Andrew Kaine

Andrew Kaine

Andrew is a member of the Family Law team at Antunes Lawyers.

Andrew brings an infectiously positive attitude and hard work ethic when assisting clients in family law matters involving divorce, parenting arrangements and property divisions. Having worked closely with a variety of clients from a broad range of family backgrounds, Andrew and the family law team of Antunes lawyers understand the difficulties clients face during a family breakdown and aim towards resolving complex family law matters in a cost-effective and time efficient manner.

The forefront of Andrew’s family law practice is to develop a strong legal strategy to meet client expectations and to navigate through the hurdles and intricacies associated with multifaceted financial matters and parenting matters. Andrew employs an empathetic, collected and understanding approach to complex, yet sensitive, family law matters and is willing to assist in both a practical and commercial way tailored to client needs.

Areas of expertise


Maria Tzannes

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.


Tim Arvanitis

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.


Margaret Antunes

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.