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​

Over the past few years, Selina has built her career on one simple principle: work smarter. She is the type of person who looks for problems and finds a way to solve it. Selina has drafted and negotiated various contracts including but not limited to residential, off the plan, commercial and lease agreements. In her spare time, she loves hiking, painting and is obsessed with Matcha flavoured desserts.

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.

Martine Kaplan

Solicitor

South African born and raised, Martine has a solid foundation in Property Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates and Contracts. Her specialties are mainly in the Conveyancing realm but she is actively involved in all areas of our practice. Martine’s undergraduate degree in Psychology is the perfect pair for her legal flair. She is empathetic, compassionate and mindful of her clients’ needs.  Similarly to the Lazarus Legal team, Martine prides herself in being a member of a legal family. She is a fourth generation South African Lawyer and now a second generation Australian lawyer.

Basically, she’s a great fit for our team because she has a dynamic work ethic, a strong sense of loyalty and strives to provide her clients with high quality personal and professional service. 

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.

Alexis Aaron

Legal clerk

Lexi is the newest member of the Lazarus Legal team. Lexi is currently completing her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice through the College of Law. Lexi completed a combined bachelor’s degree in Law and Communications at UTS and brings those skills to Lazarus Legal as she assists with both the Legal and Marketing aspects of the firm. Lexi has a keen interest in start-ups, litigation and human rights Law and is looking forward to developing in those areas alongside our team of solicitors. On her days off you can catch her at a spin class or on a coastal walk with her dog, although she spends most of her spare time studying and preparing to be admitted as a Solicitor at the Supreme Court in October this year. 

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.

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. 

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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.

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Martine Kaplan

Solicitor

martine@lazaruslegal.com.au 

Meet Martine, our newest recruit. She is a hard working, friendly, animal loving Lawyer. Like all great legal professionals, she is passionate about her job, assertive and exercises good judgment. Martine’s undergraduate degree in Psychology is the perfect pair for her legal flair. She is empathetic, compassionate and mindful of her clients’ needs.

She loves to dazzle and express some creativity by thinking outside of the box and shining a light on fresh and exciting ideas. Like a true Leo, being bold is written in the stars!

Similarly to the Lazarus Legal team, Martine prides herself in being a member of a legal family. She is a fourth generation South African Lawyer and now a second generation Australian lawyer.

Basically, she’s a great fit for our team because she has a dynamic work ethic, a strong sense of loyalty and strives to provide her clients with high quality personal and professional service.

Martine advocates the services of our boutique law firm because she knows that in the same way when you shop at a smaller, more exclusive store, the services will be tailor fit just for for you!

She is committed to adding value to our team and has a well rounded legal knowledge.

South African born and raised, Martine has a solid foundation in Property Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates and Contracts. Her specialties are mainly in the Conveyancing realm but she is actively involved in all areas of our practice.

When Martine isn’t at the office, she will either be watching the latest Netflix shows, reading a book, trying to find Sydney’s best pizza, out on a walk along the beachfront or at the gym

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