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Meet The Team

At Domantay Legal we have searched high and low for the best team of lawyers to assist you with any matter you have at hand. Here is a brief description of our team!

“Jan, Dickson and the whole team at Domantay legal were nothing less than amazing to deal with. I am now sending all my family and friends to them. The best legal advice and the most outstanding service I have ever received from all of my interactions with any legal advisors in the past. Highly Recommend!”

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Founder & Managing Director

Jan Domantay

Jan Domantay is the founder and Managing Director of the firm. Jan graduated at Monash University in 2007 from his double degrees in Science (major in Psychology) and Law and was admitted to practice in 2008. Jan is passionate about solving client’s challenges, particularly in business, property and estate planning. He has a strong background in litigation in all levels of courts including VCAT, Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts. In his spare time, Jan loves travelling with his young family and is an avid follower of all things sports, particularly the NBA, UFC and AFL (massive Hawthorn Hawks fan).


Director & General Manager

Dwayne Marinucci

As one of the owners of Domantay Legal, Dwayne is the General Manager who adds extensive experience in business advisory and development, along with property related matters. Having completed his MBA, he thrives in all things business and SMEs. He takes a wholesome approach to clients and their respective businesses, ensuring family and assets are paramount in receiving protection. Outside the office life, Dwayne enjoys keeping fit with martial arts, as well as enjoying family holidays with his young family.


Business Development Manager

John Domantay

Business Development Manager John Domantay also graduated at Monash University with double degrees in Biomedical Science and Law in 2002. He completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2004. John has extensive experience in the banking and finance industry in both commercial and private lending. He has been a consultant for sole traders and larger business alike, predominantly working within the health industry. When John is away from the office, he enjoys the outdoors with his young family.


National Legal Operations Manager

Emma Harliwich

Emma is our National Legal Operations Manager who has more than 10 years’ experience in the legal industry, both in management and practice (property and estates). She oversees the day-to-day operations of the group and is consistently reviewing and building on business processes to improve efficiency which in turn provides excellent legal services to clients.

Emma graduated from the University of Otago (NZ) with a Bachelor of Commerce and Melbourne Polytechnic with an Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing. Outside of work, Emma enjoys investing in the crypto and stock markets, is a keen skier and has a passion for travel.

Special Counsel

Rohan Kumar

Rohan has previously worked in firms in Melbourne and overseas and in corporate in-house legal teams across a variety of industries.

He enjoys the tight-knit culture at Domantay Legal and working closely with individuals and businesses from diverse backgrounds on issues that affect them personally.

Outside of work, Rohan enjoys hanging out with his family, travelling overseas and visiting craft breweries.

Rohan holds an LLB (Hons) and BCom (Hons) from Monash University and an LLM from The University of Melbourne.


Senior Lawyer

Elaine Yau

Elaine holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science from Monash University. She volunteered at Springvale Monash Legal Service during her time at university.  

In her law career to date, Elaine has gained a wealth of experience in Family Law, Criminal Law and Migration law. She is hardworking, determined and committed to delivering the best for her clients. 

Beyond the legal realm, Elaine has a vibrant array of interests. She enjoys long distance running, playing piano, reading and is an avid follower of the English Premier League (Go Arsenal!).  

Elaine loves sharing her faith in Christ. She strives to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. 



Jessy Lee

Jessy graduated from Monash University with a double degree in Biomedical Science and Law (Hons). She has experience in Community Legal Centre as well as regional practice in our Geelong office.

Jessy has experiences in estate administration, will and estate planning, property and commercial transaction and commercial leases. She is passionate about helping others in resolving their legal issues with a personalised approach.



Peter Petropoulos

Peter attended Monash University where he graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations and Juris Doctor (Master of Laws). Peter works across our multiple practice areas including estate planning, commercial law, property conveyancing and litigation. His leadership background informs his passion for being an effective problem-solver and solutions focused member of our team.

Outside of work you can find Peter at the MCG supporting Collingwood, travelling and exploring the Greek islands or spending time with his dog, Noti.

Practice Manager

Samantha Doak

Sam is the firms Practice Manager. Sam enjoys building great rapport with clients and loves seeing the mutual benefits of strong firm, and client relationships. Through her experience, Sam brings brings great knowledge in managing client’s accounts and the running of the firm. In her spare time, Sam enjoys walking on the beach and winding down with a glass of wine in the company of her family and friends.


Culture People and Performance Manager

Casey O'Brien

A passionate business professional, with 20+ years in leading teams. Driving engagement, CX & employee experience through a people first, coaching culture. I love developing people and teams to deliver exceptional results and sustainable profit growth. Strong numerical and analytical thinking.

Outside of work, Casey loves spending time with his 3 children and wife and is an avid Carlton Blues supporter.

Senior Legal Principal Consultant

Peter Falconer

Peter Falconer is a Senior Legal Principal Consultant who has been a highly regarded lawyer for 40 years, helping businesses and individuals in various aspects of law. He is renowned for being very approachable, with a sharp mind and praised for his practical approach in achieving client goals. Peter keeps himself busy in the practice areas of family law, Part IV applications and business law. Outside of practising law, Peter enjoys a good drop of gin and travelling with his wife.


Senior Legal Consultant

Dickson Ting

Dickson completed his Law (honours) degree from Monash University and Product Management course from General Assembly.

He enjoys practising in personal affairs, estates and business law. He also loves learning new things especially technology and investments related. Dickson can communicate with clients in Mandarin, Malay and Cantonese. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors and volunteers in multiple capacities at his church.


Principal Migration Law Consultant

Nick Katsis

As a Principal Migration Law Consultant and Advisor (MARN 0746696), success and results have formed the backbone of his business and reputation within the migration sector for over 13 years. Nick receives great satisfaction when assisting clients to navigate the migration legal minefield, from temporary to permanent residency pathways. Nick has extensive education, business and corporate experience spanning 30 years and he prides himself on exceeding all levels of service by providing a comprehensive, professional, ethical, efficient and personalised service. He is also bound by, and must adhere to, The Code of Conduct for registered migration agents which can be found here . In his spare time Nick enjoys martial arts and organising a good lamb spit roast for family and friends.


Senior Legal Principal Consultant

Pana Andropoulos

Pana graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Laws.

Early in her career she worked in the Office of the Victorian Government Solicitor and then the Australian Government Solicitor’s Office. From there she entered private practice and has for the most part since 1992 been a principal of her own firm.

Her main areas commercial law, contractual disputes, commercial leasing, family law (including intervention order applications), Wills and Probate and criminal law. She practices in all jurisdictions and appears before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts as well as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

She is fluent in the Greek language and was formerly a teacher of Greek.

Pana has a particular interest in Australian indigenous art and enjoys travelling and gardening.


Principal Consultant for Global Expansion

Chris Stock

Chris Stock is an accomplished CEO with an extensive background in the legal technology industry. As the founder and CEO of CGS Advisory, a leading consulting firm specializing in global corporate expansion, Chris is committed to helping businesses accelerate their operations in new markets. Throughout his career, Chris has held significant CEO roles in notable companies such as LEAP, PCLaw Time Matters, ElderCounsel, and WealthCounsel.

During his tenure as CEO of LEAP, Chris led the company’s growth and development, establishing it as a leading provider of legal practice management software. At PCLaw Time Matters, he played a pivotal role in enhancing the efficiency and productivity of legal professionals by refining the firm’s practice management and billing software solutions. In his CEO roles at ElderCounsel and WealthCounsel, Chris drove both organizations to excel in their respective markets by providing top-tier estate planning and elder law services.

With over 22 years of experience managing the growth of organizations across the US, UK, and Canada, Chris has developed expertise in strategy, mergers, and acquisitions. His proven track record in successfully planning and executing various transactions has made him a sought-after consultant for companies looking to expand internationally.

CGS Advisory offers a wide range of services, including market entry strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and operational optimization. By leveraging his industry experience and ability to foster a culture of creativity and innovation, Chris ensures that CGS Advisory provides top-notch services tailored to each client’s specific needs.

In addition to his business pursuits, Chris is passionate about community service and chairs the A Second U Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports ex-offenders in achieving financial independence and reducing recidivism. His LinkedIn profile can be found at

In-House Accountant

Abby Dia

Abby is our in-house accountant, with over 5 years’ experience as an accountant.. She is a whizz at Xero, MYOB, Microsoft AX Dynamics, Microsoft D365, Odoo and Dear systems. Abby

Abby has a passion in singing. Loves travelling with friends and family.

Senior Paralegal

Louis Galpo

Louis is an enthusiastic paralegal with a substantial 9 years’ experience in the Australian legal industry. He consistently demonstrates his passion about law, legal technology innovation and process expertise in providing invaluable support to legal professionals and facilitating the smooth legal workflow.

Possessing a bachelor’s degree in business management, Louis has developed a deep knowledge of Australian legal systems, regulations, and practices, ensuring compliance and accuracy in all legal documentation and processes and effectively amalgamate himself with the emerging legal technologies.

Outside of work, you can find Louis being in the ocean and under the heat of the sun as he is fond of sports fishing, surfing and paddleboarding. He is also a practitioner of Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiujitsu


Ariana Janelle Caraan

I’m Ariana Janelle Caraan, and I love working with people. I’m a solution-oriented problem solver with four years of experience in executive positions and support. In the Philippines, I am also a certified Paralegal. I like to join an organization that provides challenges and opportunities.

I find my greatest joy in the simple pleasures of life. I have a strong bond with my siblings. When I’m not with them, you’ll often find me exploring the great outdoors. Whether it’s free diving, conquering challenging hiking trails, or enjoying a friendly game of volleyball, I’m always in my element when I’m outside. Nature is my sanctuary, and I’m constantly seeking new adventures to embrace the beauty of the world around me.

Executive Assistant

Andrea Jardinico

Andrea is the Virtual Executive Assistant. She remotely supports the day-to-day administrative, internal, and some external communications. Andrea has 8+ years of executive and administrative experience and has worked in Dubai and the Philippines working collaboratively with C-level executives.

In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and watching Korean dramas and karaoke.”

Accounts Manager

Sev Domantay

Sev is our dedicated account manager who ensures clients are always kept up to date. Sev has a strong background in client management and relationships, having previously worked and managed in large enterprises. Sev is a dedicated mother who is passionate about all things fashion. Sev loves spending time with family along with travelling around the world, when the opportunity presents itself.


Johann & Dani

The earlier reviews were spot on. Both my wife and I were first time buyers, and we can both say that the team from Domantay Legal really took a lot of pressure off us, where utmost responsive, and provided the best support and guidance possible in this jungle called property investment. Working especially with Dwayne was a pleasure, he always kept us on top of things and was reachable at any time for a call. Great experience and we would definitely recommend their services to anyone.

Clinton Bowditch

Complete newbie at buying a business. Jan and Dwayne had my back and guided us through the whole process picking out any problems, while making sure the vendor was playing ball. So pleased that I was told about them. Thank you to the whole team... Cheers. Clinton


Highly recommend Jan, Sarah and the team. They are supportive, patient, understanding and very responsive. Really helped me through a difficult purchase of a business with integrity and compassion.


Thank you for your great support throughout my financial settlement. Very happy customer. Your compassion and fantastic service eased the hard process of separation. Highly recommend Jan, Sarah and the team.
Domantay Legal has assisted us in a couple of property transactions and they always deliver. Jan, Dwayne and Sarah made the whole process so easy from start to finish. Best solicitor in town!


A huge thanks to Sarah, Dwayne and your team for a professional, friendly and efficient service. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Domantay Legal on the sale of my house and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services and engaging you again in the future.

Luke Hsu

A very big thank you to Sarah, Dwayne and Jan for the excellent service. They made the entire process simple, were a pleasure to deal with and were extremely prompt to respond to all enquiries.

Valerie And Darren

On behalf of myself and Darren, we would like to say a big THANK was the smoothest/efficient settlement that I have experienced (especially during an unprecedented time during COVID). So thank you to all of the team! We will definitely recommend your services to our family and friends.Valerie & Darren


We had Sarah as our rep when we were selling our house. She was awesome. Quick to respond to any question and very friendly