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ELEVATE LEGAL

Elevate Legal is a boutique law firm providing commercial legal solutions for growing companies.

We believe Aussie Tech companies can conquer the world.

We help Founders achieve their dreams; to start up, scale up and be ready for external investment, a trade sale or an IPO, without the pain or fuss of traditional law firms.

Our lawyers have 35 years’ real-world experience in start ups and scale ups – in commercialising technology and structuring, drafting and negotiating contracts with global partners and customers, as well as capital raising, trade sales and IPOs.

We focus on what we do best – technology and intellectual property, a whole range of commercial contracts, capital raising, M&A and corporate law.  When it’s needed, we help our clients get advice from other specialists, with focus, control and efficiency.

Our Alliance service covers all your business as usual legal requirements for a monthly subscription fee, with fixed prices for other projects.

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“Andrew and his colleagues at Elevate are top notch lawyers who are the perfect match for new economy businesses such as ours. We’ll never go back to the big firms that charge like wounded bulls and deliver work that’s half the quality of Elevate’s. Plus, at Elevate, we’re treated like we really matter. What a change, and what a pleasure.”

Jack Goodman, Founder at Studiosity

“Elevate Legal began providing company secretarial support to us in 2017.  Andrew, and more recently Roxie, have provided with us extraordinary support. As a not-for-profit with registered businesses in Australia, the US, India and Nepal we have to keep on top of a wide range of legal and regulatory issues and Elevate Legal have been integral to that. They also assisted us with the merger between Pollinate and Empower Generation. Mergers are relatively uncommon in the not-for-profit space and having such competent and responsive governance assistance played a very important part in making the process so successful. We are truly grateful for the support that Andrew and Roxie provide and I highly recommend the services of Elevate Legal.”

Dr Scott Watkins, Chair at Pollinate Group

“As one of Australia’s leading commercialisation firms, we need quality legal advice. We have listed 3 start-ups on the ASX in the last 3 years. In our most recent IPO, Elevate Legal assisted us to prepare all of our IPO compliance documentation and to become ASX ready. It was a phenomenal service, which I will definitely be using again. I highly recommend the Elevate Legal team.”

Stuart Douglas, Executive Director at Innovyz (& on behalf of Amaero International Ltd ASX:3DA)

“Elevate Legal is a trusted partner of CSIRO’s ON Program and they have helped several of our teams to successfully navigate the process of starting new companies”

David Burt, Executive Manager of Innovation at the CSIRO

“Elevate Legal has consistently delivered timely, intelligent and considered direction and legal support that has been integral to our transformation. I could not recommend Andrew and his team more highly.”

Garreth Chandler, CEO at The Evolved Group

“Andrew and Elevate’s experience was perfectly aligned with our needs. The collaborative and consultative approach was both refreshing and considerably more efficient.”

Prof Erich Kisi, CSO and Chair at MGA Thermal

“Andrew and the team at Elevate Legal have been a tremendous partner as our business has grown and the volume and complexity of our legal needs has evolved.”

Scott Robinson, Managing Director at Phillip Riley

“We’re really happy to have Andrew and Elevate Legal on our team as we embark on a really exciting period of growth.”

Scott Bocskay, Chief Executive and Managing Director at SAF Investment Management

“Andrew and the team have been a great help over the past 18 months supporting our setup and particularly helping to get good outcomes with our very large clients”

Mick Moore, Managing Director at Scalene Group

“Andrew and his team have been great partners to Livewire during a transformative stage. They are trustworthy, reliable and commercially astute. Highly recommended.”

Tom McKay, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Livewire

“Elevate Legal has been integral to our success. As a startup we need responsive, flexible and astute advice and services on a range of fast moving issues.”

Julian Elliott, Chief Executive Officer at Covidence

“Andrew and the team were amazing. We would not have been able to get through the process without their guidance and expertise. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Colin Johnson, CEO & Co-Founder at Aprika

“Elevate Legal has been an integral part of our team during the first two years of Diolog. Their support, trustworthiness and reliability have made them an indispensable legal partner. We are appreciative of their expertise and sustainable retainer model which has made it easier for us to maintain as an early-stage company.”

Amy Benson, Chief Executive Officer at Diolog

“The Elevate team has been a valuable addition to Refbook, managing our legal requirements across technology, commercial and capital raising. Their philosophy and global expertise is a perfect fit for the needs of our fast-growing software company.”

Jon Chapman, Co-Founder & Head of Commercial at Refbook

“Our experience with Elevate Legal has been great. Natec has recently transformed from a family-owned company, to a Corporate Foreign owned entity where our compliance needs have been a primary focus for our overseas shareholders. The Elevate Team are very responsive, highly professional and above all super friendly – except for Andrew who has questionable taste in music and a misguided sense of fashion.”

Brendan Dow, Managing Director at Natec Australia

The team.

ANDREW NEILSON

Andrew has 25 years’ legal and commercial experience including as a commercial litigator with one of Australia’s largest law firms, Asia-Pacific in-house counsel for NYSE-listed global IT firms, and general counsel & company secretary for Australian technology companies listed on ASX and London AIM markets. He has worked in senior non-legal management roles with real world experience in commercialising technology and structuring, drafting and negotiating contracts with global partners and customers, as well as capital raising, investor & public relations, corporate governance and private company M&A.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He loves good food and wine, reading too much American political history, cheering on the Richmond Tigers and playing his collection of vinyl records which he has lugged from house to house since the late 80s.

His professional profile is at https://au.linkedin.com/in/andrewneilson

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ASH ROZARIO

Ash is a technology and commercial lawyer with more than 14 years’ experience gained from private practice and in-house roles. Ash has significant experience in drafting and negotiating agreements for the commercialisation and purchase of technology solutions and in general commercial law across a range of industries including fintech, equipment finance, IT/technology and cybersecurity, manufacturing, education, professional services, automotive and government. Ash was previously the lead lawyer for cloud and software transactions in Australia and New Zealand at IBM, and a transactional lawyer at Dimension Data (now NTT). Ash appreciates the commercial side of each transaction she undertakes, having prior in-house experience, experience in a non-legal commercial management role and through a variety of business consulting engagements focused on improving process, risk or efficiency outcomes for business transactions.

In addition to her Bachelor of Laws (Hons.), Ash holds a Master of Laws and a degree in computer science from the University of Melbourne. Away from work, Ash likes running, cooking and learning languages.

Her professional profile is at https://au.linkedin.com/in/ashrozario

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ROXIE ADAM

Roxie has over 5 years commercial and corporate legal experience with a particular focus on software and technology businesses. Her experience includes reviewing and drafting commercial contracts for software solutions, private M&A transactions and capital raising. She has also helped many businesses with their corporate compliance, acting as company secretary for multiple Australian companies including a charity registered with the ACNC.

Roxie has a Bachelor of Laws from La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and outside work loves to see live music, play netball and watch her beloved Hawks in the AFL.

Her professional profile is at www.linkedin.com/in/roxieadam

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YEE TRAN

Yee has been an integral part of Elevate Legal since 2016 providing administrative support to the firm. She has over 20 years of administrative and operational experience across various industries including banking, telecommunication, technology, and legal services. Yee is responsible for providing essential administrative and systems support, ensuring the smooth functioning of day-to-day operations. With a Bachelor of Business in Information Systems, Yee’s proactive and highly organised approach has been instrumental in helping us provide great client support.

In addition to her Executive Assistant role, Yee has a passion for creative pursuits beyond the office walls and finds joy in crafting unique and personalised items using her Cricut machine.

Her professional profile is at www.linkedin.com/in/yeetran

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DANIELLE BRYAN

B. Hlth Sci (Nut & Ex. Sc.), NSA accredited Nutritionist, UKA Coach in Running Fitness, Athletics Australia Level 2 Advanced Recreational Coach, Cert IV in Fitness, ASCA Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach, APPI Matwork and Equipment pilates instructor.

Dani has worked in the financial, health, design and now legal sectors for the past 20 years. Her passion for health and fitness led her to create her own business Run Like A Girl Australia in 2017.

Dani has spent her time with Commonwealth Bank, Iress Technology and Be Well Allied Health to mention a few.  Her curiosity to link technology and design to other sectors has given her the skills to create digital assets to support those businesses.

At Elevate, Dani integrates all of that experience when supporting client related work and providing the team with administrative and technical support along with her cheery disposition.

Her professional profile is at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellebryan

Contact.

ELEVATE LEGAL

Level 4, 289 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
Email: info@elevate.legal

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