Our Team

Marie Fedorov

Director

Marie Fedorov is the Director of Fedorov Lawyers and Family Mediation Station.

Marie brings to the firm an innovative way of thinking especially when it comes to family and relationship law. With training in collaborative law, Marie offers a unique approach to family law matters focusing on out of Court resolution to stop the heartache so that her clients can move on with their lives.

Marie also has extensive experience appearing in both children’s and property proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court as well as assisting people through the Domestic Violence Specialty Court process.

Marie has completed a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Biological Sciences in Sydney, the Master of Applied Law (Family Law) at the College of Law and is trained in Collaborative Law.

Marie is a great listener and treats her Client’s legal problems with the same care and energy as she would her own. Combined with a friendly, courteous nature and an intuitive attention to detail, Marie is not only dedicated to understanding Client’s needs but is also dedicated to providing professional advice to Clients in a timely and cost effective fashion. Marie is hands down one of the top female lawyers on the Gold Coast.

Currently a member of the Queensland Law Society, BNI, LBD Group and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

In her spare time, Marie loves spending time with her husband and two little boys, cooking, yoga and boxing to keep fit.

Natasha Orr

Senior Family Lawyer

Natasha completed a Bachelor of Laws, graduating with Honours from Bond University in 2010. Since that time Natasha has worked exclusively in family law. Prior to commencing at Fedorov Lawyers, Natasha worked for six years at another specialist family law firm on the Gold Coast.

Natasha assists Clients with all aspects of family law including Financial Agreements, property settlement, divorce and parenting cases. She has a particular interest in alternate dispute resolution which can often achieve a more efficient, discreet and harmonious resolution for Clients.

Natasha has developed a great working relationship with many professionals including Accountants, Valuers, Financial Planners, Family Report Writers, other Lawyers and Counsel to ensure her Clients receive the best advice and guidance they need.

Natasha is also a member of a number of professional organisations including the Queensland Law Society, Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland, Law Council of Australia and the Gold Coast District Law Association.

In her spare time, Natasha enjoys spending time with family and friends and travelling.

Michael Benedetti

Family Lawyer and Domestic Violence Expert

Michael was born and raised in a small town in the north-eastern region of Veneto, Italy to an Italian father and an Iranian mother, as such he is fluent in both Italian and English and has basic knowledge of Farsi (Iranian). He moved to the Gold Coast in 2007 to undertake his Tertiary education studies in law at Bond University. He graduated in December 2011 with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB). He is presently a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association (FLPA).

Michael has been practising extensively in the area of Family Law since his admission to the Supreme Court of Queensland in October 2012 and joined Fedorov Lawyers in May 2016. During the course of his career he has been exposed to a variety of matters, both children and property, acting on behalf of Clients from all sorts of socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicity, race and religion and worked on a wide variety of matters from challenging parenting and domestic violence matters to complex property settlements.

Having worked at a highly-reputable and specialised family law boutique firm previously, Michael has acquired the technical skills and knowledge to guide you through any steps of your matter at whatever stage of the process. Michael is a competent and capable advocate with experience appearing in the Federal Circuit and Family Courts, as well as in the State Courts on domestic violence matters. Michael also has a passion for alternate dispute resolution methods and can assist you if you intend or are required to attend Mediations or other forms of dispute resolution.

In his spare time Michael loves spending time with his family and playing soccer. He is also an active volunteer in the community, taking part in community-building activities and programs on weekends.

Rachel Rowlands

Family Lawyer

Rachel has been practising exclusively in the area of Family Law since her admission to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2011. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Bachelor of International Business (BIntBus) from Griffith University.

Prior to commencing at Fedorov Lawyers, Rachel worked at another specialist law firm on the Gold Coast for approximately 5 years. During this time Rachel has maintained her passion for working with clients to achieve the best possible outcomes. Rachel enjoys all areas of Family Law, however, has a particular interest in assisting with property and parenting matters.

In her spare time Rachel likes spending time with her husband, her 3 young children and friends. Rachel also likes cooking and keeping fit and active.

Nadja Khelifi

Family Lawyer

Nadja was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in December 2016. Prior to joining Fedorov Lawyers as a Family Lawyer in 2017, Nadja gained valuable experience in litigation, commercial, corporate and property law.

After undertaking international legal studies at Stockholm University in Sweden and studies in law and psychology at La Trobe University, Nadja accepted a scholarship from Bond University and completed a Bachelor of Laws with Honours.

Nadja is a dedicated legal practitioner with frequent involvement in legal aid matters and volunteer community legal services.

In her spare time, Nadja enjoys yoga, music, travel and exploring the latest attractions of the Coast accompanied by family and friends.

Laurence Wilson

Senior Lawyer

Larry has over 25 years experience in Commercial Law, Property Law, Estate Planning and Deceased Estates. He joined Fedorov Lawyers in July 2013.

Whether you are buying or selling a business or property, need a new will or some help with administering a deceased estate or wish to contest the deceased estate of a loved one, Larry can help you with the process.

In his spare time Larry likes to play golf and spend time with his lovely wife Jennifer.

Kristy Collins

Senior Lawyer

Kristy completed her Bachelor of Laws at QUT and has over 10 years experience in Commercial Law, Property Law, Estate Planning and Deceased Estates with the majority of this time spent practising on the Southern end of the Gold Coast. She joined Fedorov Lawyers in 2017.

Whether you are looking to purchase a business or commercial premises, sell your business, lease new premises or establish a structure to operate your commercial activities through, Kristy has the expertise to assist you. Additionally, Kristy can work with you to ensure your Estate planning documentation is up to date and reflects the assets you have in place. She can also provide assistance with any Estate administration matters you may have.

In her spare time, Kristy loves spending time with her young daughter, family and friends and likes to keep fit and active.

Maria Perkins

Practice Manager

Maria is the Practice Manager at Fedorov Lawyers. She has worked in the legal industry for over thirty-five years for firms in Auckland, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. These firms have ranged from small boutique firms to large international law firms with offices throughout Australia and Asia.

After work and on the weekends Maria enjoys swimming, playing and umpiring netball.

Michelle Walker

Legal Assistant

Michelle moved from Ireland to the Gold Coast with her family in 2006. She has worked with both Solicitors and Barristers for over 20 years. She has an extensive knowledge in the areas of Wills and Estates, Conveyancing, Property and Family Law. Michelle has a particular interest in Succession Law.

Michelle is a Commissioner for Declarations. In her spare time, Michelle likes to spend time with family and friends, upcycle old furniture, travel and attend live music venues, in particular Blues music.

Whitney Davis

Legal Assistant

Whitney has recently joined us from the beautiful Top End of Australia, Darwin. She has 8 years’ experience working in a range of Law firms with most of her knowledge based in the Family Law area.

Whitney is the PA for Marie Fedorov and Michael Benedetti.

Originally from New Zealand, Whitney enjoys the beautiful weather that Queensland has to offer. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys spending time with her young family walking their 2 dogs, camping, swimming and listening to good music.

Erin McEvoy

Law Clerk

Erin is our Law Clerk at Fedorov Lawyers. She is young, ready and passionate about law and is currently studying her Bachelor of Laws at Bond University. After spending her first year out of school working and travelling she is ready to see what the law industry has to offer for her future.

Erin spends her own time down at the beach, out with friends and playing netball.

Annette Bell

Receptionist

Annette is our Receptionist at Fedorov Lawyers and has lived on the Gold Coast for over 20 years. She has previously worked in the legal field as a Receptionist and Secretary in Sydney. Most recently she has worked in her family business. On weekends Annette enjoys spending time with her 3 children, catching up for a coffee and chat with friends, walking, swimming and relaxing at the beach

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