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

 
Bava Manugaran, Solicitor

Bava Manugaran, Solicitor

Bava Manugaran

solicitor, commercial

ABOUT

Bava is a member of our commercial team and has experience in property law, leasing, licensing, sale and purchase of business.

Bava was admitted in the Supreme Court of NSW in 2013 and has experience with representing clients of different background.

Bava enjoys working in complex commercial matters.

 

SPECIALIST
  • Sale and acquisition of business and shares

  • Corporate structuring

  • Franchising

  • Leasing

  • Employment agreement

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)

  • Bachelor of Law

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

 
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

 
Natalia Ben, Solicitor

Natalia Ben, Solicitor

Natalia Ben

solicitor, litigation

ABOUT

Natalia is a dual qualified lawyer with experience in both Civil Law and Common Law jurisdictions. Natalia completed her BA Jurisprudence degree in Russia and Master of Law and Legal Practice at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has also completed an Insolvency Education Program through Queensland University of Technology which qualified her to become a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA).  

Natalia’s expertise ranges from complex commercial litigation matters in the Supreme Court of NSW to advising on and acting in relation to partnership and contractual disputes, debt recovery and wide range of insolvency related matters.

Natalia advised on and represented one of the leading Australian financial institution in banking enforcement matters.  She has also advised insolvency practitioners, creditors, directors and shareholders on legal issues arising out of the corporate and personal insolvency matters.

Given Natalia’s background, she can speak fluent Russian.

SPECIALIST
  • Commercial Litigation

  • Insolvency

  • Debt Recovery

  • Partnership and contractual disputes

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Arts (Jur)

  • Master of Law and Legal Practice

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Law Society NSW

 
 
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 understands the importance of building a strong working relationship with her clients. She prides herself on providing simple advice on complex commercial matters, to assist her clients in achieving their best outcome.

SPECIALIST
  • Commercial and Retail leasing

  • Buying/Selling Businesses

  • General Commercial Law

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

 
Jack Tasker, Solicitor

Jack Tasker, Solicitor

Jack Tasker

Solicitor, commercial

ABOUT

Jack has been part of our team since early 2016, having rotated between the litigation, property and commercial teams.

Having found his home in the commercial team, Jack acts on a wide variety of commercial sales and acquisitions, as well as corporate structuring matters.

Prior to admission, Jack worked for a real estate agency based on the Central Coast which has equipped him with the experience and skill set to properly understand clients’ needs and provide tailored solutions.

SPECIALIST
  • Sale and acquisition of businesses and rent rolls

  • Sale and acquisition of companies and unit trusts

  • Corporate structuring

  • Franchising

  • Corporate licensing

  • Advising on and registering trade marks

  • Advising on trade promotion lotteries and lodging permit applications

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

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

  • Juris Doctor (JD)

 

Elisa Soames

Executive Assistant to managing DIRECTOR

ABOUT

TBA

 
Eleni Georgoulopoulos, Senior Paralegal

Eleni Georgoulopoulos, Senior Paralegal

Eleni Georgoulopoulos

Senior Paralegal, Litigation Team

ABOUT

Eleni 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 as a paralegal with the litigation team, with a view to progressing to a solicitor role upon completion of her studies. 

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.

CREDENTIALS

Accreditations

  • Licensed Real Estate Agent (LREA)

  • Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Memberships and Associations

  • Member, The Law Society of NSW

 

Sarah Mooney

Paralegal, litigation

ABOUT

TBA