Alana joined the team at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky in 2018, having previously worked as a Paralegal and Solicitor for four years.
Alana has always had a strong interest in the areas of Commercial Law, Property Law and Wills and Estates, which are now her primary focus at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky.
Alana has experience in preparing simple and complex Wills, Testamentary Trusts, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Guardianship, and Advance Health Directives and provides advice on Estate asset protection and dealing with assets prior to death to avoid disputes. Alana is experienced in applications for Probate and Letters of Administration and also provides advice and represents clients in relation to contested Estates and Family Provision Act claims.
Alana also has a broad range of experience in the preparation of commercial documents and can prepare and provide advice on commercial and retail shop leases, sale and purchase of business agreements, deeds of agreement and settlement, partnership agreements, shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements, loan agreements, and guarantees and indemnities. Alana has acted on behalf of franchisees of well-known Australian franchises.
Alana enjoys pro bono work, having previously volunteered as a Paralegal for the Mental Health Law Centre and as a Solicitor for the Salvation Army’s Community Wills Day for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018. Alana continues to provide ongoing pro bono assistance to the Salvation Army.
Alana’s areas of practice include:
- Wills & Estates
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Property Law
- Bachelor of Laws,
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Admitted to Practice:
- Supreme Court of Western Australia 2015
- Law Society of Western Australia
- Women Lawyers of Western Australia Inc.
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
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