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Our highly skilled and experienced lawyers are known for their personal approach and their commitment to building long-term, trusted relationships with our clients.  We believe our lawyers’ focus on delivering excellent client service and providing customised legal solutions is what sets us apart from other firms.

David Sorban
Position
Managing Director

David is the Legal Practice Director for DSS Law. He  holds Bachelor Degrees in both Law and Business and has over 15 years’ experience in the legal industry. David specialises in commercial litigation and property law including both retail and commercial leasing, as well as corporate structures and commercial matters. He uses his extensive expertise in these areas of law to provide high quality, commercially focused legal advice that is tailored to his clients’ individual needs. He is known for his personal approach and his ability to build trusted, long-term relationships with his clients.

Shireen Long
Position
Senior Associate

Shireen has extensive commercial litigation experience across all jurisdictions and courts, specialising in corporate and personal insolvency, building and construction and trade credit disputes. Shireen strives to assist her clients to resolve legal disputes as cost effectively as possible.  She takes a genuine interest in understanding her clients’ expectations and strives to provide clients with a range of options, specific to their situation, to work with them to achieve commercially focused results.

Kaye Griffiths
Position
Senior Associate

Kaye is a Senior Associate based in our Melbourne office. She has over 16 years experience in commercial litigation and is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation as awarded by the Law Institute of Victoria in 2010.

Kaye has acted for a range of commercial clients from large multinational companies to SMEs and private clients. She has acted in all Federal and State Court jurisdictions within Australia.

With a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Kaye’s legal advice is strengthened by her strong business acumen which allows her to assist her clients in achieving their commercial objectives as well as provide technical legal advice. She prides herself on her personal and tailored approach to both litigation and dispute resolution for her clients.

David Chen
Position
Senior Associate

David is an senior associate in DSS Law’s litigation team. He has six years post admission experience practising predominantly in the areas of general commercial litigation, personal and corporate insolvency, corporate restructuring and property law. He is focused on providing practical advice aimed at reaching commercial resolutions of disputes by adopting a common sense approach to legal proceedings. His clientele include individuals, businesses from various industries, liquidators and trustees.

Renee Pappagallo
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Solicitor

Renee holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and is admitted as a solicitor in the state of Queensland.  With over nine years’ experience, Renee specialises in property law with comprehensive experience in residential conveyancing, off-the-plan developments, and retail and commercial leasing.  Renee’s drive to produce high quality work and her passion for customer service ensures all her clients feel confident they are in trusted hands and receive exceptional client value.

Louis Ialenti
Position
Solicitor

Louis has extensive commercial experience in managing and running various businesses in both domestic and international settings.  After obtaining his Masters in International Business from the Queensland University of Technology, he later completed his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland and was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 2014.  His experience ranges from criminal law to commercial transactions.

Courtney Macdade
Position
Solicitor

Courtney is a Solicitor in our Brisbane office with a range of knowledge and experience in civil litigation, corporate restructuring, business law, and criminal law. She is particularly dedicated to establishing rapport with clients and understanding the objectives and commercial realities her clients face.

Courtney joined DSS Law in August 2016 after completing a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and International Relations at Bond University. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from College of Law and was admitted as Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in February 2017.

Anthony Purcell
Position
Solicitor

Anthony has over 10 years’ experience working across a wide range of matters and legal disciplines including property, commercial, estates and litigation.

Since commencing employment with DSS Law in March 2016, Anthony has primarily focused on the areas of commercial and property law with an emphasis on strata and community titles (including complex registrations), retail shop and industrial leasing, commercial contract negotiation and drafting, and business conveyance.

Having acted for a range of clients from private individuals and small family-run businesses to large developers and finance corporations, Anthony’s clients benefit from his pragmatic approach and hands-on experience.

Robert Carter
Position
Trainee Solicitor

Robert is a trainee solicitor in our Melbourne office with experience in commercial matters, civil litigation and insolvency. Since joining DSS Law in July 2016, Robert has been able to quickly adapt to the DSS Law adage of ‘clients first’ ensuring he delivers excellent client service on every matter. He holds bachelor degrees in both Laws and Business from the Queensland University of Technology and hopes to be admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria upon completion of his Practical Legal Training certification in late 2016.

Dominic Brunet
Position
Paralegal

Dominic joined DSS Law in January 2017. Dominic has completed a Bachelor of Information Technology and is currently in his last year of Bachelor of Law (Hons) at the Queensland University of Technology. Having worked previously as an in-house paralegal for a national insurance builder, Dominic has acquired a wide range of experience in insurance building, insurance claims, debt recoveries and disputes. He has also previously worked in the areas of information security and networking.

Dominic is dedicated to building strong working relationships with clients, understanding their businesses and creating personalised and efficient service.

Jake Magee
Position
Paralegal/Law Clerk

Jake is currently completing the final year of his Bachelor of Laws Degree at the Queensland University of Technology. Jake has been employed with DSS Law since early 2015 and has assisted the firm in a range of different roles. Jake is now based in our property team, and provides assistance to the solicitors and conveyancers within the team, under their expert guidance.

Jake prides himself on his attention to detail and plans to undertake his Practical Legal Training in 2018.

Rosse Eckl
Position
Conveyancer

Rosse is an experienced conveyancer and works on all aspects of conveyancing matters including residential, commercial and off-the-plan contracts.  She commenced her career within the legal industry in 1980 and since that time has worked in various positions within the commercial sector. Her previous experience working with large financial institutions in their lending departments has given her a broad understanding of her clients’ conveyancing needs.

Nicola Richards
Position
Financial Controller

Nicola is DSS Law’s in-house Financial Controller. She has a number of years’ experience working in finance, accounting and audit roles across a variety of industries including banking, federal government and the legal industry. Nicola has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is currently working towards her CPA qualifications.