Lucas, Paralegal

Claudia Lucas

Paralegal, Litigation Team

ABOUT

Claudia has been part of the JemmesonFisher team since May 2018 and is currently completing her LPAB Diploma in Law. Whilst undertaking her studies, Claudia has worked closely with the Litigation team providing paralegal and secretarial assistance. Claudia will finish her Diploma with a view to progressing to a Solicitor’s role.

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Licensed Real Estate Agent (LREA)

  • Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

 
Keilani Brown, Executive Assistant to Managing Director, Legal

Keilani Brown, Executive Assistant to Managing Director, Legal

Keilani Brown

executive assistant to Managing director, Legal

ABOUT

TBC

SPECIALIST
  • TBC

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • TBC

Memberships and Associations

  • TBC