Our Team

We believe that the best outcomes are achieved when a team works together. It's this proven collaborative approach that ensures that our combined efforts achieve the desired results for you. We operate on the ethos that it’s not about us, it’s about you. Working in your best interests and catering to your specific needs requires a personal commitment from us to really get to know you and your business.

We’re different. And that’s what makes all the difference.

Integrity, relationships and commercial outcomes are the cornerstone of the practice, and with decades of experience specialising in hospitality, commercial and property law, disputes and litigation, gaming and liquor licensing and Intellectual Property, we know what it takes to see our clients prosper in today’s heavily regulated industry. We make it our business to understand your business, which is an approach that has seen us maintain strong, ongoing relationships with our clients. Our advice and innovative solutions are tailored to your needs to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Meet the
Zervos team

Nicolas Zervos

With over 40 years experience in the industry, Nicolas specialises in all areas of commercial and hospitality law. He oversees the practice, guiding a team renowned for their client service and expertise. Nicolas is highly respected and has been actively involved in the Hospitality industry for many years. He has been a former Melbourne City Councillor and Assistant Commissioner to the Liquor Licensing Commission and director of the Hellenic Museum. Nicolas' success is underpinned by an innate understanding and appreciation of clients’ needs and desired outcomes through establishing and maintaining strong client relationships.

Stefan De Palma

Stefan leads the Commercial & Corporate Team at Zervos Lawyers. Stefan is an respected commercial lawyer with many years of experience in dispute resolution. Skilled in complex commercial and financial matters, Stefan's approach is to clearly understand the needs of clients in order to deliver practical solutions and successful results. Stefan has the ability to explain complex matters in plain language. He is commercially focused, strategic and a problem solver, able to maximise opportunities while considering the impact to clients’ commercial interests.

Anthony Ghabrial

Senior Associate
Anthony leads the Litigating and Dispute resolutions division of Zervos Lawyers. Anthony has experience across multiple jurisdictions including VCAT, Magistrates, County, Supreme, Federal Circuit and Family, Federal and High Courts. Anthony acts for and advises clients in property disputes, retail and commercial lease disputes, commercial disputes, estate disputes and family law matters. Anthony is skilled in complex commercial litigation with an ability to provide clients with strategic advice and guidance, while always considering their best interests.

Madeleine Lee

Joining Zervos Lawyers in 2010, Madeleine has developed extensive experience in all aspects of commercial law with a particular emphasis on the hospitality industry with a focus on liquor licensing, gaming, property law and litigation. Madeleine is the go-to lawyer for sales and purchases of licensed businesses and negotiation of commercial and retail leasing. Madeleine's strong relationships with clients and third parties is an essential element for client success. Madeleine is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Liquor, Gaming & Hospitality Law Committee.

Olimpia St George

Olimpia has over 15 years experience as a Paralegal and Barristers’ Clerk. At Zervos Lawyers, Olimpia utilises her wealth of knowledge within the Litigation and Disputes Team, focusing on a range of areas including, commercial litigation, retail lease disputes, contract disputes, debt collection and recovery, family law, personal injury, bankruptcy and insolvency, and works closely with members of Counsel. Olimpia prides herself on her great communication skills and ability to understand and manage her clients’ expectations, whilst acting with empathy to obtain favourable results.

Jo McCutcheon

Legal Executive
Jo is the conveyancing and property expert at Zervos Lawyers. She specialises in all conveyancing transactions, including complex purchase and sale of properties, caveats, mortgages and subdivisions/consolidations. Jo also manages estate matters such as Grant of Probate and Grant of Letters of Administration. Jo's extensive experience within her field provides clients with clarity surrounding their transactions and ensures a smooth and streamlined approach to settlements. Committed to providing desired outcomes, Jo is client focused by ensuring clear communication and understanding.

Anna Chaimalas

Executive Assistant to Nicolas Zervos

Dimitria Kastanis

Paralegal to Anthony Ghabrial and Olimpia St George

Bianca Milyaev

Admin Assistant & Reception

Monique Lourdes

Accounts Administrator

Diandra Zervos

Executive Assistant to Stefan De Palma

Emily Gheorghisor

Personal Assistant

Carly Newton

Office Administrator

Silvia McIntosh

Legal Assistant to Anthony Ghabrial and Olimpia St George