David oversees our Tax and Litigation and Dispute Resolution teams which focuses 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.
Mahoney Smith is the head of our property team and has more than 15 years of experience in real estate law.
Mahoney works across a variety of sectors assisting clients with acquisitions and disposals, property developments, leasing and management agreements.
A full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and undergoing continuous education including a Masters in Applied Law (Wills and Estate Planning) equip Tammy to focus on practical and effective outcomes for her clients. She has experience with varying levels of complexity, from simple to complex business structures, intricate family dynamics, special needs circumstances and structuring focused on tax effectiveness, asset protection down to simple solutions often overlooked.
Peter works in franchising, distribution and mergers, and acquisitions. His clients range from SMEs to global corporations with an Australian presence.
Developing a deep knowledge of his client’s business is paramount to Peter to ensure he provides quality and timely advice to his client’s.
Ray advises private and public investors, property trusts and developers on almost every facet of property sales, acquisitions, and development.
He is skilful at negotiating and finalising commercial property transactions, including leases and management agreements. Ray also advises on more general property law matters such as easements, powers of attorney and caveats for his clients.
Stephanie brings to Rouse demonstrated experience in several litigation and insolvency 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.
Charlotte has practiced intellectual property and commercial law for more than 10 years, excelling in working across legal jurisdictions. She is admitted in Denmark but not in Australia.
Charlotte takes the time to listen to her clients and never assumes she knows their situation. She likes working with and for them to find the best possible solution to their problems.
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.
Lisa is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. She is a highly approachable lawyer who is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for her clients. Lisa has a strong background in commercial litigation and is passionate about protecting her clients’ interests.