Meet the team

Who are we?

Lazarus Legal Experts

We’re a diverse group of individuals made up of legal experts and commercial advisors with varied backgrounds and stories to tell. We strive on providing one-to-one service so that you feel like we’re working with you, and not for you.
We’re here to create lasting relationships and we’ll get as involved as you want us to be. Whether it’s a quick chat to pick our legal brains to figure out your next big step, or whether you want us to be part of your entourage and be immersed in what drives you, we’ll be here for you. It’s your choice when it comes to the level of service you need, and you can trust our legal experts to deliver it.

Barry Lazarus

CEO/NOTARY PUBLIC

We’d be lying if we told you that this bloke isn’t the big honcho of our team, but his name is a dead give-away. The founder of Lazarus Legal, Barry is an old school, tough as nails lawyer. They don’t forge litigators like this anymore. 

With decades of experience in both Australia and South Africa, his wisdom is as renowned as his name. Back in the days when Schwarzenegger and Van Damme were kicking ass on VHS, Barry was kicking ass in the courtroom. And after all these years, he still has a reputation for refusing to back down.

Mark Lazarus

DIRECTOR

The visionary behind the business and the fresh blood of the Lazarus Legal team, Mark (or Laz as he is often known) owes much of his success to his past experiences. And he’s made it his personal goal to bring that wisdom and formula to the firm.

He’s a bit of a jet setter, splitting his time between Australia and the UK, maximising every hour of his professional life. He thrives on this adrenalin. It allowed him to work in private practice in Sydney, act for a host of famous celebrities in London, do a two-year stint as a NSW barrister (and not the pretentious coffee type in the Melbourne laneways) and more recently did a gig as the Legal Director, covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa for one of the world’s coolest fast-moving consumer good brands! 

Selina Mao​

SOLICITOR​
Nathan is currently in his fourth year at UNSW studying Commerce/Law and brings a passion for both the commercial and legal side of things to the team. He brings an analytical and logical mind to legal problems, as well as a keen eye and attention to detail. Nathan recently spent a year of work experience at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions during which time he developed an interest in litigation which he is keen to develop at the firm. Nathan loves watching and playing sport and will always be keen to start a meeting off by chatting about the game on the weekend and brings the principles of teamwork and hard work from team sport to the team here at Lazarus Legal.

Enzo Cellerier

SOLICITOR

Enzo is one of our Lawyers and specialist in commercial and corporate law. From business structures to corporate transactions, Enzo enjoys helping start-ups, medium and publicly listed companies with an “outside the box” legal thinking. Enzo always aims to deliver not only legal solutions but also commercial solutions to his clients. Enzo is also our guru when it comes to Trust.

Whether it’s a 120 years old Unit Trust or a brand new Family Trust, Enzo is capable of providing sound legal advice and assistance. By applying this thinking, Enzo is also capable of drafting advanced wills, including testamentary trusts. For Enzo, corporate structures and Trusts are like puzzles that can be solved in many different ways. 

By applying legal and commercial thinking, Enzo always focuses on helping his clients to reach the targeted deal. When Enzo is not reviewing corporate structures or amending trusts, you can find him surfing, travelling around New South Wales and exploring National Parks.

Nathan Shapiro

Legal clerk

Nathan is currently in his fourth year at UNSW studying Commerce/Law and brings a passion for both the commercial and legal side of things to the team. He brings an analytical and logical mind to legal problems, as well as a keen eye and attention to detail. Nathan recently spent a year of work experience at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions during which time he developed an interest in litigation which he is keen to develop at the firm. Nathan loves watching and playing sport and will always be keen to start a meeting off by chatting about the game on the weekend and brings the principles of teamwork and hard work from team sport to the team here at Lazarus Legal.

Talia Shulkin​

LEGAL SECRETARY ​
Talia currently studies a Bachelor of Law and Commerce at UTS and is highly motivated to become a great lawyer one day. She is eager to develop her skills in areas of litigation and commercial law and works hard at achieving her career goals. Talia has a creative flair for all things innovation, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and media. Alongside work and study, she loves spending her time running, dancing, tutoring, and cooking.

Hanna Tran

Acccountant
When it comes to crunching numbers and having a creative flair for accounting matters, we can get a bit reliant on our internal advisor, Hanna. Since graduating from her Bachelors of Accounting in 2009 from the Holmes Institute, Hanna has garnered substantial experience in accounting firms and in-house bookkeeping. Although at first glance she appears to be demure and reserved, you’ll be surprised at how resilient Hanna is and how much of a fighter’s attitude she has. In her pursuit of success she lives and breathes by the following motto:

Speak with one of our legal team to find out how we can take your company onwards and upwards.

At Lazarus Legal, our legal advisors make use of their extensive experience to provide our clients with professional and accurate advice. If you require a friend in law, call our crew on 02 8644 6000.

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Barry Lazarus

CEO & Notary Public

barry@lazaruslegal.com.au 

We’d be lying if we told you that this bloke isn’t the big honcho of our team, but his name is a dead give-away. The founder of Lazarus Legal, Barry is an old school, tough as nails lawyer. They don’t forge litigators like this anymore.

With decades of experience in both Australia and South Africa, his wisdom is as renowned as his name. Back in the days when Schwarzenegger and Van Damme were kicking ass on VHS, Barry was kicking ass in the courtroom. And after all these years, he still has a reputation for refusing to back down.Barry is definitely the badass you’d want in a fight – in court or otherwise. But really, he’s a big softie. Just don’t let him know you know that (although he probably won’t read this anyway – navigating the Internet is not his strong point).

Aside from putting other lawyers in their place, taking long walks on the beach and spending time with his family, Barry enjoys seeing others succeed. Not only is Barry a staunch and unmoving litigator, he has sharp business and commercial acumen having started up ventures from scratch and growing them into full-blown franchises – from real estate to creating ice cream, to making pasta. With his experience on both sides of the commercial and legal equation, you want this guy to be on your side, whether you’re the next Zuckerberg realising your genius, or the next Zuckerberg taking on your opponents in court.

When Barry is not busy lawyering about, he is a part-time lawn bowler and a wannabe comedian, but never took both as a day job, because let’s face it, he’s a lot better at his day job.

If someone ever threatens you to lawyer up…relax, call Barry and he’ll handle the rest. 

Rise above...

Mark Lazarus Director

Mark Lazarus

Director

mark@lazaruslegal.com.au 

The visionary behind the business and the fresh blood of the Lazarus Legal team, Mark (or Laz as he is often known) owes much of his success to his past stories and experiences. And he’s made it his personal goal to bring that wisdom and formula to the firm.

He’s a bit of jet setter, splitting his time between Australia and the UK, maximising every hour of his professional life. He thrives on this adrenalin. It allowed him to work in private practice in Sydney, act for a host of famous celebrities in London, do a two year stint as a NSW barrister (and not the pretentious coffee type in the Melbourne laneways) and more recently did a gig as the Legal Director covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa for one of the world’s coolest fast-moving consumer good brands!  

As an Aussie and UK lawyer and former barrister, Mark not only has the gift of the gab but he’ll walk the walk to prove it too. He likes to think he’s a bit like Harvey Specter or Michael Corleone, the main difference is you can actually retain him as your lawyer and consigliere. He’ll tell you how it really is and will take on any challenge head on. Although litigation and court advocacy comes naturally to him, commercial and IP is what gets his blood pumping! 

When Mark is not out there doing his thing, you will probably catch him chilling at home with his family, on the sidelines of the soccer (football) pitch cheering on his two boys, crawling through mud obstacles, or training hard at the gym. Passion and commitment is what drives Mark to succeed, along with his burning desire to disrupt the legal profession by finding new ways to change the game.

He has sights on the future. So if you’re breaking new ground, ahead of the times, and on the verge of something big, but you need someone who’s got your back and who can give you straight up advice, this is the guy you will want on speed dial.

Rise above...