Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram McKean Park Lawyers have a long history, dating back to 1863 when James McKean started his first practice on Collins Street in Melbourne. Endeavouring to promote confidence and develop trust with their clients, their philosophy has taken them from strength to strength, boasting an expert team of lawyers.Greek Australian Maria Kourtis is a senior lawyer at the firm, and has a career spanning almost fifteen years in a wide variety of cases with a primary focus on family law.“I work closely with my clients to understand and represent the particularities of each case. Whether it is parenting or property related, each client receives comprehensive advice about their entitlements, and I take a pragmatic approach to resolve difficulties and to achieve a fair and equitable outcome as efficiently as possible,” says Ms Kourtis.Experienced in working on family trusts, inheritances, large gifts from family, self-managed superannuation funds and family businesses, she says without seeking the advice of a lawyer on such matters, many people may overlook the commercial and taxation implications of property settlement. Also an independent children’s lawyer, Ms Kourtis sits on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) and chairs the Family Law Section of the Education Working Group for the LIV.McKean Park Lawyers, Level 11, 575 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000. For more information visit www.mckeanpark.com.au or call (03) 8621 2888.