Why Choose Unified Lawyers?
We’re a dynamic and innovative law firm consisting of talented lawyers that are purely focused on our client’s needs.
You can find over 300 5-Star reviews from delighted clients all over the internet including Google, Facebook, TrueLocal and WordofMouth.
Most important reason to choose us is because we genuinely care. When we say that we’re Here For You, we mean it.
We understand that when new clients call our office for the first time, they’re usually frustrated, confused or anxious. This is why we take the time to listen to our clients and then provide advice that is straightforward, clear and easy to understand.
We are known for our professionalism, commitment to quality and personalised service. But don’t take our word for it, read through some of our client’s reviews below:
Expert Family Lawyers who really care.
Our family lawyers have a genuine passion for family law. Our lawyers understand that marriage breakdowns and separation can be traumatic and uncertain.
That’s why we’re here for you.
Meet Our Team
We are a strong team of family and property lawyers working together for a better future for all our clients. Our lawyers work tirelessly day in and day out to ensure that we provide the family law and conveyancing services to our clients.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Machaalani is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Unified Lawyers.
Mark is an experienced litigator practising in the areas of commercial litigation, debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency, insurance law, property law, family law, divorce, asset protection, retail and commercial leasing, the sale or purchase of business and conveyancing.
Property, Disputes & Family Law
Dominic is one of Sydney's leading property lawyers with over 10 years experience in property law.
Dominic has outstanding knowledge and extensive experience in conveyancing, buying and selling of businesses, commercial and retail leasing, building and construction, strata law, easements, opposing development applications and compulsory acquisitions.
Accredited Specialist in Family Law
Maryann Melhem is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law who has practised exclusively in the field of family law since 2014.
Her experience in family and divorce law covers a range from straight forward to more complex matters including but not limited to relocation of children overseas, applications under the Hague Convention for return of children from outside Australia and matters involving addiction and abuse.
Other matters include high net worth pools, complex trust and commercial structures, spousal maintenance, child support and binding financial agreements.
Senior Associate | Family Law Specialist
Associate | Family Law Specialist
Alex practices almost exclusively within Family Law, where he has extensive experience in all family law related matters, including Property, Parenting , Divorce, LGBTI property settlements and Child Support.
Alex regularly appears before the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in often complex Family Law litigation including Parenting and Property matters.
Senior Family Lawyer
Frances is an experienced family lawyer with a strong passion for family law.
Frances has extensive experience in family law, de-facto and same sex relationships, property settlements, parenting disputes, child support and divorce.
Frances also specialises in wills, estate planning and probate matters.
Tania specialises predominately in family and divorce law. Tania has assisted many clients settle their family law matters in the most cost effective and efficient manner. As well as helping her clients amicably settle matters, Tania is a fierce litigator and has helped numerous clients achieve outstanding results in the family Courts.
Antoinette joined the family law team at Unified Lawyers in 2021.
She holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of International Studies from Macquarie University and is admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and High Court of Australia.
Prior to admission, she worked at a Community Legal Centre where she assisted clients in crisis and disadvantaged members of the community.
Taylor is a passionate family lawyer that goes above and beyond for all her clients.
Taylor has experience in matters involving divorce, family law property settlements and parenting disputes. She is extremely passionate about family law because it allows her to assist clients through the extremely difficult process of separation.
Donna is a family law solicitor admitted in the Supreme Court of New South Wales with a double degree in Business and Law. Donna is drawn to family law as she is interested in helping clients during a difficult and transitional period following separation. She strives to achieve the best outcome for clients and has their best interest at the forefront of her advice.
Before being admitted as a solicitor in 2020, Christopher was employed as a law clerk at one of Australia’s leading Barristers Chambers and a nationally ranked Doyle’s Guide leading family law firm. In that time Christopher developed positive working relationships with many leading family law practitioners, and gained valuable experience in the practice of family law, including drafting court documents, legal research, document analysis and client communication in matters before the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court, the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.
Graduate Family Lawyer
Matthew Tang is a Graduate Family Lawyer that recently joined the family law team at Unified Lawyers.
Matthew has a strong passion for Family Law and is eager and committed to assist clients with the legal ramifications of separation. Since completing his university studies, Matthew has worked primarily in Family Law and is experienced in working with clients, developing strong relationships and understanding their needs.
Leen Setrak graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Law and is admitted into the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Leen is a passionate lawyer with extensive experience in the legal industry since 2017.
Leen has worked across multiple areas of law including family law, debt recovery, general litigation and wills and estates.
Deama commenced working in conveyancing in 2015 and has since handled an array of matters in all aspects of conveyancing. Deama understands the stress that comes with purchasing and selling property, particularly when there are unexpected events, which can often occur with conveyancing transactions. Deama's pragmatic approach allows her to resolve issues efficiently whilst keeping you reassured and updated every step of the way.
Property & Conveyancing Lawyer
Marianela has a strong passion for property law and conveyancing. Marianela’s main specialty lies in conveyancing and the various branches within property such as off-the plan conveyancing, commercial purchases and sales, buying and selling of businesses, residential purchases and sales, transfer of property and commercial and retail leases.
Stephen was admitted as a solicitor in 2017 and joined Unified Lawyer's property team in early 2018.
Stephen specialises in property law and conveyancing and has a strong passion for this area of law. Stephen also practices in corporate, trusts and superannuation law.
Stephen has solid experience in advising trustees on all aspects of trust law, including removing beneficiaries as foreign persons and changing trustees of trusts.
Family Law Paralegal
Sophia initially joined the Unified Lawyers Family Law team in 2020 as a PLT student. Through assisting our experienced family lawyers Sophia gained invaluable experience and ignited her passion in family law. Sophia has a passion for understanding people with a particular interest in better serving their needs in the bigger picture of life and family dynamics.
Practice and Finance Manager
Catherine Wang joined Unified Lawyers in 2021 as the firm’s Practice and Finance Manager.
Catherine has extensive knowledge and experience in business management and finance operations from within the legal industry. After graduating from her master’s degree in commerce from Sydney University, Catherine worked within various law firms across Sydney for over 4 years.
Our head office is located in the Sydney CBD with secondary offices in our favorite suburbs of Marrickville, Parramatta and Bondi.
Level 6, Suite 2, 287 Elizabeth Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Deloitte Building, Level 15, 60 Station Street E
Parramatta NSW 21500
3/369 Illawarra Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
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 in family law and property law ensures that our legal 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.