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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.

Samantha Humberstone

Samantha Humberstone

Senior Solicitor


Samantha obtained her Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University in 2015 and was admitted to practice the following year.

She specialises in commercial law, property law, debt collection, insolvency and employment law, and has a strong litigious background with a thorough knowledge of Court procedures, having appeared in the Magistrates, District, Supreme and Federal Courts, and the Fair Work Commission.

Samantha takes a practical and collaborative approach to helping her clients avoid and resolve legal disputes.

Bruce Linkermann

Bruce Linkermann



Bruce graduated from Murdoch University in 2018 and has gained experience in commercial, criminal, family and inheritance law matters. Bruce’s primary focus now is in Commercial Law, he believes that an effective solicitor must understand their client’s needs in order to provide practical legal advice: understanding a client is the first step in providing accurate and considered advice.

Kathleen Temmen

Kathleen Temmen



Kathleen started her career in the settlement and conveyancing industry over 15 years ago, while mainly specialising in the rural and agricultural sector.

Kathleen graduated from Murdoch University in 2018 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2019. Since being admitted Kathleen has primarily practised in the following areas commercial, finance, employment law and property matters.

Nadja Alteruthemeyer

Nadja Alteruthemeyer

Settlement Agent

Nadja has over 12 years’ experience in the settlement and conveyancing industry. Her personalised approach and up to date professional service ensures that her clients enjoy the experience and are satisfied with the outcome. Nadja has gained significant experience in residential, rural and commercial settlements as well as subdivisions. Her attention to detail and resilience in overcoming obstacles provides the best possible, hassle-free settlement experience for her clients. It is a testament to this service that a significant part of her business is based upon return clients and referrals.

Nadja is a Certified Practising Conveyancer (CPC). Certified Practising Conveyancers are recognised for their knowledge and professional service to a recognised standard throughout Australia.

Rebecca Lockey

Rebecca Lockey

Senior Legal Assistant

Rebecca has worked as a Senior Legal Assistant for over 30 years and joined Morgan Alteruthemeyer in 2017. Prior to joining us she worked for over 7 years supporting Bunbury’s largest law firm. Rebecca is an invaluable part of our team.

Marie Berni

Marie Berni

Senior Legal Assistant

Marie has worked as a legal secretary for 32 years in the UK and Perth, having moved to Australia 16 years ago.  During that time, she has supported solicitors in law firms of all sizes with the majority of her experience being in litigation.  Marie joined Morgan Alteruthemeyer in 2019 and is an invaluable asset to our team.

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