Our Firm

InFocus Legal is a small firm that provides big firm results in a prompt and cost-effective manner.

In accordance with the beliefs held by the firm, a team of highly qualified and experienced solicitors has been assembled with an aptitude for assisting clients with managing their affairs – from important family decisions to life’s bigger choices, such as buying or selling property.
Our goal is to continue to develop relationships with the community based on integrity, trust and understanding. We value every client and strive on professionalism, knowledge and innovation to provide you with top quality legal expertise.

Our Team

Dorian Sarkissian

Principal Solicitor

Get to know Dorian

Dorian Sarkissian founded Infocus Legal in 2013 and specialises in the area of Property Law.

Dorian’s Expertise and Experience

Dorian has extensive and comprehensive experience in and exposure to most aspects of property and commercial law with an emphasis on property development including:

  • Acquisition and disposal of commercial, industrial, retail and residential properties.
  • Acquisition and aggregation of development sites
  • Advising property owners and developers in relation to all property aspects of their transaction.
  • Advising and acting on “off the plan” sales of units in large commercial, industrial and residential developments.
  • Advising and acting on option agreements and tender documents associated with property transactions.
  • Advising and acting for major landlords on leasing of retail shopping centres, commercial buildings and industrial buildings.
  • Stamp duty and GST advice on property transactions.
  • Due diligence reporting.
  • Advising and acting on finance associated with property transactions.
  • General advice on most aspects of property ownership and transactions.
  • Business structuring, including shareholder agreements and joint venture arrangements.
  • Advising on wills and estates and probate.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Social Inquiry) – University of Technology, Sydney
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Supreme Court of NSW
  • High Court of Australia

Get to know Jodhi

Jodhi joined the Infocus Legal team as a Senior Associate in 2020. She brings a wealth of experience in a variety of areas of law with over 15 years’ experience in private practice specifically specialising in family law. Jodhi has an empathetic approach to all her clients with the intent to educate to enable clients to make informed decisions during complex dispute resolution issues.

Jodhi’s Expertise and Experience

Family Law
Jodhi has experience assisting clients with family law issues including:
  • Resolving matters by negotiation and mediation, and finalising and submitting a high volume of Consent Orders in the Family Law Courts for successfully negotiated outcomes;
  • Advising clients on family law entitlements and likely court outcomes to assist them in negotiations;
  • Running family law property and financial dispute court matters in the Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle, Parramatta and Melbourne Registries of the Federal Circuit Courts and the Sydney Family Law Court, including significant advocacy experience;
  • Running family law parenting dispute court matters in the Sydney, Parramatta and Melbourne Registries of the Federal Circuit Court and the Sydney Family Law Court including significant advocacy experience;
  • Running Parental Relocation cases in the Sydney Registry of the Family Law Court including advocacy experience;
  • Running family law property matters in the Eastern Region (Sydney) Family Law Court of Appeal including some advocacy experience;
  • Arranging Divorces
  • Preparing Pre-nuptial Agreements (Binding Financial Agreement)
Criminal Law, APVO’s and ADVO’s
Jodhi has considerable local court experience running defendant hearings in local court:
  • Criminal law matters including:
    • Running defended hearings in apprehended domestic violence orders;
    • Running defended hearings in assault and property damage charges;
    • Running defended hearings in driving under the influence charges;
    • Sentencing pleas; and
    • Running Section 32 Applications under the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990.
  • Managing defences to local government charges
  • Managing defences to ASIC charges
Estate Litigation and Family Provision Claims
Jodhi has also appeared for and represented clients in:
  • Family Provision Act Claims, in the Supreme Court of NSW, including advocacy
  • Succession Act litigation in the Supreme Court of NSW, including advocacy
  • Mental health tribunal hearings

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Law – Legal Practitioners Admission Board
  • Master of Laws – Sydney University
  • LEADR – trained Mediator
  • Conveyancing Law & Practice Certificate – Macquarie University
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Supreme Court of NSW
  • High Court of Australia

Get to know Anthony

Anthony joined the Infocus Legal team in 2017 and is a young and enthusiastic lawyer dedicated to achieving the best result for his clients. Anthony has a relaxed and personable nature. Anthony is also fluent in Arabic and Assyrian.
Anthony predominantly practices in property law and developments providing the full compliment of legal service. Anthony has acted for investors, developers, landlords and occupiers. Anthony handles a wide range of matters involving property acquisitions, property disposals, high-value complex transactions, joint venture development sites, construction issued, associated financing and all property aspects of corporate deals.

Anthony’s Expertise and Experience

Anthony has experience and exposure in:
  • Sales and acquisitions of major commercial and residential buildings and development sites
  • Complex subdivisions and acting in all aspects of the subdivision process
  • Drafting and negotiating sales and acquisition contracts, including put and call options, in respect of commercial and residential properties
  • Drafting complex off the plan contracts
  • Joint venture arrangements
  • General commercial leasing transactions
  • Standard and retail leasing
  • Building development leases
  • Sales and purchase of business
  • Drafting wills, powers of attorney and appointments of enduring guardian
  • Local court matters
  • Family law matters

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws – Western Sydney University
  • Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Applied Finance) – Western Sydney University
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Supreme Court of NSW

Get to know Rita

Rita joined the Infocus Legal team in 2014.
Rita predominantly practices in property law and conveyancing.

Rita’s Expertise and Experience

  • Sales and acquisitions of residential properties and development sites
  • Off-the-plan purchases and sales
  • Sale and purchase of land
  • Transfers of land
  • Auction advice
  • House and land packages

Qualifications

  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Conveyancing Law and Practice – Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of IT – University of Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) / Certificate in Religious Education (Australian Catholic University)

Address

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West Ryde NSW 2114

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