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Morgan Alteruthemeyer Legal Group

Commercial & Migration Lawyers, Fremantle Western Australia

Astute business owners and professionals recognise the importance of a legal partner who understands their unique situation.  At Morgan Alteruthemeyer Legal Group, our lawyers work harder to understand your unique circumstances, challenges and goals so that we can tailor your advice to help you achieve the best possible outcomes.

We listen to what our clients want and help them to achieve their commercial objectives, with clear, concise and cost-effective advice.

We have earned a track record for success in resolving workplace disputes, migration applications, commercial litigation, building disputes and liquor licensing issues. We also provide advice and services regarding estate planning and disputes, debt recovery, property settlements and strata titles.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law

Including contractual disputes, corporations law advice, partnerships, leasing, loan agreements, joint venture agreements, franchising, licencing and intellectual property…read more

Workplace Law

Including employment agreements; OHS advice; court, tribunal and commission representation; workplace matters and post-employment restraint issues…read more

Migration to Australia

Including advice on all classes of visas; migration applications and employer sponsored migration. ..read more

Debt Control

Debt recovery and control for businesses and organisations of all sizes …read more

Building & Construction

Including project developments, building copyright issues and building complaints…read more

Lifecare Law

Covering Wills; Enduring Powers of Attorney; guardianship; inheritance claim; instructions by executors; family trusts; testamentary trusts; property co-ownership; life tenancies; and retirement home issues….read more

Court Representation

Representation  in the Supreme, Federal, District and Magistrates Courts as well as in various State and Federal commissions and tribunals…read more

Liquor Licensing

Including dealing with matters arising  under the Liquor Control Act 1998 (WA) and/or applications for liquor licensing …read more

Sale of Business

Including contract drafting and advice; due diligence assistance; business settlements; and project management of the transaction……read more

Property Law & Settlements

Settlement and conveyancing of commercial and residential properties…read more

Social Media & Privacy Law

Including preparation and review of social media and privacy policies and advice on obligations…read more

Strata Titles

Including drafting strata plan management statements, arranging new titles for strata plan sub-divisions, advising developers in strata plan developments and representing strata owners….read more

What makes us different

Multilingual Services

We are pleased to offer our clients a range of multilingual services.  Our team are able to communicate in  English, German and Mandarin

Personalised Advice

We tailor our advice and representation to your particular needs.

Strategic Experience

We know where the potential landmines lie in business and other transactions, so we draft our agreements to avoid future litigation.

Meet The Team

Stefan Alteruthemeyer

Stefan Alteruthemeyer


LLB, Public Notary, Migration Agent (MARN 9687387)

Barrister & Solicitor Admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia

Stefan is our most experienced lawyer and migration agent.  As a commercial litigator for over 25 years, Stefan is committed to providing robust, incisive and practical legal advice.  As a migration agent for over 16 years, Stefan is very aware of the ever-changing nature of migration policy and regulations and their impact on prospective 457, family or business migration visa applications.  Being fluent in German allows Stefan to also provide legal and migration assistance to members of the German community.

Matthew Morgan

Matthew Morgan


Barrister & Solicitor Admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia and High Court of Australia
Matthew heads up our broad range commercial division which provides advice to clients in building and construction, hotel and leisure, management consultation, fashion, product design and manufacture for both Australian and multi-national companies.  In working with clients Matthew believes that his role as a lawyer is to provide clear and direct commercial advice to clients based on a sound understanding of a client’s business and their objectives.

Spencer Lieberfreund

Spencer Lieberfreund


Barrister & Solicitor Admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia and High Court of Australia
Spencer joined us as an Articled Clerk in 2006.  Now, as a Principal and senior practitioner, Spencer’s areas of practise cover criminal law, civil litigation, building and construction, dispute resolution, debt recovery, mediation and both contested and non-contested estate administration matters.  Spencer regularly appears in the Federal Court, Supreme Court, District Court and Magistrate Court.

Bruce Linkermann

Bruce Linkermann



Bruce is a Lawyer who was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2019 and is part of our Commercial Litigation Team.  Since joining us in 2019 Bruce has developed his practice to assist clients navigating family and commercial disputes in the Magistrates, District, Supreme and Family Court.  Bruce prides himself on providing considered advice that has accounted for our clients’ needs and plausible strategies to achieve a beneficial outcome.

Thristan De Beer

Thristan De Beer



Thristan graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce in 2022 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia that same year.
Before joining Morgan Alteruthemeyer, Thristan gained practical experience through clerkships and paralegal positions with various law firms, government agencies, and the Magistrates Court.

He is committed to continuously developing his legal expertise and is dedicated to providing clients with sound and practical legal advice.

Cornelia Brauer

Cornelia Brauer



Cornelia brings a wealth of legal expertise to our commercial litigation team. Prior to joining Morgan Alteruthemeyer she practised as a lawyer in Germany before moving to Australia and graduating from Murdoch University with a LLB in 2018. Cornelia has provided representation and support to diverse clientele in areas ranging from contractual interpretation, construction disputes to misleading and deceptive conduct claims. She has appeared in the Magistrates, District, and Supreme Courts, as well as the State Administrative Tribunal and the Fair Work Commission.

Mukesh Dahiya

Mukesh Dahiya



Prior to embarking on his journey to become a lawyer, Mukesh worked with Department of Justice in Western Australia for two and half years. Mukesh is a Curtin University Law Graduate and was admitted as a Lawyer in 2021 in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Mukesh joined our commercial litigation team in 2024. Mukesh is committed to providing pragmatic solutions to complex problems. Apart from English, Mukesh is fluent in 3 other languages – Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu

Marie Berni

Marie Berni


Marie has 34 years’ experience in the UK and Perth.  She worked as Legal Executive in the UK primarily with litigation, estates and family lawyers and has worked as a Senior Legal Assistant since moving to Perth 19 years ago.  Marie is now a Paralegal working primarily in our estates department and assisting our litigation team.  Marie joined Morgan Alteruthemeyer in 2019 and is an invaluable asset to our team.
Zoe Christensen

Zoe Christensen

Legal Secretary

Zoe joined Morgan Alteruthemeyer in March 2022 and is now working as a Legal Secretary in our Litigation Department.  Zoe interests include motor sports and netball.  Zoe is a valued team member.
Caylin Patten

Caylin Patten


Caylin is our Receptionist and Administration Assistant.  She has a Cert III in Business Administration (Legal) and a Cert IV in Legal Services. Caylin has been involved in mock trials and debating and is keen to continue her studies to become a solicitor.  Caylin will be the first person you speak to when you contact us, and her bright and bubbly personality makes her ideal in this position.

Law Updates

From time to time we issue a Law Update on areas of law which we think are of interest to you.  We aim to keep the Law Update brief and relevant to you.  If you wish to get on our emailing list to receive the Law Update please send us an email and we will take care of the rest.

Detailed below is a selection of recent Law Updates.

Pathways to Overseas Workers

In 2022 Australia will continue to re-open to the world. As we enter into a new phase of living with COVID-19 and its variants a primary concern of both business and government is ensuring businesses have the workforce to cope with the current and future demands...

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Employment Law & COVID

We recently successfully represented an employer in an unfair dismissal case in the Fair Work Commission (‘FWC’) see Kieran Knight v One Key resources (Mining) Pty Ltd T/A One Key Resources [2020] FWC 3324 (link to the FWC commission site...

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Crowd-sourced funding legislation changes

Crowdfunding may offer a viable alternative for companies seeking to raise capital. The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 amends the Corporations Act 2001, and makes minor amendments to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001, to provide a legislative framework for crowd-sourced funding

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Draft Reforms to Strata Titles in WA

Over recent times we have been involved with several strata title matters ranging from drafting strata plan management statements, arranging new titles for strata plan sub-divisions, advising developer in strata plan developments and representing strata owners in the...

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Changes to the 457 Visa Program

On 18 April 2017 the Australian Government announced changes to the Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 Visa category.  There will be a staged removal of the Subclass 457 Visa and by March 2018 this single visa will be replaced by a two stream Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa category.

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How We Charge

Before we start, and while we work with you, we make it a priority that you are fully informed of how you are charged for the legal and migration services we provide.

Our written Costs Agreement complies with the Legal Profession Act (2008) WA and the Legal Profession Regulations (2009).

Where possible we will also provide our clients with the option of Fixed Fee Services or Hourly Rate Charging.

Don’t let the issue of costs prevent you from contacting us.  Contact us and let’s see how we can help you first.

Contact Us

Morgan Alteruthemeyer
Suite 2
4 Adelaide Street
Fremantle WA 6160

PO Box 1387
Fremantle WA 6959

Ph: +61 8 9336 7511
Fax: +61 8 9430 6117
Email: info@ma.legal

Morgal Alteruthemeyer - 2/4 Adelaide Street, Fremantle