April 29, 2022

Foye Legal adds commercial expertise to growing division

Experienced financial services lawyer and not-for-profit counsel Terri Anderson joins Foye Legal as part of the firm’s Commercial Division growth.

Wollongong law firm Foye Legal is bolstering its commercial law arm with the addition of experienced lawyer and former humanitarian aid organisation director Terri Anderson. Ms Anderson joins Foye Legal as Special Counsel to lead the firm’s growing Commercial, Property and Estate Planning Division.

Before joining Foye Legal, Ms Anderson was In-House Counsel and Country Director for not-for-profit aid organisation, So They Can, which supports education initiatives in East Africa. During her time with So They Can, Ms Anderson was responsible for corporate governance and compliance for the aid organisation’s Australia, New Zealand, and East Africa offices.

She was responsible for ensuring the organisation provided effective aid, including lengthy policy creation and compliance reporting that enabled the organisation to create grant funding and partnerships with other international organisations and government agencies, including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Her thorough knowledge of the international not-for-profit sector is backed by extensive commercial knowledge from more than 10 years’ experience as a lawyer with a focus on contracts, business transactions, corporate governance, compliance, licencing, leasing, property disputes, employment law, trust law, estate planning and family provision claims.

A move from Sydney to Kiama triggered a career move,” Ms Anderson said. “Community is very important to me, as part of my move it was important to me that I also work in the region so I can become a part of my new community.

“I am thrilled to have joined Foye Legal and returned to private practice. I look forward to helping businesses, families, and individuals with their legal needs. Clients can be assured that they will get quality advice and open communication. I look forward to developing lasting client relationships.”

Foye Legal CEO and Chief Lawyer Diana Foye said that Ms Anderson’s experience in commercial and property law and the not-for-profit sector would benefit Wollongong clients who often need advice about related business and property matters.

“Terri’s sound knowledge of the law, open communication style and ability to understand each client’s needs will ensure that clients receive the best legal representation and advice throughout any commercial, property, and estate matter. Please be assured you will be in excellent hands,” Ms Foye said.

Ms Anderson was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2011 and the High Court of Australia. She also has a Diploma of Financial Planning and a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and Communications). Her law career started at a boutique law firm in the Sydney CBD advising Sydney businesses and families in the areas of commercial law, family law, property and conveyancing, and wills and estates.

David Swan, who has led Foye’s commercial law division since Swan and Co was incorporated by Foye Legal in 2018, continues as a consultant with Foye Legal and will facilitate the handover of clients to Ms Anderson as he takes further steps towards enjoying his semi-retirement. Property Lawyer Charisse will continue to handle all property matters within the Commercial, Property and Estate Planning Division.

The addition of Ms Anderson builds on a phase of growth for Foye Legal. In 2021 the firm added experienced COO / CFO Greg Malakou to oversee new opportunities, along with the addition of the next generation of lawyers who complement services in property law, criminal law, and compensation.

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