Principals

Bevan Mailman

Managing Principal and Director

Bevan Mailman is a corporate lawyer with expertise in commercial transactions, corporate advisory and corporate structuring with over 15 years’ experience.

Bevan has held several legal positions with leading law firms and companies and was previously the founder and managing director of Mailman & Associates, a 100 per cent Indigenous-owned corporate and commercial law firm.

He has considerable experience in the not-for-profit/charities sector having held several directorships. Previous peak professional bodies include The Law Council of Australia and the Law Institute of Victoria advising on numerous issues including native title, sentencing, constitutional recognition, the Northern Territory’s “National Emergency Response” and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Bevan is also an alumnus of Norton Rose Fulbright, where he engaged in various business units including property and construction, dispute resolution, statutory inquiries, and environment and planning.

Bevan holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and has studied at Kellogg School of Management (US), and Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany).

Brian Bero

Principal and Director

Brian Bero is a commercial lawyer who has advised corporations like Telstra, Oracle and Qantas on general and commercial legal matters including litigation, negotiations and compliance.

He has strong experience in the telecommunications and information technology industries and has represented leading banks, technology and telecommunication companies, airlines and government authorities on a range of complex issues such as IP assignments and licenses, customer and supplier agreements, advice around technology matters, privacy compliance issues and more. He has worked across NSW, Queensland and Victoria.

Brian has also worked in the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Victoria, the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and Gilbert+Tobin Lawyers.

Brian is currently a director on the Board of Community Housing Ltd and has held directorships at the National Indigenous Lawyers Corporation of Australia, Lagaw Kodo Mir Torres Strait Islander Corporate Resource and Cultural Centre, Indigenous lawyers and law student associations in both NSW and Victoria and the Collingwood Industrial Magpies. Brian is a Meriam (Torres Strait Islander) man and is passionate about Indigenous self-determination and socially responsible economic development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.