About Us

Who are we?

McKenzie Lawyers (Previously Versace McKenzie Lawyers) is a fast growing & dynamic firm with offices in Katoomba & Sydney CBD.

Our mission is to provide our client with high-quality, personalised and cost-effective legal services.

We understand that in our competitive environment, time is always of an essence. So at McKenzie Lawyers we ensure all enquiries are attended to within 24 hours.

Since that time the firm has grown into a fully integrated law firm providing a wide range of legal services to its clients, including Property Law & Conveyancing, Wills & Estates, Debt Recovery’ Family Law & General Litigation, Commercial & Corporate.

Our area of expertise includes:

How do we differ from other firms?

We understand some of the concerns that you may have when engaging a law firm when it comes to cost. In answer to those concerns, we have introduced the “fixed-fee arrangement” incentive for many of the services that we provided.

That way, you can be assured that there will be NO HIDDEN COST and NO SUPRISES when it comes to the Bills and you will be in control of your legal cost from Day One.

So what type of services do we provide a fixed fee arrangement?

  • Property Law and Conveyancing – Purchase & Sale of Real Property
  • Wills – Drafting Wills; Powers of Attorney; Enduring Guardians; Obtaining Probate
  • Family Law – Divorce Application, Property Settlement Agreements & Parenting Agreements’
  • Commercial and Corporate – Purchase / Sale of Business

Complimentary first consultation
If you have any questions about our service or want to know more about how we can assist you, why not come in for an obligation-free first consultation with one of our lawyers.

Contact McKenzie to arrange your consultation today, call 02 4704 4310 or 02 8014 5829.

Our Approach

We aim to be practical, skilful, trustworthy, forceful, efficient, responsive, resourceful, imaginative, approachable, and to provide representation suited to your needs. Our experienced and specialist lawyers offer:

Our Values

In our business decisions and in all interactions with our clients, stakeholders, community and each other, we value:

Our Lawyers

Dean McKenzie – Principal

Dean was admitted as a Solicitor in 1999.

Dean is a litigation and dispute resolution expert with considerable experience in a wide range of commercial disputes. Dean has acted for large insurance companies and mercantile agencies and has represented his clients in the Local, District, Supreme and Federal Courts.

Dean also has extensive experience in the practice area of property law and has worked as an Accredited Mortgage Broker, with notable experience in the conveyancing of both residential and commercial properties.

Dean maintains a close relationship with all his clients and is passionate in assisting them in achieving commercially desirable outcomes quickly and cost-effectively.

Geoff Versace – Consultant

Geoff was admitted as a Solicitor in 1989.

Geoff is regarded as a pre-eminent practitioner in commercial litigation and insolvency. He has acted in a number of high profile matters and has assisted his clients in obtaining favourable outcomes in the District, Supreme and Federal Courts, including (but not limited to):

  • HP Mercantile Pty Ltd; In the Matter of Tumut River Orchard Management Ltd (in Liq); In the matter of Meribah Investment Pty Ltd (in Liq); v Tumut River Orchard Management Ltd (in Liq) [2009] FCA 1456 (Federal Court proceedings)
  • Turco v HP Mercantile Pty Ltd; Marinelli v HP Mercantile Pty Ltd; Turco v HP Mercantile Pty Ltd (No 2) [2009] NSWCA 209 (Supreme Court, Court of Appeal proceedings)

Geoff is also particularly knowledgeable and experienced in alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and expert neutral determination in achieving timely and cost-effective results for his clients.

Geoff has also completed the Customs Brokering course and has extensive knowledge and experience in Custom Brokering and International Trades.