Maria Tzannes

Phone: 02 9964 0499

Maria has been practicing for over 40 years, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to a range of legal matters. She ran her own practice as a solicitor and as a barrister for many years and taught law as an Associate Professor and Director of Professional Legal Education at university level and at the College of Law.

Maria is available to be consulted by clients on any matter that is or becomes out of the norm or at the ‘cutting edge’ to provide legal knowledge and expertise as well as strategic direction and focus.

Keith Reddy

Keith Reddy

Phone: 02 9964 0499

With over 40 years of experience as a property, commercial and corporate lawyer Keith has a thorough understanding of various business practices and the challenges faced by companies in different markets. Keith provides specialist and technical advice to clients on complex business mergers and acquisitions, finance and property transactions.

He has acted for clients such as Woolworths, NRMA, NSW Maritime, Macquarie Bank, Telstra and Channel 9.

He assists the property and corporate and commercial teams at Antunes.

Keith has experience and expertise in:

  • Advising on complex commercial and property transactions;
  • Construction and building disputes including appearing for applicants and respondents at NCAT;
  • Tenancy disputes;
  • Providing specialist environmental and planning advice in relation to corporate and property transactions;
  • Land, environment and planning matters;
  • Regulatory compliance in financial services; and
  • Lending and security arrangements across a broad range of industries including equity investors, investment banks and corporate borrower groups.

Tim Arvanitis

Phone: 02 9964 0499

After years of dedication and contribution to the firm’s growth and development, Tim became partner in 2018 and leads the Corporate and Commercial team at Antunes.

Providing strategic and pragmatic advice on the full range of commercial and property transactions, Tim has a committed approach to achieving practical and workable solutions for his clients’ commercial and legal issues.

Tim acts for private individuals and businesses, SMEs, large Australian organisations and publicly listed companies and has provided technical advice on a range of transactions across a number of sectors.

Contact Tim so he can advise you on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions across the full range of transactions including asset and share acquisitions and involving legal due diligence considerations and complex loan facility arrangements;
  • Negotiating the sale and disposal of business assets;
  • Resolving shareholder disputes, contract disputes and enforcing rights against parties in breach of commercial contracts;
  • Strategic corporate and trust business structuring and restructuring to achieve tax effective outcomes, asset protection and business succession planning, including self-managed super funds;
  • Corporate governance issues relating to directors fiduciary duties and the Corporations Act, Shareholder rights and the composition of the board;
  • Tactical debt reconstruction and insolvency structuring;
  • The preparation of business contracts and drafting complex service agreements relating to a number of industries;
  • Employment Law related matters affecting all businesses, including the preparation of employment contracts for all staff members and executives, and resolving employment related disputes;
  • Intellectual Property Rights affecting businesses and the protection of Intellectual Property Rights, including trademarks, copyright material and patents;
  • The full range of property transactions including commercial leasing, development site acquisitions and disposals; and
  • Franchising Agreements, structuring and resolving franchising disputes.

Boris Jakimov

Phone: 02 9964 0499

Boris is part of the Corporate and Commercial team at Antunes with a particular focus on taxation, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property law.

Boris achieves excellent results for his clients’ tax audits for both federal tax and state tax matters. He assists clients that have received a tax audit notification, review or investigation from the ATO or Revenue NSW.

As part of the Corporate and Commercial team Boris supports and assists on all aspects of transactional work from formation through to completion.

Boris has expertise in the areas of:

  • Tax compliance and disputes, including ATO audits;
  • Tax planning and superannuation;
  • Commercialising bitcoin and blockchain technology;
  • Lending and security arrangements;
  • Financial Services and regulatory compliance effecting the financial services industry;
  • Intellectual property rights effecting businesses and protecting Intellectual Property rights such as the registration of trade marks and patents;
  • Corporate insolvency and debt collection including drafting statutory demands; and
  • Residential tenancy disputes between landlords and tenants.

Stefan Stojkovic

Phone: 02 9964 049

Regularly assisting clients within the entire spectrum of Corporate and Commercial transactions, Stefan’s experience gets the deal across the line on time and on budget.

Specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions, Building and Construction, Insolvency and Restructuring, Banking and Finance and Taxation, Stefan represents clients of all sizes, across a number of different industries, including developers, lenders, insolvency practitioners, individuals and private and public companies.

Contact Stefan so he can:

  • Provide you with a legal due diligence report to assist your acquisition of a business;
  • Represent you in the sale or purchase of a business;
  • Guide you through the acquisition and subsequent disposal of a development site;
  • Negotiate and advise you on the terms of the finance facility supporting the acquisition and construction of your development site;
  • Advise you on all aspects of taxation law (including capital gains tax and GST);
  • Assist you with an ATO review or audit;
  • Represent you in any dispute with the ATO (including prosecution, debt management, bankruptcy, objections and litigation);
  • Advise you on lending and security arrangements (including security interests under the PPSA) and financial regulatory compliance;
  • Advise you on personal bankruptcy or corporate insolvency;
  • Represent or act for you in any insolvency-related claims;
  • Restructure your corporate structure; and
  • Assist you with your commercial leasing.

Stefan is currently completing his Masters of Law (Specialising in Corporate, Commercial and Taxation) at the University of New South Wales.

Margaret Antunes

Phone: 02 9964 0499

Margaret has been the centre of Antunes lawyers since its conception in 1996.

Margaret’s commitment to the firm and her deep understanding of the legal practice has enabled her to significantly build on the firm’s success.

Under Margaret Antunes, Antunes has evolved into an elite legal practice and is renowned as the number one law firm north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge servicing clients nationwide and internationally.

With almost 40 years of experience, Margaret is actively involved in all areas of law which the firm practices in and her wealth of knowledge is spread across all teams at Antunes, ensuring that the firm delivers real value and certainty to all of its clients.

Margaret has expertise in:

  • Corporate and Trust structuring for asset protection and tax effectiveness;
  • Complex trust matters including breaches of trust and equitable duties;
  • Contract and Shareholder disputes;
  • Corporate advisory work relating to directors’ duties, breaches of the Corporations Act, and actions brought by Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC);
  • All property transactions, residential and commercial;
  • Acting for developers;
  • Dealing with investigations and prosecutions by federal and state regulators such as ASIC and the Fair Work Commission;
  • Preparing and advising on technical commercial and business contracts and service agreements;
  • Mergers and acquisitions;
  • Subdivision, titling, planning and development, GST, stamp duty and financing;
  • Land and environment planning; and
  • Building and Construction.

Being a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a global society to which membership is admitted on merit in these practices, Margaret is particularly experienced in trust and estate planning law.

Margaret has a Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney), Master of Laws (University of Sydney) in business, trade practices, tax and international business law.