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Boring Bits

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We pride ourselves on a unique approach to law. We believe that the legal world doesn’t have to be so stuffy. We also believe that connecting with our clients, being trustworthy and a pleasure to work with is just as important as having a solid knowledge of the law.

Most lawyers can talk the talk but, as you’ll see, we can certainly walk the walk as well.

Ersel Akpinar

Lawyer, Co-Founder
I began working in the legal profession in 2000 and have accumulated many professional qualifications, including:
  • NSW Legal Practice Management Program, FMRC
  • Admitted as a Lawyer, High Court of Australia
  • Admitted as a Lawyer, Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law, New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New England
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Western Sydney University

I’ve worked in diverse industries from hospitality and retail to insurance and telecommunications. I have hands-on and practical working experience across Corporate, Commercial and Property Law and Criminal Litigation to name a few, with clients ranging greatly in size and complexity.

I could continue with my résumé but where I’ve worked isn’t as important as what I’ve learnt along the way and how I apply it all to Lawthentic.

My goal is to act as a member of my client’s team, enabling them to take advantage of my experience in business to set up, grow or reconfigure the way they work. I help my clients put strong systems in place that foster growth, prevent future issues and allow us to tailor our legal services to their unique needs.

I also have extensive media training and experience including television, radio and print. I’ve appeared on Sunrise, provided quotes for The Sydney Morning Herald and prepared countless media releases.

When I’m not helping my clients navigate the law, I apply the same discipline and dedication to my other passions: martial arts, health and fitness, and great food and wine. So, if I’m not at the office, you can usually find me teaching Jujitsu, working out at the gym or on a foodie adventure across Sydney.

Katie Akpinar

Lawyer, Co-Founder
I began working in law in 2013 and have amassed a number of professional qualifications, including:
  • Admitted as a Lawyer, Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law, New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New England
  • Course in Property Practice, Real Estate Institute of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Western Sydney University
Professionally, my background is a perfect blend of both my creative and critical thinking sides. I’ve held roles in the hospitality and fashion industries while completing my first degree in Business. I also worked extensively in advertising and media as well as real estate.

I’m inspired by people who love what they do. There is an irresistible energy about working with individuals who have a genuine passion for achieving their business goals.

Throughout all of my past roles, I’ve enjoyed being a problem solver for my clients and customers. These varied positions have strengthened my ability to think critically, work collaboratively and champion innovative ideas and processes. It’s also given me experience creating solutions that are both practical and commercial.

I have varied experience in law. The one common thread has been my dedication to my clients and my ability to connect with their business needs through a thorough understanding of multiple industries. Blending wide-ranging experience, particularly in creative fields, with practical legal advice and business logic is what Lawthentic is all about.

When I’m not working with my clients, you’ll find me baking up a storm or working out in the boxing gym. My love of boxing provides the perfect analogy for the way I work – rolling with the punches and forever standing in my clients' corner, willing them to succeed.

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