Who we are

Having worked with some of Australia’s largest family run businesses, we’ve come to specialise in growing top tier businesses in the Food & Beverage, Wine, Agribusiness, Real Estate & Projects, and Water Sectors.

With a deep passion for the industries we represent, we always immerse ourselves in our work. This is why we’re so commercially focused, seeing beyond the law.

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Utilising our personal experience of the sectors we now represent, we started out using our specialist commercial and legal knowledge to help a number of Australian businesses in the hospitality sector. Watching them succeed and grow as a result, we quickly recognised the value we were able to bring to these businesses and began to expand, helping more and more clients in these sectors with our expert knowledge.

We acknowledge that there is so much more to retaining a lawyer than just obtaining legal advice. Having lawyers who know and understand your business is essential. That’s why we come with a deep understanding of the sectors we specialise in.

We have always treated our clients and stakeholders the same way we treat a close friend. Building long and lasting relationships with them based around mutual trust and understanding. The shared memories and strong relationships that grow out of this collaboration is what really makes us tick.

Meet the team

Through intelligent problem-solving and industry experience we’re able to see beyond the law. With a focus on commercial strategy, we’ll apply our specialist legal and commercial knowledge to your business.

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Kenneth Stanton

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Principal

Kenneth Stanton

Principal

Kenneth Stanton

Kenneth has established himself as a highly accomplished principal lawyer, trusted advisor and legal expert in various areas of law.

Having specialised in mergers and acquisitions during his tenure at Herbert Smith Freehills, he played a pivotal role in significant onshore and offshore deals.

To further enhance his experience on the investment banking side of mergers and acquisitions, Kenneth went on to work with global investment bank; Deutsche Bank. During his time at Deutsche, he worked on diverse large-scale transactions, advising clients on potential business opportunities.

Recognising the need among his clients for lawyers who deeply understood their businesses and could facilitate growth through both acquisition and organic means, Kenneth identified the importance of implementing processes and procedures associated with economies of scale.

Kenneth brings specialised expertise in major transactions within the wine, spirits, food and beverage, and agriculture and agribusiness sectors. Leveraging his experience and financial acumen, Kenneth employs lateral thinking to deliver legal solutions that efficiently and effectively achieve his client’s commercial objectives.

Outside of his professional endeavours, Kenneth dedicates his time to the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club as an active reserve patrol member and serves as a judiciary member for the NSW Suburban Rugby Judiciary.

Expertise
  • Notary Public
  • Agribusiness
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business structures
  • Commercial and corporate law
Affiliations
  • Professional Member of ARITA (Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association)
  • Member of the AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors)
  • Editor for Jus Vini

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Laura Quarrell

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Laura Quarrell

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Laura Quarrell

Brought up in regional New South Wales, Laura comes with a more personal and hands on experience of the sectors she represents. She started her career at Stanton & Stanton in 2013 progressing through to Senior Associate in 2017 and then Principal in 2020. Laura is now an experienced principal lawyer at Stanton & Stanton with expertise in a wide range of skills, including complex corporate and commercial litigation matters, property law and restructuring and insolvency. She regularly appears in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and many other jurisdictions. Passionate about the needs of the businesses she represents, she always takes a proactive approach to resolving matters with out of the box thinking and a nouse for clever commercial resolutions.

Her expertise in complex corporate and commercial litigation, real property disputes, regulatory investigations and disputes, together with her responsiveness, strategic thinking and empathy makes her an excellent lawyer.

Laura’s focus is always on the best commercial outcome for your matter.  By providing no-nonsense advice in a clear and concise way, Laura is able to assist clients to understand alternative matters to contested court hearings.

Expertise
  • Notary Public
  • Business structures
  • Real Property and Projects
  • Commercial litigation
  • Restructuring and Turnaround
Affiliations
  • Professional Member of ARITA and INSOL International (Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association)
  • Member of the AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors)

Solicitor

Jack Hutchinson

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Karl Panarello

Solicitor

Soroush Zand

Graduate at Law

Nicole Badr

Financial Controller

Chrissy Li

Practice Manager

Diana Wallen

Business Planning Analyst

Alfie Roy-Webb

Receptionist/Admin Assistant

Barbara Lascala

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Samuel Bible

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Kiana Gashtirajaie

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Fabian Robertson

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Eve Shvartsman

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April Saya

Our people go beyond the standard

We pride ourselves on being high achievers, fostering a culture of excellence. We are driven by success. And not just for ourselves, but for our wider stakeholders and most importantly you, our client.

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What we do

We offer a range of legal and commercial services, all tailored around you and your particular business needs. We treat our clients and stakeholders the same way we treat a close friend. Building long and lasting relationships with them based around mutual trust and understanding. The shared memories and strong relationships that grow out of this collaboration are what make us tick.

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Contact us

Need assistance with a particular matter? We’re here to help you with your commercial and legal needs.

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