Joe Rausa: Director
LLB (Bachelor of Laws; Monash University Melbourne 1985)
BEcon (Bachelor of Economics; Monash University Melbourne 1982)
A Director since 2001, Joe has over 30 years’ experience within the legal profession. With his strong attention to detail and ability to think outside the box, Joe prides himself on providing honest and frank advice and building a strong rapport with his clients. Joe’s compassion and genuine concern for others coupled with his breadth of legal knowledge, experience and expansive network of legal contacts allows him to deliver a level of service which is exemplary. Away from the office, Joe loves his footy, he is a family man who enjoys coaching his son’s futsal team and volunteering his time to his local Parish.
Areas of Practice: Family Law, Civil Litigation, Wills, Probate and Deceased Estates, Commercial Law and Debt Recovery.
Mary Petsinis: Associate
LLB (Bachelor of Laws; Monash University Melbourne 2007)
Mary has worked within the legal services industry since 1974 and over the years has gained extensive experience and crucial skills within the legal profession. Mary has been an Associate at Collards for over 10 years. Highly motivated by her clients’ individual legal concerns and needs, Mary consistently strives to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients, with integrity, loyalty and passion like no other. Mary understands the importance and benefit of listening to her clients to identify their legal concerns and provides them with honest advice and realistic options. Outside of work, Mary loves spending quality time with her family and has a keen interest in gardening and traveling.
Areas of Practice: Family Law, Wills and Probate.
Sarah Brincat: Associate
LLB (Bachelor of Laws; Victoria University Law School Melbourne 2013)
BA (Bachelor of Arts; La Trobe University Melbourne 2010)
GDLP (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; Leo Cussen Institute 2014)
An Associate at Collards since 2015, Sarah is an energetic and self-motivated individual with a strong passion for meeting her clients’ needs and expectations. With exceptional listening skills and a strong drive for success, Sarah will go above and beyond for her clients. As a general legal practitioner, Sarah has developed critical skills in a wide range of practice areas. In her downtime, Sarah enjoys an active lifestyle which includes traveling, hiking and tennis.
Areas of Practice: Businesses, Leases and Commercial Law, Wills and Deceased Estates, Criminal Law and Intervention Order Matters and Debt Recovery.
Lan Dang: Associate
LLB (Bachelor of Laws; La Trobe University Melbourne 2015)
The latest solicitor to join the Collards team, Lan has worked predominantly within the area of Property Law throughout her legal career. Lan applies her substantial knowledge and experience acquired within this area to her role as managing solicitor of the Property Law department at Collards. Some of Lan’s hobbies include traveling, boxing, and a passion for health and fitness in general.
Areas of Practice: Property Law and Conveyancing.
Siradore El-Asmar: Associate
LLB (Bachelor of Laws: University of Tasmania 2000)
PGDLP (Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice skills & Ethics: Monash University 2001)
BA (Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration: RMIT 1995)
Siradore has been an Associate at Collards for many years. Siradore shows a tremendous amount of care and dedication towards each and every one of his clients and is passionate about providing them with high quality legal assistance. Siradore is a highly regarded and well respected member of the Lebanese/Arabic community and the local community in general. Siradore is also a family man who enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two beautiful daughters. During his spare time he enjoys cycling and tennis.
Areas of Practice: Family Law, Wills, Probate & Deceased Estates, Criminal Law and Intervention Orders, Property Law & Conveyancing.
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