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Childcare

Uncomplicated, Expert Advice.

Hitch Advisory are industry experts in the area of Childcare legal compliance and acquisitions as well as the sale and acquisition of childcare portfolios.

Childcare

Childcare

Australia’s Leading Childcare Law Firm

Hitch Advisory are proud to be trusted advisors to national childcare operators and are widely regarded as experts in childcare legal compliance and acquisitions. Having handled some of Australia’s largest portfolio disposals.

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  • Nick Hitchens

    Nick Hitchens

    Principal

    Nick Hitchens

    Principals

    Nick Hitchens

    Principal

    BIOGRAPHY

    Nick Hitchens is a key advisor to a range of Australian and International businesses.

    He has assisted hundreds of business owners seeking investment, divestment or acquisition with a transaction history totalling $500m+.

    Nick Hitchens is an expert in advising on Shareholder and Partnership Arrangements and all other commercial contracts.

    He brings a contemporary competitive approach to business and legal services. In his downtime, Nick Hitchens likes breathing the fresh air in Tassie, Crossfit and travelling the globe.

  • Paul Henry

    Paul Henry

    Principal

    Paul Henry

    Principals

    Paul Henry

    Principal

    BIOGRAPHY

    Paul Henry leads the Hitch Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions practice. He has more than 10 years’ worth of corporate and commercial experience advising clients across a variety of industries and deal sizes. Paul also has an Executive MBA and experience working in-house so he prides himself on understanding each business he works with to ensure that advice is both legally sound and commercially pragmatic. Away from work, Paul can usually be found near a sporting field, brewing his own beer or enjoying time with the family.

  • Lazar Krstic

    Lazar Krstic

    Principal

    Lazar Krstic

    Principals

    Lazar Krstic

    Principal

    BIOGRAPHY

    Lazar Krstic acts for individuals and organisations of all sizes, assisting with their start-up, transactional and dispute resolution requirements. Lazar oversees both contentious and non-contentious matters, with a particular interest in mergers & acquisitions, Competition and Consumer Law and general business and transactional matters. Lazar has extensive litigation experience, having appeared in various jurisdictions throughout Australia.

    In 2020, Lazar was listed as a finalist in the Australian Lawyers Weekly – 30 Under 30 Awards (Commercial Law).

    Outside of the office, he attends the gym regularly, passionately supports Chelsea Football Club and recharges his batteries by travelling the world.

  • Hayley Hewitt

    Hayley Hewitt

    Special Counsel

    Hayley Hewitt

    Principals

    Hayley Hewitt

    Special Counsel

    BIOGRAPHY

    Hayley Hewitt acts for a diverse client base in a range of industries, including advising Australia’s largest travel retailers, childcare operators, and property developers.

    Hayley is an expert in property related transactions including the sale and purchase of both residential and commercial properties, development projects, and commercial and retail leasing.

    Hayley also has extensive experience advising clients in a range of commercial transactions, with a particular focus on the childcare industry. As a result of her strong understanding of the childcare industry, Hayley regularly advises on the sale and purchase of childcare centres, together with the sale, purchase and/or leasing of land which is used or intended to be used for a childcare business.

    Taking a practical approach to her work, Hayley is committed to developing and maintaining strong relationships with her clients to achieve their legal needs.

    Outside of work, Hayley Hewitt enjoys relaxing at the beach, socialising, and learning Portuguese.

  • Benjamin Tran

    Benjamin Tran

    Senior Associate

    Benjamin Tran

    Principals

    Benjamin Tran

    Senior Associate

    BIOGRAPHY

    Benjamin Tran acts for an extensive range of individuals and corporations across different industries. In addition to general commercial law, Benjamin is particularly skilled in facilitating complex commercial and property transactions and takes a pragmatic approach when managing client needs.

    In his spare time, Benjamin enjoys traversing around Australia and the rest of the world in search of excellent restaurants and bars and is particularly fond of Japan

  • Nikola Radovic

    Nikola Radovic

    Lawyer

    Nikola Radovic

    Principals

    Nikola Radovic

    Lawyer

    BIOGRAPHY

    Nikola is a lawyer in the General Commercial team and assists in the provision of advice on mergers & acquisitions, commercial disputes and general contractual matters.

    Having previously worked in-house advising leading Australian and international corporations, Nik has a strong understanding of how business works and implements a practical approach to everyday advice.

    Outside of the office, Nik enjoys weightlifting, boxing, and playing guitar.

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