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.

Matthew 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.

Matthew 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



James Graham

Litigation Consultant

James provides cost effective and practical legal advice and solutions. A thoughtful problem solver, James knows that litigation is a taxing process. He gives guidance and support to his clients by laying out all the options, and then implementing the strategy to achieve best outcomes.

From early in his career, James was committed to managing disputes and mitigating risk in litigation and insolvency. He works with businesses and individuals on a wide variety of contested matters. He delivers solutions to complex issues, including:

• advice and negotiation of tax arrangements

• debt claims, bankruptcy and liquidation

• contract disputes

• dispute resolution

• court proceedings

• business structuring and asset planning

• loan and finance dealings

• shareholder issues

James has practised in disputes and insolvency since he was admitted in 2005, and been a principal lawyer since 2017. He has a Masters degree in Commercial Law from Monash University, and degrees in Law and Arts from Melbourne University.

If you wish to contact James, feel free to call him on (03) 9020 7344 or by email at james@averylaw.com.au

Evelyn Kojc

Business Development and Marketing Manager

With a strategic and creative mind, Evelyn has a passion for developing growth strategies and identifying business strength and client needs.

Evelyn uses her breadth of experience in various industries, including over 15 years in the legal industry, to provide successful solutions to build organisational success.

Evelyn’s ability to identify strategies to further initiatives, customer needs and strengthen market presence is a key role in our business. An innovative thinker, Evelyn analyses market trends to implement new approaches and efficient ways of growing the business.

As a strong relationship builder, with excellent client service skills, Evelyn provides exceptional service to the firm and clients alike.

If you wish to contact Evelyn, feel free to call her on 0410 482 224 or by email at evelyn@averylaw.com.au