Our Team


Matthew Baker-Johnson


Matthew is an experienced commercial and corporate lawyer who advises on a broad range of business, property and private client matters.

He is the preferred lawyer for some of Melbourne’s leading business brokers, and regularly acts for business owners, landlords, accountants, Owners Corporations, high net worth individuals, executors and administrators, and real estate agents on their business and personal matters.

He has advised on a range of transactions in the hospitality and tourism sector (including the sale and purchase of cafes, restaurants, pubs, hotels, motels and leisure facilities), professional service firms (including real estate agencies, telecommunication businesses, bookkeeping firms) and on numerous deals in connection with industrial businesses (wholesale, import, B2B and manufacturing businesses).

He has advised extensively on property transactions including the sale and purchase of residential, commercial and industrial property, commercial leasing matters, and various building contracts and project management agreements. His advice work includes acting for clients on a range of dispute matters in relation to board deadlocks, shareholder disputes, commercial disputes, debt recovery, and estates litigation.

He is valued by his clients for his ‘no-nonsense’ approach to legal issues, his excellent project management skills, and his commitment to delivering sound legal outcomes. He is a regular commentator on commercial legal issues, and enjoys working closely with clients and their advisers to ensure matters proceed smoothly.

If you wish to contact Matthew to discuss your legal matter, please call on (03) 9020 7344 or email on mbj@averylaw.com.au


Susie Manias

Susie has over 30 years experience working as a senior law clerk in Melbourne legal firms.

As an experienced clerk, she has acted on a range of commercial, conveyancing, probate, franchising, debt recovery and litigation matters. Today, however, she focusses mainly on sale of business transactions, probate and conveyancing matters.

Susie takes enormous pride in her work, treats her clients like family, and always strives to provide exceptional service. For this reason, she is highly regarded by her clients and referrers alike.

If you wish to contact Susie, feel free to contact her on (03) 9020 7344 or by email on susie@averylaw.com.au