Meet Matthew Karakoulakis, the face of AMK Law
With over 15 years of experience in the legal industry, Matthew is a skilled lawyer and a passionate advocate for his clients. He holds an LLB Law Degree with Honours and a BComm Commerce Degree with an Accounting major from Flinders University South Australia. Further qualifications include being a Yungorrendi Alumni from Flinders University South Australia, an Accredited Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS), and a graduate of the MURRA Aboriginal Business Masterclass from The University of Melbourne Business School. These qualifications underpin his practical approach to law and his ability to find solutions for complex legal matters.
Prior to commencing AMK Law, Matthew gained top tier law firm experience as well as Government experience after commencing his career at ASIC the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Matthew has advised a broad range of clients, including small and medium enterprises, large corporations, Indigenous organisations, and government bodies.
Matthew is highly skilled in the areas of Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law and Litigation. He is dedicated to finding the most effective solutions for his clients, and is a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation, when they are in the best interest of his clients. Matthew understands that each client’s needs are unique, and he works closely with them to tailor his approach to their specific circumstances. With his strong commitment to providing exceptional legal services and personalised attention, Matthew has established AMK Law as a respected and reputable firm within the industry.
Matthew is an active member of the legal community and holds leadership positions in various professional organisations. He is a committee member of Tarwirri, the Indigenous Law Students and Lawyers Association, and actively supports organisations such as Reconciliation SA, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce, and the New South Wales Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (NSWICC). As a member of the Australian Legal Technology Association (ALTA), Matthew is at the forefront of innovation and technology within the legal profession.
As the founder of AMK Law, a boutique commercial law practice
AMK Law has garnered recognition as a respected and reputable firm under Matthew’s leadership. Matthew, as the founder of AMK Law, has made a significant impact on the legal industry and civil society in Australia. Matthew is consistently engaged with small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking for high-level legal advice and services. He values cultural differences and ethnicities and stays connected both personally and professionally to his Aboriginal and Greek heritage and his commitment to supporting and promoting diversity is one of his most notable accomplishment.
As a leading voice in the legal community, Matthew is passionate about fostering cultural diversity and inclusion. He engages in various speaking engagements, podcasts, and publications. He has participated in platforms such as NITV Radio’s “Tell Me Law” series, the Doing Law Differently podcast, Deadly Discussions, ABC Radio, and SBS. Additionally, Matthew’s work has been featured in publications by the Law Institute of Victoria, Lawyers Weekly, and the Law Council of Australia.
Matthew’s impressive work has been recognised by several awards, including:
- Winner 2018 & 2019 SME Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Australia
- Winner 2019 Best Commercial Litigation Firm – Melbourne
- Finalist 2018 Optus My Business Awards, Indigenous Business Leader of the Year
- Finalist 2018 to 2020 Lawyers Weekly, Sole Practitioner of the Year
- Finalist 2019 to 2023 The Australian Small Business Champion Awards – Legal Services
- Finalist 2019 My Business Awards, Indigenous Business Leader of the Year
- Top 100 Coolest Companies in Australia 2018 by Anthill Magazine
- Finalist 2020 My Business Awards, Indigenous Business of the Year
- Finalist 2020 & 2023 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year – Wellness Advocate
- Winner 2020 Most Innovative Firms Australasian Lawyer
- Winner 2020 The Australian Small Business Champion Awards – Legal Services
- Finalist 2021 Kinaway Collaboration Awards
- Finalist 2022 Telstra Business Awards
- Shortlisted 2022 Business Excellence Awards Kinaway
- Finalist 2022 & 2023 Lawyers Weekly – Indigenous Leader of the Year
- Finalist 2023 Lawyers Weekly – Mentor of the Year
- Winner 2023 Most Influencial Lawyer – Australasian Lawyer
What does that mean for you and your business?
It means that by choosing AMK Law, you are selecting a trusted legal partner who delivers results and works closely with you to achieve positive outcomes. You can be confident that Matthew will provide you with cost-effective and hight quality legal services, and he will work collaboratively with you to find the best solutions for your legal needs. Matthew’s dedication to resolving disputes through mediation means that you can expect a more amicable and less confrontational approach to conflict resolution, which can help maintain positive relationships with other parties involved.
Furthermore, by working with AMK Law, you will have access to a thought leader in the legal community who is dedicated to mentorship, community engagement and advancing the field by promoting collaboration and innovation. Overall, working with AMK Law your business will receive exceptional legal services from a skilled, experienced, and socially responsible team. Contact us today to explore how we can help navigate your legal landscape with confidence and clarity.
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