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our story: "why" we do

At Milicevic Lawyers, we provide exceptional legal assistance to businesses, covering various areas such as intellectual property, contracts, leases, ownership agreements, wills and trusts, and more. We firmly believe that every business should have access to quality legal support, regardless of size. That’s why we are dedicated to continuously developing new and exciting ways to serve our clients.

What sets us apart is our unique approach. We are not your typical law firm. Our values revolve around transparency, innovation, and ensuring that the law is there for anyone who needs it. We understand that the business landscape is constantly evolving, and we are here to help you navigate the rapid changes. With our extensive expertise and forward-thinking mindset, we are well-prepared to tackle any legal challenge you may encounter.

We are a team of business lawyers at the forefront of legal innovation, supporting you in every aspect of your business journey. Trust us to provide the guidance and solutions you need to succeed. Together, let’s pave the way to your business’s success.

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WHY WE PRACTICE MAKES US TRULY VALUABLE

• Specialised Expertise

• Accessible & Transparent

• Forward-Thinking

• Client-Centric

• Innovative Solutions

• Comprehensive Support

services: "what" we do

FRANCHISE LAW

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

SUCCESSION PLANNING

LEGAL STRATEGY

GENERAL BUSINESS LAW

RETAIL LAW

CONTRACT LAW

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY & RETAIL LEASES

testimonials: it’s why we do it that makes the difference

Milicevic Lawyers have proven to be a great asset to our business. They have always been available as a sounding board especially as we experienced massive growth and exposure. It is a great comfort to know that they are on our side and looking out for us. We have used Milicevic Lawyers to help us set up the right structure, better protect our brand and intellectual property and draft and negotiate a number of contracts. We are much more confident push forward and expand our entertainment services. It has been really easy to talk with them and we always get the right advice for us and that is easy to understand. Milicevic Lawyers really do take care of our business and have saved us from falling into some tricky legal and commercial traps. We get great value and can’t recommend them enough
Joe Salanitri
Managing Director
Dora, I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your exceptional efforts in ensuring the successful settlement of Quest Maribyrnong. Your hard work and dedication have truly made a difference, and I am immensely grateful for your support throughout the process. Your unwavering support and assistance have been instrumental in facilitating this transaction, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with you and Steve on this project. I firmly believe that this successful settlement is a testament to your expertise, professionalism, and commitment to achieving the best outcomes for your clients. Your diligent efforts have not only brought about a favourable resolution but have also strengthened our professional relationship. Once again, thank you for your hard work, dedication, and collaboration throughout the process.
Quest
Maribyrnong
Milicevic Lawyers, particularly through my extensive interaction with Steven Milicevic over the past decade, has consistently delivered exceptional service. Their approachability and clear communication style have made the legal process remarkably straightforward. Milicevic Lawyers skillfully balances legal expertise with a practical, jargon-free approach, ensuring a smooth and understandable experience. From adeptly handling business structuring to facilitating seamless business purchases and sales, their expertise has proven invaluable, and a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies within these realms has consistently instilled confidence and eased the complexities of the business landscape. Milicevic Lawyers' steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional service across the spectrum of business transactions is why they are a go-to legal partner for multifaceted business needs. Highly recommended for their comprehensive and reliable legal counsel.
James Blanchett
Milicevic Lawyers have acted on my behalf in respect to the purchases of my four Quest franchises. Their professional manner and knowledge of the Quest franchise model made for a very smooth and easy process on the purchases and sales. Their communication, both verbally and in writing, was in an easy-to-understand format, which also helped the process. Steve Milicevic has also acted on my behalf in respect to a rent review of one of my properties. Once again, Steve made the whole process complication-free which made the rent review a very straightforward process. I would not hesitate in recommending Milicevic Lawyers to represent you with the purchase or sale of your Quest franchise or rent review.
Phil Willey
Franchise Owner
I have been using Milicevic Lawyers for around 3 years now for my business and personal legal matters after having them recommended to me by my accountant. They have completed share sale agreements, business contracts of sale as well as some other smaller personal matters. Milicevic Lawyers have always provided a very thorough service and Steve is one of the most efficient people I have encountered in my professional career. Steve has always been willing to help with large and small problems and was beside me all the way through a very prolonged business purchase. His advice along the way was always very thorough but easy to understand and has proven to be extremely accurate and helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending Milicevic Lawyers to help you through both business and personal legal matters.
Mark Stansall
Owner
Our accounting practice initially commenced work with Steve and his team at Milicevic Lawyers through a referral. His attention to detail, in particular contract review and negotiations, have resulted in many of our clients being thoroughly impressed with their individual outcomes. Over the last few years, we have continued to refer and liaise with Milicevic Lawyers on a number of legal issues and continue to be satisfied with their professional approach in all aspects.
Joe Santomartino
Partner
As the CEO of a community and not for profit organisation, I am always looking for talents who will support our cause. Steve has presented at our Community Information Sessions on different Powers of Attorney to our elderly community members and their families. Feedback from all the participants was absolutely fantastic. They appreciated Steve’s effort and left the sessions equipped with better understanding and knowledge of the topics presented. Keep up the great work!
Franci Buljat
CEO
“Having Steven and his team in your corner is priceless. They are very professional, prompt, very knowledgeable and they are so easy to work with. I know that my clients are in safe hands when I refer them to Milicevic Lawyers.”
Anton Mihok
Director
"I had the pleasure of having Gad Kolsky from Milicevic Lawyers represent me in my dispute against my employer. He helped expose the toxicity and systemic bullying in our workplace which I thought was impossible since I’ve had to deal with it for years! Not only was he successful in getting baseless and petty allegations against me dropped, he was able to help me keep my job which i love. He fought for my rights with his extensive experience of the law and swiftly made my working life so much better by standing up for me when I thought I didn’t have a voice. It was the most stressful time in my career, and he supported me from start to finish, making sure I understood all my rights and he helped me understand difficult legal jargon. He has given me newfound confidence, and was even so monumental in helping others come forward to voice their complaints too when they have given up hope for change. I highly recommend Gad for all things legal. Thank you again Gad and team for the incredible service! I am eternally grateful for all your hard work!"
Kai Veradio

your legal team: the passionate people on your side

Steve Milicevic | Principal

Steve is the principal and managing director of Milicevic Lawyers.

He has extensive legal experience in sports, IT, franchising, and retail. Steve has a solid corporate background, having been a Board member for several organisations, including as a Company Secretary and General Counsel for an ASX-listed group of companies. Steve advises clients in business, franchise, intellectual property, and general commercial law matters.

Dora Giannes | Senior Associate

Dora represents many clients, from major corporates and large businesses to small business owners. Dora is practical, approachable and committed to achieving sensible, commercial and timely outcomes for her clients.

Dora prides herself on being responsive to clients, straight talking, cost-conscious and realistic in her advice. Dora has been practising exclusively in the commercial space for over 13 years, refining her skills in business sales and purchasers and commercial and retail leases. While Dora dedicates a lot of time to her work, in her spare time, Dora enjoys hiking and exploring nature to unwind, relax and recharge.

Chloe Seo | Lawyer

Chloe is a qualified lawyer with a hospitality and entertainment industry background. She is passionate about helping people and using her legal skills to make a difference.

Chloe’s professional interests span various legal practice areas. This includes contract law, intellectual property, corporation law, business succession and estate planning, debt recoveries, and more. She is also fluent in both English and Korean.

In her spare time, Chloe enjoys Pilates, wildlife exploration,
and spending time with her family, partner, and friends. She is a well-rounded individual with a diverse skill set and personal interests. Chloe brings a dedicated and passionate approach to her professional endeavours.

Emily Olea | Practice Manager

Emily is the firm’s Practice Manager, an integral part of our team, working closely with the principal to ensure our firm operates smoothly and efficiently. In addition, she is responsible for helping us maintain compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and ensuring that our internal processes are optimised for maximum effectiveness.

Emily has over 14 years of legal experience, serving many roles within the industry; she has a strong work ethic, which significantly benefits our team. In addition, her attention to detail, strategic thinking, and ability to manage complex projects is critical in helping us achieve our goals and continue to deliver top-quality legal services to our clients.

Emily enjoys spending quality family time with her husband and three boys in her spare time.

Gad Kolsky | Special Counsel

Gad is a highly experienced commercial lawyer with over 42 years of experience.

He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a wide range of areas, including corporate governance, compliance, litigation, mediatior & ADR, property law and leasing, contract law, employment law, family law, estates and probate, guardianship, partnerships, and more.

Gad is a highly skilled and respected lawyer who is known for his sharp intellect, strategic thinking, and ability to get results. He is also a highly motivated and results-oriented individual who is committed to providing his clients with the best possible legal representation.

In addition to his legal skills, Gad is also multilingual ( 5 languages), well-travelled, and has a wide range of interests. He is a black belt in Japanese karate, a meditator, an avid adventure motorcyclist, an art collector, an epicurean, an avid reader, an occasional podcaster, and a music lover (trained orchestral cellist).Gad enjoys spending his free time with his partner, children and grandkids.

Tania Cassar - Senior Legal Executive

Tania Cassar is a seasoned legal professional with over two decades of experience in the legal industry. She is a dedicated and highly skilled Senior Legal Executive passionate about providing exceptional support to lawyers and ensuring that clients receive a positive experience.

Tania thrives on assisting lawyers in achieving successful outcomes for their clients. She takes immense pride in skillfully managing complex legal matters and navigating the ever-evolving legal landscape. Tania is also committed to creating a positive and supportive work environment for her colleagues.

Beyond her professional endeavours, Tania cherishes spending quality time with her family. She enthusiastically supports her son’s sporting activities, never missing an opportunity to
cheer them on from the sidelines. Tania also relishes the company of her close friends and enjoys dinners with them.

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innovation: because the future is now

At Milicevic Lawyers, we believe in innovation’s power to drive the legal industry’s future. In an ever-evolving landscape, we recognise the importance of staying ahead of the curve and embracing new technologies, strategies, and methodologies. By continually seeking innovative solutions, we can provide our clients with cutting-edge legal services tailored to their unique needs.

From leveraging advanced digital tools to streamlining processes and embracing alternative dispute resolution methods, we are dedicated to shaping the future of legal practice. Our forward-thinking approach allows us to anticipate and navigate the complexities of a changing legal environment, ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of service and achieve their desired outcomes.

With a focus on innovation, we are committed to delivering excellence and driving positive change in the legal profession.

MILICEVIC LAWYERS WILL BE INNOVATING NEW METHODS USING

• Technology & Applications

• Online Law Services

• Web 3.0 & Blockchain

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