We are a young, hardworking and a cutting-edge legal team.

We are a team of professionals that love and take pride in the work that we do.

We focus on results, client relationships and excellent legal services. As a small team we are efficient, agile and adaptive. The legal professionals throughout our firm work together to form a collaborative team approach meant to ensure that our clients’ needs are met in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Matthew Karakoulakis

Founder and Principal Lawyer

Before starting AMK Law, Matthew worked in major firms and organisations including Clayton Utz, HWL Ebsworth, and ASIC...

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As a result, he is very well-equipped to deal with matters of any size and complexity, and working with a broad range of clients, from small and medium enterprises through to large Australian corporations, including Indigenous organisations and Government bodies.

Thanh Tran


Prior to commencing with AMK Law, Thanh has been part of the legal industry for more than three years practising in the...

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... areas of Commercial and Property. Thanh brings commercial awareness, industry knowledge and business acumen in his approach to assist AMK Law in delivering client-centred legal services.

As part of AMK Law’s endeavor to promote culture and diversity, Thanh is also fluent in Vietnamese and was part of the 2014 Dual Identity Leadership Program.

Suély Cadena

Administrative Assistant

Suély was born and raised in Brazil. Suély has worked in various industries including financial banks, insurance and sales...

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She has been a representative of Toyota and Holden. Suély pursued a Bachelor of Marketing degree in Brazil and she has completed a Certificate IV and Diploma of Business in Australia.

She has come on board to assist the office in administration and business development. Her main role includes developing and implementing internal processes.

She also manages the website and social media marketing and she brings to the team a collaborative atmosphere, creating new ideas with focus on a culture of innovation.

Mervyn Fernando

Marketing Adviser

Merv completed a Bachelor of Business with Latrobe University and have since studied a master’s in marketing...

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He is a vital member of our team and bringing with him all of the skills and strategic thinking in his role as our marketing adviser.

Merv is the Founder and Director of Claystone Marketing and he is passionate about helping small business and contributing to Indigenous economic and social outcomes.

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