ClarkeKann Bolsters Teams with new hires and promotions

ClarkeKann has strengthened its teams with new senior appointments and internal promotions. The corporate and commercial practice has welcomed new Special Counsel Elouise Monck and Senior Associate Patricia Martins, whilst also promoting team members Alison Rees to Senior Associate and Jake Reid to Associate. Judith Milazzo from the Litigation and Insolvency practice has also been promoted to Associate.

The appointments augment ClarkeKann’s core financial services practice area and expand the firm’s expertise in corporate transactions and property deals. Supporting the property and projects team is new Associate Sam Troutman, who joins ClarkeKann having previously worked in the real estate division of a national mid tier firm.

Chris Kintis, Partner at ClarkeKann, said: “Our new restructured teams strengthen our corporate and commercial focus as we continue to support the evolving needs of our clients. Bringing in additional senior talent ensures our clients have access to the widest skillset of deep legal expertise for every stage of business and for every type of transaction. Maximising client outcomes is what we do best – we’re now even better placed to ensure our clients achieve their long-term commercial goals and growth objectives.”

New Special Counsel Elouise Monck brings extensive Australian and US banking and corporate restructuring expertise to ClarkeKann. A banking and financial services lawyer of 15 years and a member of the New York Bar, Elouise’s career background includes bankruptcy and restructuring advisory at New York practice Allen & Overy. She specialises in corporate finance, real estate and project finance.

Joining our Corporate and Commercial team is new Senior Associate Patricia Martins, who comes to ClarkeKann following a career at Big Four and mid-tier firms. Patricia brings extensive business law knowledge and commercial acumen to ClarkeKann, having spent over seven years advising Australian and multinational clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Patricia specialises in commercial, trusts and tax law.

Newly promoted Senior Associate Alison Rees advises a wide range of ClarkeKann clients, ranging from highnet-worth individuals andSMEs to large listedandnot-for-profit companies, in all aspects of commercial and corporate law matters.

Newly-promoted Associate Judith Milazzo is a strong legal practitioner and litigation specialist, instrumental in ensuring successful outcomes for ClarkeKann clients.

Another newly-promoted Associate Jake Reid is the latest success of ClarkeKann’s graduate program, achieving Associate position in two years under the firm’s ‘fast-track’ scheme that nurtures and develops legal talent. Jake assists ClarkeKann’ s clients in banking and finance, litigation and commercial matters.

Over in the property team, new Associate Sam Troutman specialises in leasing, development, planning and strata law, enhancing the firm’s real estate practice which supports major commercial developers, investors, institutions and private individuals.

Miles Anderson, Partner at ClarkeKann adds: “We are delighted to be expanding our teams and our decision to continue to fully support our staff during these challenging times has paid off. We are especially proud of our internal promotions – it’s great to see success for our staff as we support them on their career progression and development.”

Elouise Monck
Special Counsel

Alison Rees
Senior Associate

Patricia Martins
Senior Associate

Sam Troutman

Jake Reid

Judith Milazzo

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