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    I was referred to Baybridge Lawyers through a family friend. My need for their legal expertise came about from an issue of misrepresented figures in a business acquisition I was involved in.

    For nearly six months, I worked closely with Rita Khodeir and Rebekah Orlando to navigate the dispute. Throughout this period, both Rita and Rebekah, were exceptionally professional in the due diligence, information collection, client communication and consideration of our risk.

    The outcome that we were able to negotiate for our dispute was nothing short of excellent. I truly know that this could never have been the case without Rita, Rebekah and the team at Baybridge supporting the outcome.

    If you are need of legal advice or a legal team I would highly recommend talking with the team at Baybridge Lawyers.

    Lloyd Urquhart, Director, Sprout Eden Cafe

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    Our relationship with Baybridge stems back some 15 years, from a start up franchisee to now a multi office premium brand across the eastern seaboard. My personal relationship with the Managing Partner, Marwan Kojok has been one of professional legal representation but also a close advisor to all our needs.

    There is no doubt they have offered considerable value to our business and me personally. The dedication, expertise and professional standards they deliver is impeccable.

    They are one of the partners we say are non-negotiable.

    Very much appreciate the sage guidance and stewardship of Baybridge and the team over the years.

    Dean Mackie, CEO, DiJones

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    Mad Mex Fresh Mexican has been working with Baybridge for many years and we highly recommend them. Their approachable demeanour, quick responses, and unparalleled expertise in the Franchising Code of Conduct have made them invaluable assets to our team. We highly value their advice.

    Victoria Head, Franchise Sales Manager, Mad Mex Fresh Mexican

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    Marwan Kojok and the Baybridge team have serviced the Highland Group for all its real estate needs, whether it be rent roll acquisitions, corporate advisory, shareholder arrangements or just some guidance along the way.

    We have valued our partnership with Baybridge and the responsive nature and dedication to our business. Their expertise in real estate, franchising, licensing and corporate services has been invaluable to our business and me personally.

    The busy nature of our business requires a firm that understands our needs, meets our timelines and presents us with valuable legal advice and direction. This is what we expect of our partners and they deliver on all fronts.

    David Highland, CEO, Highland Property

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    Audi Australia was looking for experts who could advise us and work with our legal department in franchising.

    Eric Louca, General Counsel Audi, Australia

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    Baybridge has helped support and grows the Top Juice brand to where it is today. They have an excellent team of professionals and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for franchising experts.

    Top Juice,

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    We would like to thank Tanya and Sarah for their professionalism and expertise in their field. As the national head of large rent roll spanning across different jurisdictions, their advice and insight has been invaluable and | call upon them for all of our agency legal needs. | have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Baybridge to any real estate business in Australia.

    Maria Carlino, National Head of Property Management, The Agency

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    The team at Baybridge continue to provide unwavering support, a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects franchising and commercial. Their guidance and advice is always highly professional and the time taken to learn the ins and outs of our franchise system and documentation over the years is very much appreciated. JAX looks forward to continuing to work with Baybridge in the future.

    Taylor Bruno, Legal Counsel, Jax Tyres & Auto

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    Working with Racha and Rita and the team at Baybridge Legal has been a tremendous asset for El Jannah. Baybridge Legal are a passionate and dedicated team of legal professionals who are focused on building long-term relationships for their clients.

    The firm has extensive experience in commercial law and intellectual property. They are commercially focused and responsive to their client’s dynamic needs.

    Baybridge Legal provides a professional service with a personalised, flexible and cost-effective manner.

    Robert Boulos, In-house Counsel, El Jannah

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    Baybridge has been the legal partner of choice for Total Tools since the inception of our franchise model, and they have provided support, knowledge and guidance along the way that has been instrumental in the growth of the Total Tools brand within Australia today. We now utilise Baybridge for all our legal requirements, including franchising, litigation, legal documentation and brand management. Baybridge is a cost-effective legal provider that works in partnership with your team, and I would recommend them as a partner.

    Tim Cockayne, CEO, Total Tools

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    Baybridge has been a great asset to our business. They are great to work with, good communicators, reliable and attentive.

    Joshua Nicholls, Founder & CEO, Platinum Electricians

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    I, along with my wife Avril, have been working with Marwan since the late 90s when acquiring our first franchise business. It was a constructive process and, more importantly, the start of a very long-term business relationship that has grown to family friends. We have been well guided and advised over the years by Marwan and his team, and they have been instrumental in assisting us in establishing and building our franchise chain. Our success is measured by the people surrounding us, and we include Marwan and the Baybridge team in that equation. Good, sound, practical and commercial advice is difficult to come by, but this has never been a challenge for Baybridge. We would highly recommend the team.

    Tony Melhem, Founder & Franchisor, Coco Cubano

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    For me to grow my brand, Baybridge is pivotal on my journey due to their expertise, urgency and industry knowledge, nationally with global exposure. It’s a one-stop-shop for me. They provide constructive support and are instrumental in shaping our legal requirements. I highly recommend Baybridge as they are good at what they do

    Ravi Singh, CEO, Kickin’Inn Australia

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    I highly recommend Baybridge and particularly Sarah Heuvel. Sarah has provided me with legal advice relating to Real Estate matters for over 5 years. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and very prompt in her responses.

    Maria Mililio , Head of Property Management, Raine & Horne Group

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    Baybridge bring a new dimension into the real estate specific legal space, as both Sarah & Tanya are licensed and experienced real estate agents. | have worked with Sarah on numerous matters from new business set up, sale and purchases of rent rolls and tricky legal property management matters. She has been my “go to person” for years for the simplified solution to any complicated matter. Her experience is thorough and extensive. Her timing and responses are excellent.

    Jo-Anne Black, Director, Black Book Solutions

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    I have been delighted with the commitment, dedication, and responsiveness of the entire team at Baybridge.


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    I have been using Baybridge for a while now and they have become a valuable part of our team of advisors. Their in-depth knowledge of not only the law but Residential/Commercial

    Property matters is a rare combination that makes them an asset to anyone needing advice. They are solutions focused, great communicators and prompt with all matters (not a given in the legal world). | wouldn’t hesitate recommending them.

    Andrew Colagiuri, Founder/CEO, FLK it Over

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    Tanya and Sarah are responsive, reliable and at the top of their field within Real Estate law. The firm represents value, and quality and is an exceptional service provider. Baybridge has acted for Auctions Live in several important business projects, and we are proud of our association with the firm.

    Anthony Nounnis, Co-Founder & Director, Auctions Live

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    As a company, we were looking for a well-respected firm with strong ties to franchising. Baybridge actively supports our company’s growth through their proven franchise systems and legal advice.

    Chris Mavris, General Manager, Soul Origin

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    We cannot thank Baybridge enough for their support and guidance. Their team’s expertise and professionalism have been integral in helping us make informed business decisions.

    Charlie Hoyek, Founder/CEO, Manoosh Pizzeria

Christian Bird

Special Counsel | Commercial

Christian Bird brings real world experience to his role as a senior franchising and general commercial lawyer. Christian understands the commercial challenges faced by franchisors having watched his father successfully found and grow a national franchise system that has been in operation for over 30 years. As a result, he is uniquely placed to assist franchising clients with the myriad of legal challenges they face. Christian has experience working with franchisors across Australia and internationally in a range of industries.