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Evan Sarinas

As founder and Principal of Sarinas Legal, Evan Sarinas has built a reputation as a respected litigator and no-nonsense negotiator over the last 30 years.   


Evan successfully executes complex litigation and dispute resolution, developing smart, tailored and financially-astute legal outcomes spanning across business, family, succession, corporate and property disputes.   


Over the years, business owners have frequently sought Evan’s demonstrated skillset – including his entrepreneurial mindset, commercial pragmatism and depth of experience - which have assisted many businesses to flourish, grow and succeed.  


Efficient in analysing and interrogating complex evidence and navigating intricate legal challenges, Evan promptly identifies and narrows the genuine issues at the crux of a dispute before negotiating, mediating and litigating depending on his client’s unique objectives and needs. 


Evan has extensive experience drafting documents, advising and negotiating successful resolutions across a wide range of industries and disputes.  


His solid knowledge of legal principles, integrity and meticulous case preparation - in conjunction with his focus on clear, transparent and specific legal advice - mean that his client’s matters are always in safe hands.  

Evan has negotiated complex transactional agreements including: 
  • $86 million banking and finance/managed investment scheme litigation claim; 

  • $18 million complex multiple plaintiff litigation; 

  • Numerous unique commercial litigation actions including, Workplace Health and Safety, Queensland Racing Appeals, Costs, and claims in equity; 

  • Numerous complex Property Development Agreements; 

  • $30 million acquisition of ocean terminal and large residential supporting development; 

  • $10 million acquisition agreements of large property interest including development obligations; 

  • $10 million complex commercial company exit strategy involving  Multiple share sale, Property transfer, Superannuation rollover and Investment fund transfer; 

  • Numerous successful litigation campaigns against public companies, large corporations, governments, insurance companies in circumstances where other lawyers have refused to act; 

  • Multimillion dollar complex easement litigation and negotiated settlement; 

  • Complex construction litigation; 

  • Multi-party Agribusiness litigation involving competing security and ownership issues; 

  • $4 million negligence and breach of contract claim against a major bank; 

  • Various successful and complex class actions; 

  • Land Act 1994 conversions of State land to Freehold; 

  • Stakeholder/Ownership interests in various business industries including Entertainment and Hospitality, Childcare/Early Learning and SME’s. 

  • Bachelor of Laws 

  • Lawyer, High Court of Australia 

  • Lawyer, Supreme Court of Queensland 

  • Licensed Senior Soccer Coach 

  • Registered Migration Agent  

  • Queensland Law Society 

  • BNI Townsville

Pro bono and Community Involvement 
  • Contributor to numerous Media and Newspaper Publications 

  • Pro-bono advice given to numerous sporting and community organizations 

  • Sponsor of the Mundingburra Olympic Soccer Club 

  • Licensed Senior Football Coach from Football Federal of Australia 

  • Seminar presentations to industry groups on various business issues and practices.

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