John had the honor of serving as the President of the Law Society of New South Wales in 2005.
John previously served as President of the St George/Sutherland Law Society from 1987 to 1988 and has been a life member since 1993.
John has also served as a Court Appointed Arbitrator from 1983 to June, 2004.
Over the course of John’s practice he has held several positions with the Law Society of New South Wales since 1997 including:
- Director of Law Cover from 1999 to 2006;
- Director of the Law Council of Australia 2004 to 2006;
- Chairman of the Property Law Committee 1999 to 2005; and
- Member of the Property Services Advisory Committee 2003 to 2005.
John currently holds appointment as a Cost Assessor appointed by the Supreme Court of New South Wales and has served to the Cost Assessor’s Rules Committee for a number of years.
John is a true general practitioner when legal specialisation has become more the norm. His main fields of practice include:
- Sales & Purchases of Businesses;
- Mortgages & Securities;
- Commercial & Business Law; and
- Cost Assessment.
After growing up in the Lakemba area and attending public schools, John attended Sydney University Law School from which he graduated in 1972.
In February 1973, after accepting employment as a solicitor with a firm of solicitors at Rockdale he subsequently became a partner in July 1974. In 1984 John entered into a new partnership at Kogarah with the firm of Redmond Foster McIntyre.
After a long time love affair with the Snowy Mountains John moved to Thredbo in 1999 and established our branch office in Thredbo. In doing so John was at the forefront of the electronic revolution which now permits us to serve clients electronically. In many matters this reduces the need to spend time in your solicitor’s offices. Many legal services can now be performed without the need of a face to face meeting. If there is a need for that, it can be accommodated by video conferencing.
John has now developed a diverse client base of individuals, families and small to medium size businesses serving their needs throughout Sydney and its suburbs, Thredbo and regional New South Wales.