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    Charly Tannous LLB, B.EC (Syd Uni)

    Principal Solicitor

    Practice Areas: Litigation
    Insolvency & Reconstruction
    Equity Disputes
    Family Law
    Property Law
    Criminal Law
    Immigration Law

    Charly established Sage Solicitors in 2002 as a boutique inner-west law firm predominantly handling complex and urgent Supreme Court litigation. Charly has 20 years litigation experience, which has involved commercial disputes, property disputes and Corporations Act claims.

    Charly advises insolvency practitioners as well as private corporations and directors on all types of Corporations Act issues, including proper asset protection, voidable transactions and matters involving the rights, obligations and powers of external administrators.

    Charly’s experience as a criminal lawyer as well as his extensive insolvency experience has made him a formidable family law lawyer who has acted in complex and high profile family law matters.

    Andrew Rollins  LLB.(Tas) LLM.(UNSW)(Commercial Law)

    Senior Solicitor

    Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation
    Debt recovery
    Commercial Equity Disputes
    Property Law (Litigation)

    Andrew has almost 25 years of experience in commercial dispute resolution in NSW, the ACT and Tasmania. Throughout his career, Andrew has worked principally as a litigation solicitor preparing large commercial cases for trial in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court and other higher courts.

    In his time at Sage Andrew has developed an expertise in insolvency work and undertakes this work primarily for Sydney based firms of Liquidators and Trustees in Bankruptcy.

    His insolvency work includes the following:

    • Conducting historical investigations of companies that are in Liquidation or bankrupt individuals to determine whether action should be taken to avoid prior transactions in the interests of creditors;
    • Conducting examinations of directors under the Corporations Act 2001 in the Supreme Court of NSW;
    • Advising clients as to rights and obligations as Liquidator, Receiver and/or Trustee in Bankruptcy;
    • Conducting proceedings under the avoidance provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 and the Bankruptcy Act 1966;
    • Conducting other commercial litigation arising out of Liquidations or Bankruptcies.

    Andrew also conducts commercial litigation matters in areas such as partnerships, commercial tenancy disputes, building disputes and debt recovery.

    Andrew has a strong sense of justice and believes that solicitors play a critical role in commercial litigation and that the key to success is preparation.

    Luisa-Maria Maroun - Solicitor

    Luisa has 10 years’ experience in family law, and wills and estates. She has a warm, knowledgeable approach, working with clients to achieve the best possible outcomes in matters which are often of a sensitive and emotionally-charged nature.

    Highly experienced in family law, Luisa assists clients with advice and representation in a range of areas including divorce, property settlement and parenting matters. She has been extensively involved in mediation and family dispute conferences, as well as engaging with Counsel in representing clients with complex legal issues.

    Luisa also has substantial expertise in estate planning; advising on and drafting all forms of estate planning documents including Wills (including testamentary trusts), Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardianships, Living Wills and Binding Death Benefit Nominations.

    Experienced in contested estates, Luisa is proactive, working with clients to reduce the risk of a claim being made, as well as assisting clients who have been left out of a Will or insufficiently provided for. Luisa is also highly skilled in estate administration work including Probate matters and Letters of Administration.

    Luisa has strong advocacy skills and was previously registered with the NSW Legal Aid panel. Before she joined Sage Solicitors, Luisa worked in several well-respected Sydney-CBD and Western Sydney-based firms.

    David Foletta – Senior Solicitor (Building and Construction)

    David is currently employed as a Senior Solicitor, working primarily in the area of Building and Construction Law. David provides legal advice to strata managers, owners corporations, developers, architects, builders, home owners, building consultants and subcontractors in relation to construction contract drafting, administration, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and litigation. David is highly experienced with Australian Standards; MBA; HIA; ABIC, NSW Office of Fair Trading and NSW Government Contract (e.g. GC21) contracts and also reviews and advises clients in relation to custom drafted contracts, providing clients with "Special Conditions" to modify standard contracts for all types of standard form contracts including design and construct, construct only and construction management/ project management contracts. David worked in the construction industry prior to becoming a lawyer and brings that practical knowledge and experience to his legal practice.

    Benjamin Tran – Solicitor (Property and Conveyancing)

    Benjamin is currently employed as a Solicitor, working primarily in the area of property law and conveyancing. Benjamin is highly experiencing in advising and acting for vendors and purchasers in the buying and selling of property and businesses and for landlords and tenants in commercial and residential leasing. Benjamin also advises and acts in various property law related disputes, with both mediated and litigated outcomes. Prior to joining Sage, Benjamin was appointed as Associate to the Honourable Justice Boland and, later, Tipstaff and Research Assistant to the Honourable Acting Justice Kite.

    Tania Russo – Solicitor (Family Law)

    Tania is currently employed as a Solicitor, working primarily in the area of family law. Prior to joining Sage, Tania acquired extensive professional experience, spanning Australia and the United States, in various legal and managerial roles. Tania is experienced in advising and acting in family law matters involving complex property settlements requiring a sound understanding of business, share market and tax implications (personal and CGT, private tax rulings). Tania also has wide experience in business and commercial law, insurance claims, lease and commercial disputes and corporations, consumer and contract law advices. Tania demonstrates a genuine commitment and empathy to clients whilst ensuring advice is objective and her professional conduct is at the highest standard.

    Jamie Dimeo – Senior Paralegal

    Jamie is currently employed as a Senior Paralegal, working on numerous and complex matters across the areas of personal and corporate insolvency, commercial litigation, criminal law, family law, construction law, conveyancing and leasing and wills and estates. Jamie has completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and is presently awaiting admission as a solicitor. Through his studies, Jamie achieved the Fragar Prize for Best Performing Student in Environmental Planning and Development Law (2018), Norton Rose Fulbright Prize for Best Performing Student in Insolvency or Corporate Insolvency (2019) and was listed on the Dean’s Merit List for Academic Excellence.

    Samantha Jabbour – Paralegal

    Samantha is currently employed as a Paralegal, working primarily in the area of family law. Samantha is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Communications at Macquarie University.