Queensland-based firm MBA Lawyers has this week announced eight appointments.
Sewar Mitanis and Aleena Mills have been promoted to Special Counsel.
Sewar has been promoted to Special Counsel as the experienced leader of MBA Lawyers’ employment, workplace relations and migration team. In addition to navigating employment, industrial and workplace relations issues, Sewar has a keen interest in migration law and is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia.
Aleena has been promoted to Special Counsel as the experienced head of the firm’s family law team. She has worked exclusively in family law since her admission in 2015 and has a particular interest in high and moderate net worth property settlement cases, such as corporate structures, tax implications and overseas assets.
Frank Nardone recently joined the firm as a Special Counsel.
Frank has practised exclusively in construction law for more than 30 years and has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating construction contracts (traditional, D&C, ECI & Alliance), subcontracts and consultancy agreements. He is also well experienced in representing clients in construction disputes in court settings, arbitration, expert determination and mediation.
Nicola Frame has joined MBA Lawyers as General Manager.
Nicola brings a wide range of international experience in law and business management to the firm, applied through a consultative, collaborative and communicative approach. She is passionate about improving productivity while progressing commercial deliverables and refining systems and processes.
Michael McDevitt has joined the firm as a Senior Associate.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Queensland Institute of Technology (now QUT), was admitted to Supreme Court of Queensland in 1986 and is admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Australia. He gained his QLS specialist accreditation in personal injuries in 1999.
Christy Chacko, Isabella Clements and Naomi Mole have also stepped into their roles as lawyers at the firm.
Christy has joined the firm’s employment, workplace relations and migration practice. She originally completed her Bachelors in arts and law in India before continuing her studies in law at the University of Sydney. Christy is also a member of the Migration Institute of Australia and has worked alongside migration agents, migration lawyers and education consultants foraying into the space of immigration law in Australia.
Isabella joins MBA Lawyers’ corporate, commercial and property team having graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2019. Isabella was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in early 2021 and has so far spent her early career focusing on body corporate law and practising in corporate advisory and transactional work.
Naomi has recently been admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland. She has worked in the legal profession for more than 10 years and has gained experience across conveyancing, corporate law, estates and litigation. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from QUT majoring in politics with minors in Japanese and ethics, and has worked with government departments in legislation drafting and sport and recreation.
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