About Us

At Nicholas James, our vision is to be recognised as a leading law firm within our community, whilst encompassing our core values of integrity, loyalty, and proficiency. Our mission is to build and sustain quality relationships with our clients by facilitating their success. As an integrated law firm, we provide a broad spectrum of quality legal services delivered with a cost effective, commercially minded approach.

We combine invaluable experience with innovative strategies across a range of practice areas, including property law and conveyancing, business transactions and commercial advisory, litigation and dispute resolution, family law, financial services and intellectual property.

We can help facilitate your success.

Our Team

Nick Terziovski

Director

With over fifteen years experience in law and having practised as a Barrister for over four years

Vincent Crisapulli

Special Counsel

Vincent Crisapulli has been a solicitor since 1973 and has operated his own legal practices since that date.

Matt Jakovljevic

Lawyer

Matt holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

Rachel Larre

Lawyer

Rachel joined Nicholas James as a paralegal in 2014 and quickly became an integral part of our team.

Brittany Sheldon

Lawyer

Brittany joined Nicholas James shortly before graduating with her Masters of Law from Monash University in 2016.

Zee Elsoukmani

Property Consultant

Conveyancing across residential and commercial property transactions.

Vincent Bengasino

Consultant

Vincent Bengasino has extensive legal, operational and compliance expertise.

Tony Dimoski

Intellectual Property Consultant

Tony’s knowledge and experience in the field of Intellectual Property adds a valuable dimension within our firm.

George Loupos

Investment Consultant

George Loupos has over 15 years’ experience in financial services and investment markets

Candice White

Office Manager

Candice joined the NJL team in 2015 and has since become an invaluable member of the team.

Aleena Fotia

Legal Executive

Aleena has significant experience across multiple areas of law.

Nick Terziovski
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With over fifteen years experience in law and having practised as a Barrister for over four years, Nick brings a wealth of legal and general commercial expertise to our team.

Nick has represented some of Australia’s leading property development and financial institutions, and has appeared in most jurisdictions, including the Federal Court, the Family Court, as well as the Supreme, County and Magistrates’ Courts, representing clients in a range of litigious matters.

In addition to his commercial practice as a Barrister, Nick also developed a practice in the Family Court jurisdiction, primarily in relation to children’s matters and matrimonial property disputes.

Nick has been an active member of the Outlook Committee at the Urban Development Institute of Australia and is also a member of the Property Council of Australia, and the Law Institute of Victoria. He has also sat as a Tribunal Member for the Football Federation Victoria Disciplinary Tribunal.

Nick is an avid football (soccer) fan and plays Golf in his spare time. He is also fluent in Macedonian.

Vincent Crisapulli
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Vincent Crisapulli has been a solicitor since 1973 and has operated his own legal practices since that date. Vincent has a large amount of experience and knowledge in numerous areas of law. Vincent has joined our team and specialises in Wills & Probates, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Villages acquisitions, Commercial leases and agreements, general advice.

Matt Jakovljevic
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Matt holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), and was admitted to practice in 2013. With extensive experience in all facets of conveyancing, He strives to achieve exceptional client service by adopting a lateral service approach by informing and educating clients throughout their property transactions and tailoring delivery of service depending on client preference, including providing advice in both Croatian and German. Matt’s focus is on building and sustaining quality relationships with clients by focusing on the client’s success whilst maintaining integrity, loyalty and proficiency.

Rachel Larre
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Rachel joined Nicholas James as a paralegal in 2014 and quickly became an integral part of our team. Having now completed her traineeship as a graduate lawyer with NJL, Rachel displays enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and attention to detail, placing her in good stead to achieve positive outcomes for our clients. Working predominantly with our family law and estate planning clients, Rachel approaches her work with a distinct sensitivity and client focus

Brittany Sheldon
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Brittany joined Nicholas James shortly before graduating with her Masters of Law from Monash University in 2016. She is a graduate lawyer currently completing her traineeship. Brittany has previously worked editing legal publications and updating legal databases. She has a strong work ethic and an enthusiasm to learn. Outside of work she enjoys playing netball and catching up with friends.

Zee Elsoukmani
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Conveyancing across residential and commercial property transactions. Experienced in SMSFs and commercial property acquisitions and dispositions. Zee is a senior member of the property and commercial team and provides individuals and businesses with a holistic approach to property and commercial legal services, including; due diligence advice on residential and commercial property acquisitions and developments.

A driven and efficient member of the team, Zee is known for delivering commercially pragmatic solutions for clients and being focused on attaining excellent results. Zee has exemplary client service and is often praised for her extensive efforts to ensure matters are completed within the agreed time frame.

Zee holds a Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Vincent Bengasino
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Vincent Bengasino has extensive legal, operational and compliance expertise having worked in leading roles in these areas in the alternative investment space for over 10 years. Vincent brings practical solutions to the most complex of problems with a broad-based professional skill set and sharp attention to detail. Vincent Bengasino has extensive legal, operational and compliance expertise having worked in leading roles in these areas in the alternative investment space for over 10 years. Vincent brings practical solutions to the most complex of problems with a broad-based professional skill set and sharp attention to detail.

Tony Dimoski
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Tony’s knowledge and experience in the field of Intellectual Property adds a valuable dimension within our firm. Tony holds a First Class Honours Degree in Visual Communication from the National School of Design (Swinburne University). Tony’s career began in one of Europe’s most awarded branding agencies, where he was introduced and practiced his speciality in naming, brand communication, word and brand trademarking and design patents. Over the last 11 years Tony has worked with some of Australia’s most iconic international brands in the food and beverage sector and across the youth fashion and apparel industry, and has played an important role in helping brands achieve top results within the Australian and international marketplace. Tony’s passion lies in start-ups and enjoys brainstorming ideas with like-minded entrepreneurs to ultimately reach their goals. In his spare time and as an Apple accredited developer, Tony enjoys getting App ideas from the notepad to mobile devices for people across the world.

George Loupos
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George Loupos has over 15 years’ experience in financial services and investment markets.  Prior to joining NJ Lawyers , George Loupos was a Head of Strategic partnerships at Akambo Private Wealth, a partner in the business and responsible for intermediary relationships nationally.

Between 2011 – 2015, George worked on the trading desk at FIIG Securities where he became an expert in Fixed Income investments. His primary role was to educate advisers on how to incorporate direct fixed income in a portfolio. During this time he grew the adviser market to over 200M in direct bonds.

George Loupos has diverse investment experience in the industry and can communicate complicated development and investment structures to clients. He also assists intermediary businesses and wholesale clients in implementing an appropriate investment philosophy.

George has a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University and a Diploma of Financial Planning

 

 

Candice White
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Candice joined the NJL team in 2015 and has since become an invaluable member of the team. Her enthusiasm and bubbly attitude makes her a friendly face around the office. She has a background in performing arts and dance, and outside of work runs her own beauty salon.

Aleena Fotia
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Aleena has significant experience across multiple areas of law including complex property and commercial matters, significant property and leasing transactions, as well as business sales and purchases, dispute resolution, wills and estates, contractual disputes and insolvency related matters such as commercial debt recovery.

Aleena not only has exceptional experience and valued insight into the property industry, but is adept in handling a wide range of a family law matters.

Aleena understands the impact that legal matters can have on her client’s personal, financial and family situation and directs her meticulous, results-driven nature to achieving the best outcomes for her clients. Aleena is communicative and sensitive to her clients’ needs.

What We Do

Commercial Law

Whether starting up a new business and determining appropriate partnership or share structures, buying or selling an existing business, raising capital or dealing with suppliers/service providers, we focus on providing a proactive, commercial approach to our clients, with a view to developing ongoing trusted relationships.

Property Law

In addition to our dedicated conveyancing team who offer a full range of conveyancing services, we have acted for some of Australia’s leading property companies and have extensive experience in all facets of property law including retail and commercial leasing, construction and domestic building, planning and environment, and subdivision and development matters.

Family Law

We appreciate that family and relationship disputes are sensitive and we aim to resolve them efficiently and effectively, whether by negotiation, collaborative law practice or, where necessary, through Family Court action. We are committed to the protection of our clients’ interests and those of their families and to providing cost effective solutions.

Banking & Finance

We act for a wide range of clients within the financial services sector, from Responsible Entities of Managed Investment Schemes, to mortgage brokers, financial planners, private lenders and borrowers. We focus on building and maintaining effective business frameworks, and in managing legal, regulatory, and reputational risk for our clients.

Intellectual Property

Branding, innovation and intellectual property are becoming increasingly important to small businesses across all facets of their operations as they seek a foothold in the multimedia market. We have expertise in assisting clients to better manage their IP portfolio, strategy and deliverables to ensure effective protection in the global market.

Civil Litigation

Litigation can be notoriously costly and onerous. Our experience conducting proceedings in all state and federal courts and tribunals has highlighted the importance of mitigating the impact of litigation on our clients. As such, we provide extensive pre-litigation advice and, where appropriate, advocate alternative dispute resolution such as mediation in order to achieve commercially prudent outcomes for our clients.

Our Clients

Testimonials

Global Beverage Group
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Andrew Dal Broi and his associated companies has had a long term relationship with Nicholas James Lawyers.

I have worked successfully with NJL in relation to many Commercial Law, Property Conveyancing and Property Finance cases over recent years. More recently as General Manager of Global Beverage Brand’s we have extended our reliance on NJL to cover IP and Trademarks Issues and the successful outcomes continue.

We have always enjoyed a fantastic working relationship with the Team at NJL, they are results driven which is empowering me to recommend Nick and his Team with the utmost of enthusiasm that they can provide an amazing service experience to you as they have doe so for me!

Website Global Beverage Group: https://www.globalbeveragebrands.com.au

Madina Plains
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Having recently appointed Nicholas James Lawyers to manage our Victorian Development Projects we have seen a significant difference and improvement in the operation of our business. Their legal team has assisted with the significant expansion and development of our business through their expert legal advice and technical skills. Their lawyers and legal assistants are accessible, friendly and results driven. Their legal team take an honest and professional approach to the services they offer and continuously help ensure we remain ahead of the game. I would highly recommend their services.

Website Madina Plains: http://madinaplains.com.au

Bluestar Living
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As an Award Winning Builder, Developer and Investor, it is crucial to engage and develop a Trusted Team of Professional Consultants. Nick and his team at Nicholas James Lawyers have been Trusted Partners of Bluestar Living for over five years now. During this time we have not only developed a close working relationship, but more importantly, consider each other trusted friends. Nicholas James Lawyers and Bluestar Living have collaborated to successfully deliver development projects for our business, our clients, and related parties, and we also co-sponsor Melbourne Victory Football Club. It is this common mentality and outlook that makes our relationship mutually beneficial.

It can be difficult at times to make recommendations as I am very careful in doing so.  A recommendation or referral needs to be real and genuine. It means that you have full trust in this person and that they will act on your behalf to the best of their ability and with your interest and needs first.

I sincerely have full confidence in Nick and his team and am very happy to recommend them to anyone who is looking to build a quality team around them.

Website Bluestar Living: http://www.bluestarliving.com.au/

Contact Us

Location

Suite 6, Level 2
902 Mt Alexander Rd
Essendon Victoria 3040

Office

03 9021 7400

Fax

03 9021 7401

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