Mansueto Legal.

We are a boutique law firm specialising in insolvency and restructuring law.

About

Us

Our Story

Mansueto Legal is a boutique law firm specialising in insolvency and restructuring law. Our focus is on turnaround, re-organisation and restructure when working with businesses and company directors, and all aspects of insolvency law arising from a formal appointment.

 

We act for a broad range of clients across Australia providing innovative and cost-effective advice to achieve commercial and strategic solutions, targeting the best outcomes for our clients. 

Our lawyers are insolvency specialists who draw on many years of big firm expertise and experience to provide bespoke service and outcomes. As a small and independent firm, we regularly work with clients’ existing accounting, financial and legal advisers to deliver the best possible outcomes.

Who We Are

Mansueto Legal is a legal practice established by
Ray Mansueto in 2011 after a decade heading up the insolvency and restructuring team at Minter Ellison SA/NT. In more recent times, he has been joined by Natasha Riach, having worked together at both Minter Ellison and Piper Alderman.

Ray and Natasha offer the expertise and experience gained in national law firms within a boutique firm’s values and personalised service. Both recognised in Best Lawyers, they are able to draw upon years of acting for the major banks and other financial institutions as well as insolvency practitioners to assist individuals and company directors in dealing with financial issues impacting their businesses.

We also regularly advise insolvency practitioners, corporates, secured and unsecured creditors on all aspects of insolvency law and have a proven track record in representing clients in court, both prosecuting and defending claims arising from insolvency. 

 

Insolvency

expertise 

Advisory services

Advising individuals and corporates in respect of business-related debt and assisting in formulating reconstruction and restructuring plans for distressed companies and assets.

Assisted outcomes

Assisting with negotiations with banks, the ATO and creditors and providing advice on bankruptcy, debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements and contested creditor petitions. Working with financial brokers to obtain refinance of debt.

 

Security enforcement

Acting for secured creditors in the enforcement of their security, including the appointment of receivers and mortgagees in possession. Advising debtors on their rights in the event of default under their facilities.

Debt collection

Debt recovery services on behalf on secured and unsecured creditors, including preparation of claims, statutory demands, creditor petitions, winding up applications, charging orders and warrants.

Formal appointments

Advising insolvency practitioners on the myriad of legal issues arising in their appointments as bankruptcy trustees, receivers, voluntary administrators, deed administrators or liquidators. Assisting directors and individuals on their rights and obligations through a formal insolvency appointment. 

Litigation

Prosecuting and defending voidable transaction recoveries such as unfair preference and uncommercial transactions and other legal claims arising in liquidation and bankruptcy, such as insolvent trading claims against directors. Procuring litigation funding from private litigation funders or governmental bodies.

Mediation

Employing alternative dispute resolution processes, such as mediation, including acting in Farm Debt Mediations.

Creditor rights

Providing corporates affected by the insolvency of their customers or suppliers with advice on their rights in the event of an insolvency administration or defending claims such as unfair preferences.

Directors’ duties
and claims

Advising directors and Boards on their duties and representing them in investigations or actions taken by liquidators, ASIC, the ATO, Fair Work Commission or other regulatory bodies, such as Director Penalty Notices, garnishee notices, public examinations and safe harbour from insolvent trading.

Fraud detection and recovery action

Assisting in the investigation of fraud and recovery action, and implementing the various processes which can utilised in order to trace, freeze and recover assets.

Disputes

Acting in a range of commercial disputes, such as shareholder disputes and contractual claims, to provide strategic and commercial advice. 

Why

Mansueto

Legal

Specialist Knowledge

Our lawyers are insolvency specialists who draw on many years of big firm expertise and experience to provide bespoke service and outcomes. We utilise our relationships in the industry and as a small and independent firm, often working with existing accounting, financial and legal advisers.

Strategic Solutions

We act for a broad range of clients across Australia providing innovative and cost-effective advice to achieve commercial and strategic solutions, targeting the best outcomes for our clients. 

Trusted Experience

Our clients have the unique experience of personal, individualised service from our lawyers who collectively have over 60 years of experience in legal practice. 

 

Ray is a pre-eminent insolvency lawyer with a wealth of experience in litigious and transactional work in the insolvency and turnaround space with over 3 decades of practice. 

Natasha is a litigation specialist with over 20 years of experience. She is regularly involved in complex litigation in the Superior courts and has extensive experience in mediations. 

 
 

Contact

Our office is conveniently located at:

50 Gilbert Street, Adelaide

South Australia 5000

Contact Telephone

Office +61 8 7324 4177

Mobile 0414 775 444

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