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Not for Profit Charity Law Day 2018


September 14, 2018 8:30am - September 14, 2018 3:00pm
Carroll & O’Dea, Level 20, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Our Speakers

Robert Fitzgerald AM, Royal Commissioner
Robert Fitzgerald AM has a diverse background and extensive experience in commerce, law, public policy and community services. Prior to being appointed Commissioner to the Productivity Commission, Robert was the Community and Disability Services Commissioner and Deputy Ombudsman in NSW. Robert holds degrees in commerce and law from the University of NSW. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1994, is a recipient of the Centenary medal and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Australian Catholic University in 2001.

Martin Slattery
Martin is an expert litigator who has significant commissions of inquiry and royal commissions experience. He has a unique insight and empathy into how the various parties to a dispute perceive the same circumstances that are the nub of the issue.
Martin also works in the not-for-profit team, providing advice to clients from the not-for-profit sector. This includes governance and regulatory compliance advice and drafting commercial contracts.

Robert Algie
As partner in the Compensation Law Team at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, Robert has dual degrees in science and law. Based in the Firm’s highly successful Western Sydney headquarters in Parramatta and Campbelltown, he has worked on a large number of complex cases. Robert is a member of the Law Advisory Board for Notre Dame.

Steve Mark AM, Former Legal Services Commissioner for New South Wales
Steve Mark AM is a lawyer by profession having initially studied in America, the country of his birth, and subsequently in Queensland. He practised law with a private firm in Brisbane for five years specialising in criminal law before travelling to England where for three years he practised in criminal, immigration and human rights law.

Josephine Heesh
When working with charities and not-for-profit clients, Josephine sets up structures, designs governance and management systems and advises on Tax issues. She is an expert on the operation of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and guides her clients through a risk-free pathway.

Patricia Monemvasitis
Patricia Monemvasitis is a commercial lawyer with combined degrees in accounting, finance and law. Patricia advises a diverse range of clients, including major corporations, small to medium sized enterprises, property developers, landlords, not-for-profit organisations and schools. She specialises in the commercialisation and protection of intellectual property: namely trade marks, copyright, designs, confidential information and trade secrets.

Mathisha Panagoda
Mathisha acts for a range of clients in compensation law, civil litigation and in the not-for-profit sector. He has also represented clients at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse and handles many related compensation claims. Mathisha has previously served on a number of not for profit boards, advising on governance and is currently a board director of the Inner West Cultural Services. He is a talented and experienced musician and one of Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers’ most able entertainment law and intellectual property solicitors.

Julian Brophy, Perception Partners
With two decades of experience, Julian is an expert in the provision of all internal and external communication services, issues management, crisis communication and community engagement. He provides stakeholder engagement, strategic communication and consultation services to not-for-profit entities, government, commercial as well as private clients.

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