A Hunter law firm has expanded its presence to Sydney as a means of better serving its local clients as well as its growing list of clients across NSW.
Keystone Lawyers has opened an office in Castlereagh Chambers, near the Supreme Court of NSW.
Founder and Principal, Lou Stojanovski said the firm has always had clients outside of the region, particularly Sydney, and puts that success down to the highly regarded expertise in construction and development law, project law and commercial law that the firm offers.
“A lot of our work is in Sydney for clients with a Sydney office and for local clients who need representation in Sydney, including the Supreme Court,” Lou said.
“The infrastructure boom in Newcastle, Sydney and other parts of NSW and Australia has resulted in our services being sought after for tenders, contract and assistance in execution of large projects.”
Lou said the Sydney office will help the firm with its plans for continued growth. Three people will staff the office now but he expects that number to grow to around 20 by 2020. He added that Newcastle will always be the business’ head office.
“A Sydney presence will also enable us to continue to attract exceptional talent to meet our extremely high standards of service to clients,” Lou said.
The move to Sydney caps off a busy 12 months for Lou and his team. Lou also launched the SOPA (Security Of Payment App) Toolbox app to help people, particularly in the construction and development industry, to better manage their payments and payments disputes.
Keystone Lawyers is another example of a local success story expanding beyond its Hunter based foundations. The business’ head office in Newcastle is located on Darby Street in Newcastle.
IMAGE | Keystone Lawyers’ Principal, Lou Stojanovski outside the firm’s new Sydney office.