Michael Tourkakes is a Founding Principal of Judicate Lawyers.
He is a highly regarded and experienced lawyer, working in the areas of:
Commercial and Corporate Law;
Business restructuring and Corporation and Individual Insolvency.
Tax debt Law;
Employment and Workplace Relations; and
Family and Relationships and Collaborative Practice.
In 2006 Michael received a Scholarship from Victoria University to study and complete his Bachelor of Laws. Upon completion of his Bachelor’s Degree, Michael commenced a Master’s of Laws with Monash University in which he completed in 2015. His Masters of Laws had a particular emphasis in commercial alternative dispute resolution.
With a combination of legal knowledge and commercial aptitude, Michael is recognized for providing high quality and sound advice by offering practical guidance through the complex legal system. He is renowned for being dedicated to his clients’ best interests and for meeting clients’ objectives by being open and honest with every client.
Michael has developed longstanding and valued relationships with clients in a broad range of insolvency institutions, public and private companies, franchisors and franchisees, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.
Michael has experience in all facets of the following:
Commercial and Corporate Law:
Bankruptcy and Insolvency (individual and corporate);
commercial contracts (formation and disputes);
Franchises & licenses;
Partnership and joint ventures; and
Advice and representation over State and Federal tax debts;
Advice regarding garnishees, bankruptcy notices, winding up and statutory demands;
Taxation litigation; and
ATO Prosecutions (failure to lodge tax returns);
Alternative dispute resolution;
Intellectual property disputes; and
Employment & Workplace Relations
Employment and service agreements; and
Termination of employment (including wrongful dismissal, redundancy, voluntary departure, constructive dismissal, general protection disputes)
Family and Relationships and Collaborative Practice
Same sex relationship;
Property settlements and maintenance (Child/Spouse); and
Property and Planning
Compulsory land acquisitions;
Leases & Tenancies (Commercial and Residential);
Advice regarding Mortgages
Michael is experienced in conducting matters in all jurisdictions and often appears in the Magistrates Court, County Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court of Australia, Family Court and the Fair Work Commission.
While not in the office, Michael enjoys social catch-ups and appears as mentor and mooting judge for the Honorable Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot Court Competition.
Masters of Laws (Monash University)
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Leo Cussen Centre for Law)
Bachelor of Laws (Victoria University)
Advanced Diploma in Business (Legal Practice) (Victoria University)
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
Member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (Vic).