commercial dispute resolution

Our commercial dispute resolution team has extensive experience in conducting commercial disputes in all State and Federal jurisdictions.We provide strategic advice

intellectual property and trade marks

Our clients are encouraged to recognise the importance of trade marks to their business as valuable assets that enable consumers to distinguish their goods and services from the

Commercial Law

Zervos Lawyers provides advice to clients on all aspects of their commercial transactions. We are committed to delivering effective and successful business solutions tailored to

Property Law

Whether you are an individual or a corporation, Zervos Lawyers can assist in all aspects of a property transaction. We aim to make the process as smooth as possible (seamless).

Hospitality Law

Zervos Lawyers is highly recognised for their experience and expertise in hospitality law. We act on behalf of a number of clients in the hospitality industry including many of

Estate Planning

In today’s ever dynamic and changing commercial environment, it is necessary for clients to receive the appropriate strategic advice with respect to their asset protection and w

workplace relations and employment law

Our workplace relations and employment law team has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law. We work with clients in multiple sectors throughout every aspect of th

Entertainment Law

Zervos Lawyers provides legal advice in a range of industries relating to entertainment law. Our clients include venue owners, TV personalities, film & TV producers, documentary

Our People

Nicolas Zervos
Principal (B.Comm, LLB)

Nicolas Zervos is regarded as a highly respected specialist lawyer in the areas of hospitality, liquor licensing, gaming and commercial law.

He was admitted into practice in 1980. Nicolas is a hands-on lawyer who represents a large number of commercial clients. At the same time, he has built a comprehensive and strong legal team who are renowned for their client service and expertise.

The firm has maintained strong and ongoing relationships with its established clients. Nicolas adopts the view that a client's interests need to be preserved and that it is important for lawyers to have a full appreciation and understanding of the businesses conducted by clients.

Nicolas' experience has not been limited to private practice and he has been actively involv

Georgia Milonas
Consultant Lawyer (BA, LLB), Registered Trade Marks Attorney

Georgia Milonas is a Consultant Lawyer with Zervos Lawyers and was admitted to practice in 2000.

In 2013, Georgia became a registered Trade Marks Attorney, and specialises in a broad range of intellectual property matters including trade mark clearance filing and prosecution, trade mark oppositions, trade mark maintenance and trade mark infringement.

Georgia also provides advice in relation to other areas of intellectual property law including: rights persisting in unregistered trade marks; copyright protection; design registration and protection; domain name registration; licensing and the assignment of trade marks.

Georgia has assisted clients in relation to their intellectual property from a broad range of industries, including hospitality, home ware

Stefan De Palma
Associate [LLB(Hons)]

An experienced commercial lawyer with history, and proficiency, in dispute resolution. Graduated with Honours in Law in 2012, Stefan joined the team at Zervos Lawyers in 2014. Stefan has a focus and experience in commercial transactions and business law. Stefan’s cultivation in dispute resolution endows him to apply his negotiation talents to the bargaining table and assist his client’s in avoiding liability and pitfalls often encountered in commercial transactions. A lawyer who speaks tech in plain language, Stefan is skilled in complex commercial and financial matters, understanding client needs and delivering practical solutions and efficient results.

Stefan’s expertise includes:

Shareholder, Unitholder and Partnership Agreements;

Purchase an

Nicholas Driver
Lawyer (B.Envs, J.D.)

Nicholas Driver graduated from the University of Melbourne Law School in 2014. Prior to this Nicholas completed a Bachelor of Environments with a major in Environmental Policy, also at the University of Melbourne. Nicholas commenced his legal traineeship with Zervos Lawyers was admitted to practice in June 2016. Nicholas’ previous experience, in particular his role as a Legal Research Clerk to a number of senior barristers including Martin Scott QC and Sturt Glacken QC provided him with exposure to a broad range of legal matters including commercial, native title, intellectual property and sports law matters in both State and Federal jurisdictions. At Zervos Lawyers, Nicholas sits within the Commercial Litigation and Disputes team specialising in contract disputes and debt re

Jo McCutcheon
Legal Executive (BB)

Jo joined Zervos Lawyers in January 2008 after obtaining considerable experience working for a major city law firm. Her expertise focuses on conveyancing and mortgage and probate matters. She is an integral part of the property division at Zervos Lawyers.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (RMIT) in 2000 and she is also a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives (Victoria).

She is passionate in providing excellent legal service for her clients and meeting necessary deadlines and expectations in a timely manner.

Purchase/Sale of Properties;

Off the plan;

Transfer of land;



Electronic Conveyancing via PEXA;

T: +61 3 9865 8900
E: jmccut

Jonathan Williamson
Lawyer (B.Bus, LLB)Jonathan completed his law degree in June 2015 and was admitted to practice as an Australian Lawyer in February 2016.

Jonathan has a broad range of commercial law experience including;

Retail Leasing;

Real Estate transactions;

Intellectual Property – trade mark, licensing and copyright issues;

Sale of Business and Share Sale Agreements;

Goods and Services/Supply Agreements;

Subcontractor Agreements;

Wills and Estates;


Franchising; and

General commercial law matters. Prior to joining Zervos Lawyers, worked for a national mid-tier firm within the Property and IP teams. Prior to practising law, Jonathan amassed vast commercial experience as a Marketing Director at Sony Music Australia, a policy adviser in the Victorian G

Anna Chaimalas
Executive Assistant

The backbone of the firm, Anna Chaimalas is the Executive Assistant to Principal Nicolas Zervos. She has spent 30 years working with Nicolas and is an integral part of the Zervos Lawyers office.

She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the firm, providing solid support for the team at Zervos Lawyers. Her professionalism and commitment to the firm comes with years of experience. Anna is renowned for her personable approach with clients who immediately feel welcome and comfortable when visiting Zervos Lawyers.

T: +61 3 9865 8900

Diandra Zervos
Personal Assistant [B.Comm]

Diandra Zervos commenced with Zervos Lawyers on a part time basis while completing her university studies. In 2012 she started full time as a Personal Assistant.

She is Personal Assistant to Stefan De Palma.

Diandra's dedication and commitment has seen her become an integral part of the IP and commercial team. Diandra has rapidly developed skills in assisting in the preparation of complex applications for registration of local and international trade marks, and trade mark oppositions. Diandra also assists in the preparation of leases, Wills and liquor licensing applications, and liaising with clients on behalf of Georgia and Stefan.

Diandra's friendly demeanour and strong work ethic have been valuable assets to the Zervos team. Her efficient nature a

Melissa Cockram

Melissa joined Zervos Lawyers in Oct 2016 as Practice Manager. She has had over 25 years’ experience in business management including industries such as:
and Thoroughbred Racing in Victoria.

Her professionalism, compassion and commitment is drawn from spending the last 10 years working in a mid-tiered Commercial Law firm in Melbourne’s CBD. She provided support for the business in finance, human resources, marketing and IT. Melissa manages our firms’ day-to-day business operations including the Human Resources aspects within the firm. With her strong legal management knowledge, she will be providing support to all our staff both in professional development and matter workflow. She is also our key contact for any queries in r

Chelsea Vermeulen

Chelsea Vermeulen has worked in administration within the legal industry for past few years initially in Perth before moving to Melbourne in 2015 where she worked in legal recruitment.  
In July 2016 Chelsea joined Zervos Lawyers as the Receptionist until she was offered the opportunity of another role.
Chelsea is now the Personal Assistant to the Litigation team which currently includes supporting Nicholas Driver. Chelsea provides this team with admin support including managing calendars, taking dictation, collating Briefs to Counsel, drafting legal and Court documents and legal document management.
Chelsea is motivated and passionate about her work and enjoys new challenges.

Some of our Loyal clients include
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