We’re more than lawyers

A word from Jennifer, our Founder and Principal

I created Studio Legal to deliver two opportunities. First to offer creative people and businesses a like-minded legal partner. Second, to create a welcoming home for lawyers and other staff who not only love working in the law but share my love of beautiful things, have their own creative passions, and (just like our clients) don’t feel right working with a stuffy corporate law firm. 

At Studio Legal, we’re not just great lawyers, we’re musicians, DJs, interior designers, fashionistas, make-up artists, business owners, hospitality operators, furniture makers… the list goes on.  That’s why my team is so special. Our clients get expert legal service from down to earth people who genuinely love, celebrate and are immersed in what our clients do.

Read more about the Studio Legal team below (photos coming soon!).

Want to join our team?

We are currently only taking employment enquiries from senior IP lawyers and TM attorneys, PLT students looking to carry out a PLT vocational placement and senior practitioners wishing to work on a consulting or casual basis and located in Sydney. Please contact our practice manager Sara via email (sara@studiolegal.com.au).

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Our Team

Jennifer Tutty

Founder and Principal

Jennifer (Jen) started Studio Legal 10 years ago. Her dedication to her craft and hard work has seen Studio Legal become a ‘go to’ firm for creative people and businesses in Australia.

With nearly 20 years’ legal experience as well as being a business owner and creative herself (google Jen Tutty DJ!), Jennifer gets the legal, commercial and creative pressures faced by her clients, and is able to effortlessly solve a myriad of legal problems strategically, effectively and with an empathetic touch.

When she’s not in the office, you will find Jen walking on the beach, doing yoga, drinking wine, or hanging out with her family and close friends. You may also find Jen behind the decks (in a rare set) if you are really lucky!

Sara Giampa Kease

Practice Manager

Coordination is Sara’s forte and her verve for administration, innovation and planning in her role as Practice Manager, ensures Studio Legal is a tightly run (and fun!) ship.

With a Bachelor in Business, a Diploma in Interior Design and her interior design side hustle, Sara understands the creative industries from the inside out and uses her business experience and industry knowledge to help improve our clients’ overall customer experience.

After-hours, you will find Sara hanging out at her peninsula home (with her husband, their young two boys and Moritz their Mini Schnauzer), watching independent cinema, enjoying chill video games and on the rare occasion letting loose on a dance floor.

Harry Croft

Senior Associate

With a passion for the arts, innovation and expression, Harry practises across general commercial, property and intellectual property law and provides clear, practical advice to clients across a diverse range of the creative industries.

As well as holding a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor (Law), Harry has previously operated his own business. He uses this business experience to understand what makes his clients tick as well as the challenges they face in their industry.

Harry sits as a board member at not-for-profit record label Music in Exile. Outside of work, he will be out watching bands, hanging out with his gal, playing guitar or records, building something or spending time gardening or in nature.

Sebastian Marcu

Solicitor

Sebastian is passionate about design and innovation, and practises across commercial and IP law, with an emphasis on contracts for creatives, trade marks, employment law and entertainment law.

Holding a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce, impressive record collection and previous employment as a booking agent, manager and promoter, Sebastian also brings a much-needed level of business nous, street smart and industry knowledge to his work.

Seb's spare time is most commonly spent fantasising about good food and wine, honing his chess skills or fine-tuning Studio Legal's ultimate office playlist to meet his KPI of being our 'resident DJ'.

Gital Ben-zvi

Solicitor

Gital is a solicitor practising in both the commercial and IP side of the business with a focus on business set-ups, trade marks, consumer law, employment law and entertainment law.

With a double degree in Law and Commerce and previous experience working in a big 4 consulting firm, Gital has found her home at Studio Legal. Her technical understanding of the discipline of business, passion for the creative industries and her well-rounded legal skill set ensures her clients are well-protected and thriving.

Making up one half of the DJ duo MIRA MIRA, Gital balances her legal career with her musical pursuits, playing gigs around Australia and making music in her studio.

Alyce Evans

Solicitor & Marketing Coordinator

The newest addition to the Studio Legal team, Alyce is a solicitor working in the IP side of the business and also in charge of creating and posting our legal and social content.

With a background in fashion and lifestyle journalism and an Arts major in literature, Alyce is drawn to art, literature, journalism, fashion, film and television. Her love of these industries inspires her ambition to work with and alongside them.

When she’s not reading and writing at work, you’ll likely find Alyce reading and writing at home! She also enjoys visiting restaurants and art galleries with friends, battling the waves at the beach and of course, enjoying a delicious cheese board.

Brodie Williams

Special Counsel/TMs Attorney

With a love of all things IP and tech, Brodie assists Studio Legal clients across a range of trade mark, technology and advertising matters.

As well as being a registered trade mark attorney, Brodie has also worked as a trade marks examiner and policy officer at IP Australia. This experience has given her valuable insight on how to successfully move her clients’ trade mark applications through to registration, despite various hurdles along the way.

In her spare time, Brodie enjoys cooking, keeping fit, building and design, and spending time with her family and husky ‘Mystik’. You may also find Brodie DJing at some of Melbourne’s best clubs or riding waves at the beach.

Katerina Pshenichner

Senior Associate

Katerina (Kat) is senior associate and an LIV Accredited Specialist in Commercial Law. She provides advice to Studio Legal clients on corporate governance and structuring, general commercial, privacy and technology matters.

Always going the extra mile and with a fine attention to detail, Kat particularly enjoys working with start-ups and technology clients and collaboratively finding elegant and business-orientated solutions.

In true Studio Legal spirit and despite her busy legal career, Katerina also manages an alternative career as independent singer/songwriter, Pshonka, with several pop singles, music videos and an EP to her name.

Julian Gillard

Senior Associate

Julian assists Studio Legal clients in commercial dispute and litigation matters including contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, consumer law disputes and employment disputes.

With a level head and passion for the law, Julian prides himself on providing practical, clear and cost-efficient legal services to clients, underpinned by thorough consideration of the law and the client’s objectives and needs both commercially and personally. Julian’s diligence and legal services are highly regarded by both clients and fellow legal practitioners.

When Julian’s not knee deep in case law or being confused with surfers and musicians while traveling the Greek islands, he enjoys watching basketball religiously and reading anthropology novels.

Alison Bird

Senior Associate

Ali is an experienced commercial lawyer specialising in film, TV, media and entertainment law and assists Studio Legal clients in the film & TV industries.

Ali understands the quirks, challenges and opportunities that are unique to the film & TV industries, and has built a reputation for technical excellence, outstanding communication and empathy, and works with clients to maximise the value of their intellectual property.

Maintaining strong ties to the creative community, Ali is also the co-founder of Real Life, a collective that encourages real-life connections to mentor, support and learn. In her spare time, Ali can be found recharging in nature and searching for nice waves to improve her surfing.

Andrew Szoeke

Special Ops

Having spent the past 20 years working in hospitality operations and management, Zok enjoys using his well-refined management and ‘ops’ skills to support and strengthen the Studio Legal business and team.

In addition to his work for Studio Legal, Zok works behind the scenes in production in Melbourne's bustling film industry, is an active and leading advocate for the hospitality industry and maintains the position of Secretary on the board of the Chapel Street Precinct Association (CSPA).

When he’s not working, you will find Zok DJ-ing at Melbourne’s best clubs and bars, kicking the footy with his two kids, cooking his family another beautiful meal and trying desperately to get down the coast to go surfing.

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