Team

Our partners blend their experience and technical expertise to lead a formidable team equipped to offer a commercial advantage to your business.

Founding partners, Adam Crittenden and Con Andonis, are experienced property and commercial lawyers. Our partners have been independently recognised as leaders in their areas of expertise.

Prior to founding Adco Legal, our directors were Partners in major commercial law firms. They have also held senior roles in national and international law firms.

Partner

Adam Crittenden

Adam is a co-founding partner of Adco Legal. He has many years experience specialising in property and commercial law. He also has an intimate knowledge of the pharmacy industry having acted in some of the most significant transactions for pharmacy groups Australia-wide.

  • Property
  • Retail and Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial
  • Pharmacy – Health
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Partner

Con Andonis

Con is a co-founding partner of Adco Legal. He has significant experience in property and commercial law, with a particular focus on:

  • The development of land for commercial, industrial and residential purposes
  • Property and commercial transactions
  • Retail and Commercial leasing
  • Liquor and Gaming
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Senior Associate

Trang Vo

Trang is an experienced property lawyer having worked as a senior lawyer for an international law firm. Trang has acted for shopping centre owners, financial institutions, telecommunication carriers and government agencies in all areas of property transactions and leasing.

  • Property
  • Retail and Commercial Leasing
  • Health
Senior Associate

James Forde

James has significant experience acting for major shopping centre owners, property developers and private commercial clients specialising in dispute resolution and enforcement matters. James also has experience in building and construction matters. James has worked for local and state government institutions in procurement and property.

  • Property
  • Retail and Commercial Leasing
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Building and Construction
Senior Associate

Jennifer Pears

Jennifer Pears is a corporate and commercial lawyer, with experience advising publicly listed companies with respect to capital raisings, corporate reconstructions, asset acquisitions and disposals, and joint ventures.  Jennifer has acted for ASX-listed resources companies in the acquisition and disposal of exploration and mining tenements in various states and territories.  Jennifer also assists clients to manage risk by providing general compliance and governance advice.

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Property
Senior Associate

Brendan Hall

Brendan is an experienced corporate, commercial and property lawyer.  Brendan acts for SMEs to ASX listed entities on a wide range of transactions including IPOs, business and share sales and purchases, corporate structuring and ASIC, ASX and legislative compliance.  Brendan is also a recognised expert in Personal Property Securities law, including assessing the validity of claims against assets of insolvent companies and bankrupts.  Brendan has completed a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance.

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Personal Property Securities
  • Corporate Structuring
  • Retail and Commercial Leasing
Lawyer

Maressa Bruhn

Maressa has worked as a lawyer for a top tier national law firm. Maressa has acted for commercial property owners and developers in all areas of property transactions and for financial institutions in the areas of banking and finance.  Maressa has a PhD and over ten years’ experience in health and science.

  • Property
  • Retail and Commercial Leasing
  • Health
  • Conveyancing
Conveyancer

Michael Pampena

Michael has significant experience in all areas of property and business conveyancing, having managed a conveyancing division of a leading Adelaide law firm for many years.  Michael has a particularly strong focus on major land divisions and property developments.

  • Conveyancing
  • Land Divisions
  • Trust formations
  • Company incorporations
Consultant

Lisa Andonis

Prior to joining us, Lisa was a Partner in a leading Adelaide law firm. During her extensive years of practice, Lisa has advised and represented a large number of clients in the resolution of commercial disputes and litigious matters.

  • Commercial disputes and litigation including in contract and property related matters
  • Construction and infrastructure disputes
  • Insolvency and debt recovery
  • Probate and estate matters
Lawyer and Migration Agent

Chao Zhou

Chao is an experienced migration agent and lawyer having worked for many years in Melbourne, Adelaide and now in Sydney. Chao is fluent in Mandarin and English. He has a deep understanding of the legal and cultural issues faced by international businesses. Chao works closely with our commercial clients who do business in China or partner with Chinese businesses in their ventures in Australia. Chao works closely with our commercial lawyers to offer a seamless level of support and advice.

  • Commercial
  • Licensed Migration Agent

Vicki Antoniou

Vicki supports our lawyers with delivering high volume leasing documents to the highest standard.  She has many years experience having worked for major law firms including in Sydney.

  • Retail and Commercial Leasing

Mary Parker

Mary has over 15 years’ experience within the property industry including as a conveyancer and other property administration roles.  Mary has worked in property valuation firms, real estate agencies and commercial and property based legal firms.

  • Conveyancing
  • Land Divisions
  • Property
Paralegal

Kathryn Ryles

With more than twenty years industry experience, Kathryn is an experienced paralegal supporting our lawyers. She has worked for major Adelaide law firms and within an in-house legal team for one of the largest defence contractors in Australia.

  • Retail and Commercial Leasing
  • Property
  • Commercial
Consultant

Luke Gardiner

Luke has been in practice for many years in the Northern Territory. Luke provides specialised advice and assistance with business, property, commercial and related matters.

  • Commercial
  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Wills and Estates
  • Retail and Commercial Leasing
  • Property
  • Debt Recovery
  • Employment