We build strong long standing relationships with our clients and work collaboratively with them to ensure they have the most comprehensive support and advice in their commercial matters.
Our experienced team assist in a variety of commercial matters including:
Marissa has over 18 years’ experience working in the legal profession practicing primarily in commercial and corporate law and property law. She joined Osborn Law in November 2015 after spending 6 years as Partner in a National Law firm running a Corporate/Commercial and Property Law practice in their Newcastle office.
Marissa has worked with a number of clients across many specialised industries including construction, mining and manufacturing. Marissa regularly acts for a number of mining support businesses.
She regularly advises her clients in relation to the following:
Marissa also has expertise working for a number of not for profit and charity organisations in relation to their corporate and commercial and property law requirements.
In addition, Marissa has extensive litigation and dispute resolution experience appearing in all court jurisdictions including the High Court of Australia. She has also appeared in a number of tribunals such as the Consumer, Trader & Tenancy Tribunal.
This diverse legal experience in niche areas of law allows Marissa to provide practical commercial solutions to complex legal problems. She prides herself on understanding her client’s business and working with her clients to achieve the desired outcomes for each project.
Marissa is a Notary Public and a former Director on the Harness Racing NSW board which is the body that conducts the commercial and regulatory functions of the harness racing industry in NSW.
Marissa was previously on the advisory board of Hunter Export Centre and was the winner of the 2009 Hunter Business Chamber’s ‘Young Achiever of the Year Award’.
Laura Bennett has more than 14 years of experience in the legal profession. Following her completion of a Bachelor of Laws at Newcastle University she took up a full time paralegal position before being admitted as a solicitor in 2008.
She has particular expertise in commercial contract negotiations and drafting. She has an exceptional set of drafting skills and a “can do” approach to client service.
Laura’s experience in commercial and property law includes:
George has 20 years’ experience working in the legal profession. Prior to joining Osborn Law George was a partner for 12 years at a medium size suburban practice supervising the commercial, property, estate planning and deceased estates departments in the practice.
George’s areas of practice include:
George’s aim is to provide legal advice to clients that will meet the client’s expectations and outcomes by collaborating with the client through the legal process.
When not at work George enjoys spending time with his family, watching as much sport as he can and fishing with his mates.
Lana completed a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Newcastle prior to being admitted as a solicitor in 2013.
She has over seven years’ experience in the legal profession practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning and deceased estates, along with property and commercial law.
Lana’s focus is primarily in estate planning, with experience in advising clients in relation to:
She also has extensive experience in the administration of deceased estates, including advising both executors and beneficiaries in a wide variety of estate matters such as family provision claims; questions of capacity; questions of informal wills; taxation; duties and responsibilities of executors/administrators; and general administration of estates.
Stemming from her background in wills and estates, Lana is responsible for dealing with the establishment, amendment and vesting of trusts for Osborn Law clients. Lana is also experienced in advising clients in relation to associated asset protection and structuring and works closely with our commercial team when looking at clients’ commercial structuring arrangements.
Lana is particularly passionate about estate planning and is currently undertaking a Masters in Wills and Estates.
Lana’s property and commercial law experience complements her skills in estate planning and means that she has a well-rounded, practical approach in advising commercial clients.
When not in the office, Lana enjoys catching up with family and friends (particularly by a camp fire) and running around after her children.
Sarah Hovanyecz was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 2015 following her completion of a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Wollongong in 2014 and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in 2015.
Sarah has more than 5 years’ legal experience including 1 year as Solicitor in a boutique Sydney firm prior to moving to Newcastle in 2015 where she continued to practice as a solicitor for 3 years in a medium sized firm before joining Osborn Law.
She regularly assists clients in commercial and corporate law matters including:
She has further assisted clients with general litigation and employment law matters including drafting and advising on employment contracts and acting for both employers and employees in Fair Work Commission proceedings.
Sarah prides herself on exceeding client expectations and enjoys a good challenge and solving problems.
When not in the office Sarah enjoys listening to country music and has a passion for animals, particularly dogs, having been a volunteer of Dog Rescue Newcastle since 2017.
Morgan was born and raised in Newcastle and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons Class I) and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations) from the University of Newcastle. Admitted as a solicitor in 2017, Morgan gained experience in a range of private practice roles during his studies, including a clerkship in Jakarta at one of Indonesia’s leading corporate and commercial law firms.
Morgan’s expertise includes:
Morgan also has a particular interest in working for a number of not for profit and charitable organisations in relation to their commercial and property law requirements as well as providing advice on corporate governance and ACNC compliance.
Morgan prides himself on his personable nature and commercial approach and uses his range of experience to assist clients in all aspects of their development, whether in initial structuring, growth, contracting or exit.
When not in the office, Morgan enjoys keeping fit, travelling and exploring Newcastle with his family and friends.