Matthew is the founder of the firm and leads the corporate and commercial team. He developed his expertise as a commercial lawyer with some of Australia's largest law firms, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and franchising. Matthew is trusted by his clients to deliver astute and practical advice and to ensure that the Rouse Lawyers team deliver on their promise to offer top tier legal advice, promptly, and with the clients interests, and value, in mind.
Matthew Shearing is a technology & business lawyer who joined the Rouse team in 2019. His passion is helping individuals and businesses understand, manage and overcome the challenges of doing business in the digital age.
David oversees our Private Wealth team which focusses on acting for and protecting the interests of private clients.
David has extensive tax and structuring experience combined with an extremely strong litigation background, which provides a unique specialist service to Rouse Lawyers’ private clients.
Peter is a commercially astute and practical lawyer specialising in franchising and leasing. Peter has an outstanding attention to detail and is committed to ensuring that his clients receive a complete and effective service. As Team Leader of Franchising and Leasing, Peter’s depth of experience and knowledge allows him to respond to his client’s commercial imperatives.
Andrew leads our property team, with over 15 years’ experience in a wide range of property and commercial transactions. Andrew acts for a variety of clients including large and small property developers, commercial property owners, shopping centre, commercial office and industrial landlords and tenants. He has a very commercial and practical approach to achieving outcomes for clients which has been gained from years of exposure to a wide range of commercial matters acting for large corporate, medium sized and smaller commercial clients.
Stephanie is an experienced Commercial Litigation Associate who has recently joined the Rouse team. As a member of the Dispute Resolution team, Stephanie brings to Rouse demonstrated experience in several litigation matters.
As an accomplished and detail focused lawyer, Stephanie strives to take the stress out of chaotic legal situations by communicating openly and representing all clients' interests in a fearless and strategic manner to achieve desired outcomes.
Roy joined Rouse in April 2019 and is a lawyer in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial team. Roy advises on a range of legal issues covering business acquisitions and sales, commercial contracts, franchise business, asset protection, licensing, leasing and FIRB compliance.
With his experience in both accounting and taxation law, Domenic's passion is identifying suitable structures for clients to achieve their commercial objectives. The majority of Domenic's work has involved consulting to accountants, lawyers and financial professionals on tax, superannuation and structuring issues affecting their clients.
Extensive experience in business transactions, leasing and franchising, estate planning and commercial litigation make Tegan an accomplished corporate and commercial lawyer and a real asset to the Rouse team. Tegan has a depth of experience in tax and finance with a strong focus on client services.