We are social entrepreneurs who believe that doing well and doing good are not separate ideals. Our team shares the same values and philosophies on life, business and the community which led to the creation of Purpose Law.
Geoff Donovan B. Juris, LLB
FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
Geoff has extensive legal experience acting for commercial and not-for-profit clients, including private and publicly listed companies, insurers, insurance brokers, SMEs, partnerships, business owners and charities. Geoff's area of expertise is commercial law, including disputes, contract drafting and interpretation, director's duties, governance and insurance. In the not-for-profit sector, Geoff previously held the honorary positions of Chair and Board Member with The Tipping Foundation, an organisation that provides support services for people with a disability and their families. Currently, Geoff is an honorary member of the Wisdom Council for The Gomo Foundation, an organisation which provides access to education for disadvantaged children, principally in Africa.
“I have been fortunate to have had a long and distinguished legal career throughout which I believed it was important to actively contribute to the community. Creating a law firm focused on the client experience and the joint creation of economic and social value through shared purpose has been a longstanding goal of mine.”
Angelica Donovan B.A (Psych Maj.)
Angelica has an extensive understanding of all aspects of commercial litigation and recovery portfolios. Angelica has worked in teams within the legal industry in large, mid-tier and small firms whilst studying at Melbourne University before joining Purpose Law. A significant focus for Angelica is maximising the use of current technologies to streamline the litigation recovery process. Angelica is also a champion for a law firm which is paperless.
“Automating the litigation and recovery process, and utilising cloud based technology whilst achieving great outcomes for clients is my passion. I joined Purpose Law because it is an innovative purpose driven law firm which challenges the status quo.”
Selcuk Gokmen LLB, BCom
Selcuk is a commercial lawyer with a focus on dispute resolution and litigation. Having developed commercial acumen working for small and large corporations, Selcuk approaches business and legal issues through a commercial lens. Selcuk collaborates with clients incorporating strategies to resolve contractual disputes (interpretation and anticipation of risk issues), commercial litigation (in courts and tribunals Australia wide) and issues requiring the provision of insurance related advice. Selcuk also has a community focus and is a volunteer with the AFL as a Multicultural Community Ambassador.
“I joined the Purpose Law team because it is committed to a socially conscious and purposeful ethos in advising and achieving outcomes for clients. My role as a lawyer is to understand clients and their businesses, and then collaborate on the agreed strategy to resolve legal issues thereby enabling those businesses to progress.”