Ilya is probably the first person to franchise a law firm in Australia. He loves entrepreneurial clients and revels in the challenges faced by businesses on a daily basis, whether with suppliers, competitors, landlords or staff. Ilya’s passion is solving the unsolvable and seeing his clients grow. His hobbies include property development, empire building and art house cinema.
Riva is our resident psychologist, rainmaker and boss. She has a proven track record of bringing to tears the toughest CEO’s of unionised construction firms and negotiating outcomes with positively unexpected recursions of win-win’s. Riva’s passion is the self actualisation of Furman+Furman staff, clients and courier delivery drivers.
Valerie is the most overqualified paralegal in town. She speaks 4 languages, is a qualified solicitor, and has decades of experience working with the most unreasonable of bosses. Despite, or perhaps because of all that, Val knows how to get things done.
When not working, Valerie likes to think that she has time to spend with her family and at our local Brighton Palace cinemas.
Effie is the conveyancer’s conveyancer. She won’t say for how long. Nor will she divulge how many thousand clients have bought, sold, subdivided, off the planned or willed and estated their residential, commercial or industrial property with Effie’s help, but we feel the depth of Effie’s experience when the lawyers tell her how to do something she disagrees with.