Quality and Value
Your Legal Team
Unified Lawyers is a dynamic and innovative law firm established in Sydney, Australia. We have the right expertise, resources, capability and skills to assist you with your legal matter. We pride ourselves on concise and excellent communication as well as being a valuable resource for clients to access.
We provide advice that is straightforward, clear, accurate and easy to understand. We are known for our professionalism, commitment to quality and personalised service. Our extensive knowledge, understanding, and experience of the legal industry ensures that our services are pragmatic, commercial and actionable.
Our head office is located in Marrickville located in Sydney’s inner west.
Who we are
Unified Lawyers is a dynamic and innovative law firm established in Sydney, Australia.
We have the right expertise, resources, capability and skills to assist you with your matter.
Our main office is in Marrickville located in Sydney’s inner west. Our Marrickville office is conveniently located right next to Marrickville train station.
What we provide our clients
We promise to get things done to meet time frames and resolve your matter as quickly as possible.
We provide timely advice and proactively advance matters to completion, achieving the best outcome for you.
At Unified Lawyers, it is important that our clients are always kept fully informed about matters at every critical stage.
We pride ourselves on concise and excellent communication as well as being a valuable resource for clients to access. We strive to provide advice that is straightforward, clear, easy to understand and accurate.
Our main focus point is to exceed expectations and go above and beyond what is required for our clients. This includes being responsive, accessible and approachable.
Our extensive knowledge, understanding, and experience of the legal industry ensures that our services are pragmatic, commercial and actionable.
We are known for our professionalism, commitment to quality and personalised service.
Strategies & Innovation
We embody a culture of ongoing commitment in identifying and implementing strategies and innovative solutions for complex or unique matters.
On receipt of instructions, it is our aim to identify the pertinent issues so that matters can be resolved expeditiously, but also without unnecessary costs being incurred.
This approach continuously defines Unified Lawyers.
Quality & Value
Being a client and technology driven firm, we have a developed framework which ensures that all matters are efficiently planned, monitored and managed.
Our philosophy is to provide exceptional legal services and deliver value for money. This is our commitment to you.
Our Sydney Offices
We are currently based in Marrickville, Sydney CBD and Surry Hills.
Our main office is located in Marrickville, right next to Marrickville train station.
T: 02 7902 1764
Mark Machaalani – Solicitor Director
Diploma in Law & Bachelor of Information Technology
Mark Machaalani is an experienced litigator and commercial lawyer practising in the areas of commercial litigation, debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency, insurance law, property law, asset protection, retail and commercial leasing, the sale or purchase of business and conveyancing.
Mark has extensive experience acting for a vast array of clients including multinational insurers, banks, blue chip corporations, small to medium business through to local councils and individuals. Mark represents clients in all Courts and Tribunals throughout Australia and is a talented advocate with a high success rate at numerous hearings and contentious motion hearings.
Mark provides legal advice to various businesses and entrepreneurs regarding maximising value, reducing risk and devising exit strategies. He advises Australian and overseas entrepreneurs in industries such as information technology, telecommunication and e-commerce. Mark has a solid background in Information Technology and thus a strong passion for intellectual property and information technology law.
Mark has an ardent interest in helping others and promoting happiness and success through Self Help and Personal Development. Mark is the founder of Accomplishlife, a free website dedicated to providing Self Help and Personal Development articles and blogs to people all over the world.
As a law student, Mark founded Studentatlaw as a personal project, a website that assists all law students all over Australia with their legal studies.
Mark also speaks Arabic fluently and so is able to assist Arabic speaking clients with all their matters.
Mark is a member of the NSW Law Society and the NSW Lawyers Civil Litigation Committee.
Dominic Nguyen – Solicitor Director
Diploma in Law & Bachelor of Construction
Dominic specialises in property law, commercial and business law, commercial agreements, conveyancing, insurance law, building and construction, public and products liability, litigation, general insurance, strata law, insurance disputes and indemnity matters.
Dominic has handled countless matters acting for Insurers and advising on a wide range of insurance matters, including unlitigated and litigated matters involving fraud, property damage, negligence, defective works, insurance coverage (indemnity) disputes, recovery action and insurance policy interpretation.
Dominic is an expert in building and construction law and provides high level of expertise to his clients. His strength in this area of law is supported by profound knowledge gained through his experience as an Estimator and Contract Administrator in one of Australia’s largest privately owned construction companies.
Dominic has acted and appeared for clients in a wide range of forums throughout Australia including Tribunals and Courts.
Dominic also speaks Vietnamese fluently and so is able to assist Vietnamese speaking clients with their matters.
Dominic is a member of the NSW Law Society and the NSW Lawyers Civil Litigation Committee.
T 02 8384 9306
Frances Maatouk – Family & Estate Lawyer
Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law
Frances is pleased to join the team at Unified Lawyers in 2018 to head the firm’s Family and Estate Division.
Frances specialises in family law, de-facto and same sex relationships, including but not limited to: property settlements, parenting disputes, child support and divorce.
Frances also specialises in wills, estate planning and probate matters. Frances’ experience in this complex area of the law allows her to put into place strategic structures like testamentary trusts, which provide savings and protection to beneficiaries, including: tax flexibility, asset protection and capital gains tax benefits.
Frances understands the emotional sensitivities associated with family law and probate matters. This understanding drives her passion to resolve majority of her matters outside of the Court system- without compromising the best possible outcome for her client’s.
Frances ensures to communicate regularly with her client’s so that they remain informed each step along the way. Frances’ effective communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills enable her to develop strong lasting relationships with her clients, based on trust understanding and respect ensuring she achieves the best results for them.
Frances also speaks Arabic fluently and can assist Arabic speaking clients with their matters.
Frances is a member of the NSW Law Society and the NSW Young Lawyers Civil Litigation Committee.
T 02 8960 2447
Marianela Raimundo – Property Lawyer & Team Leader
Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of Business and Commerce
Marianela has a strong passion for property law and conveyancing. Marianela’s main speciality lies in conveyancing and the various branches within property such as off-the plan conveyancing, commercial purchases and sales, residential purchases and sales, transfer of property and commercial and retail leases. Marianela acts for numerous developers in their sale of off-the plan units by preparing their contracts for sale, negotiating terms of the contract with the purchaser’s representatives and attending to the exchange of contracts. Marianela’s expertise in property law extends to acting for clients looking to purchase or sell a business in addition to dealing with leasing advices.
Marianela was admitted as a solicitor in 2013 and has been working in the legal profession since 2010. Marianela’s experience is not limited to Property and Conveyancing but also in areas such as civil and commercial litigation, debt recovery, criminal law, wills and estates, probate and family law.
Marianela appears regularly at various court mentions in the Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Family Court, Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court.
Marianela excels in building strong relationships with all her clients and ensures to make their matter as stress free as possible. Marianela also speaks Spanish fluently and is able to assist any Spanish speaking clients with their matters.
Marianela is a member of the NSW Law Society and the NSW Young Lawyers Civil Litigation Committee.
T 02 8321 8889
Stephen Ooi – Property Lawyer
Bachelor of Economics and Law
Stephen was admitted as a solicitor in 2017 and joined the property team in early 2018.
Stephen specialises property law and conveyancing and has a strong passion for this area of law.
Stephen also practices in corporate, trusts and superannuation law and has experience in the following areas:
- assisting clients in all areas of conveyancing;
- advising trustees on all aspects of trust law, including removing beneficiaries as foreign persons and changing trustees of trusts;
- drafting constitutions for not for profit organisations, public companies and companies limited by guarantee including ensuring compliance with ACNC requirements and obtaining tax exempt and deductible gift recipient status; and
- advising on the residency of superannuation funds.
Stephen has a Bachelor of Economics and Law degree, from the University of Western Sydney.
Stephen is a member of the NSW Law Society and the NSW Young Lawyers Civil Litigation Committee.
Mark Mahfouz – Consultant
Diploma in Law & Registered Migration Agent
Mark is a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He is also a Registered Migration Agent (MARN: 1382887).
Mark has helped hundreds of clients in obtaining permanent and/or temporary visas. Mark’s experience includes, but is not limited to, assisting clients with their employer-sponsored and nominated visa applications, sponsorship monitoring, student visas, onshore and offshore parent and partner visa applications as well as assisting clients to obtain their Australian citizenship.
Mark also works with clients in preparing review applications to the Migration Review Tribunal.
Mark is an expert in migration law and is a valuable asset for Australian businesses on matters including visa options and compliance with migration law. Mark also speaks Arabic and French fluently and so is able to assist Arabic and French speaking clients with their immigration matters.
Mark is a member of the NSW Law Society.