The firm nabbed a special counsel from Moray & Agnew to lead the new division
NewLaw litigation firm Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell has launched a corporate and commercial offering.
The new division is being headed by former Moray & Agnew special counsel Georgina Parisis, who joins Elit as a partner.
“Many factors attracted me to partnership at Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell, and I am thrilled to be part of a progressive law firm driven to challenge the traditional way of doing things,” Parisis said.
The new corporate and commercial head has long specialised in M&A throughout a career spanning almost 15 years. She has handled highly structured and complex commercial transactions like PE investments and divestments, IPOs and backdoor listings not just in Australia, but across borders as well.
She has worked in transport and logistics, building and construction, engineering, hospitality, electrical, financial services, pharmaceutical, franchising, aged care, information systems agriculture, manufacturing and retail, advising both startups and ASX listers.
The addition of Parisis to Elit’s roster “provides an additional avenue for clients to achieve commercial outcomes during a time of significant change and into the future,” co-founder and director Robert McGirr said.
“Georgina’s appointment strengthens our firm’s continued growth across key areas where we expect strong demand from our clients. Her expertise and reputation in managing complex transactions is already of significant interest to our existing client base,” said Danielle Snell, the firm’s other co-founder and director.
Elit was established in November 2020, and has since expanded its team to 10. The firm operates across Melbourne and Brisbane.
Its senior litigation group specialises in areas like commercial and insurance disputes, media and defamation law and commercial law. The firm also maintains a special interest in professional negligence and diversity and inclusion matters.
“In such a short amount of time, the firm has been widely recognised for their successes, particularly in relation to innovative technology practices and commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion,” Parisis said.
Snell was recently included among an exclusive group of 37 in Australasian Lawyer’s inaugural Most Influential Lawyers list.