Meet the Team

Michael Fox TBA Law

Michael has extensive legal and commercial experience across a variety of industries and is focused on providing clients with practical solutions supported by legal documentation that works in practice. His time as a corporate lawyer in large Australian ASX listed companies provided a grounding in both large-scale projects and pragmatic outcomes. 

Michael’s work has included: 

  • Listing an ASX listed company’s securities on the New York, French and German stock exchanges. 
  • Negotiating and documenting the acquisition of $1B of aircraft for a large Australian airline. 
  • Cross border finance agreements 
  • Large property subdivisions  

In addition to the above, Michael has also undertaken work in the areas of property, sales and purchases of businesses, commercial agreements, leasing and commercial and property-based litigation. 

Michael will “cut through the noise” to deliver value adding solutions to all of his clients. 

Since establishing TBA Law in 2012, Jacqui has become an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates, as well as a Collaborative Practitioner, and has written and published three books: ‘In Case of Emergency; a practical guide for young families in the case of injury or death’,  ‘Death and Social Media, a guide to your digital estate planning’, and ‘The Sandwich Generation’.

She has a Bachelor of  Laws, Bachelor of Accounting, Advanced Diploma in Taxation Law, Graduate Certificate in Applied Law (In House), and an Applied Masters in Law majoring in Wills and Estates. Jacqui is a Law Institute Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates.

Jacqui has been a finalist in the Sole Practitioner category for Women In Law in 2016, and is a current finalist in the Regional Firm of the Year in the Australasian Law Awards 2017, and the Law Institute of Victoria legal awards.

Jacqui is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, Victorian Women Lawyers, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, HerBusiness, Business in Heels, the UN Women National Committee Australia, WOW Women, and Professional Speakers Australia.

Sarah is a Seymour native, growing up on a farm just out of town. Completing her Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University in 2018, she is excited to return to the region to begin her legal career.

In her spare time, Sarah likes to read as many books as possible, spend time with family and friends and spending time on the farm.

Karen is a client-focused and dedicated lawyer joining the TBA Law team in 2022. Karen has a strong passion for helping clients with legal issues that are meaningful and personal to them. After graduating from her Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at the Australian National University (ANU) in 2017, Karen has since worked in private practice in Estate law and as a duty lawyer in Family Violence and Personal Safety Intervention Orders. She works in Family Law, Intervention Orders and Wills & Estate law at TBA Law.

Contributing and connecting with the community is at the core of Karen’s commitment to legal work. Karen is compassionate when listening to the difficult circumstances of her clients and takes the time to ensure her clients understand the legal process and advice given. She takes a detailed approach to her legal work and gives your documents the care and attention they require to take the stress off you! Karen shares her effervescent positive spirit with colleagues in the office and is resilient in the face of challenges.

Even though she has only recently called country Victoria home, she can’t imagine living without the seeing the changing colours of paddocks and fruit orchards on her way to work. On the weekend, Karen is pottering around her home garden and taking her time browsing local markets for something new to grow or cook. Karen likes to think she takes the same generosity and determination to her legal work as she does to her love for cooking. Someday in the (near) future, she hopes to visit Julia Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian and see the Big Apple!

Having a successful career as a lawyer in the Philippines, Ivy decided to migrate to Australia and update all her qualifications. She brings her experience from across multiple jurisdictions and her significant empathy to TBA Law in Nagambie.

Talia lives between Kilmore and Tooborac, and works from our Seymour, Nagambie and Romsey offices. She is currently studying law.

Ailene Velasco

Ailene finished her Bachelor Degree in Law in the Philippines. She worked for long-established law firms locally before she went global as a corporate paralegal/ legal assistant from mid to large size organizations in countries like US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, India and Singapore. She has more than 20 years’ experience in various areas of the law, particularly corporate matters and transactions, formation, compliance, court litigation from pretrial discovery and deposition summary to trial proper. At present she wants to primarily focus on Estate Planning.

She joined TBA in 2019 until 2020. She re-joined in 2023 where she is thrilled to provide the team a high-quality support in variety of tasks, including maintaining and organising files, conducting legal research and drafting documents.

Stevie lives in Seymour with her serving Defence Force husband and their pets, having previously been living in Darwin on their last posting.

Annaliese lives in Seymour with her Fiancé and three adorable dogs. She has recently just changed from her previous career to come and join the team here at TBA Law.