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Biography

Stephen is a senior manager of the Restructuring & Recovery division in Melbourne and an ARITA professional member.

He has over 11 years of experience in assisting with the provision of advice to individuals and corporations, creditors, and government agencies, with a focus on practical and commercial solutions.

Solutions Stephen providesStephen Alevras

Stephen can assist with a wide range of recovery solutions, whether this be an informal, scope specific engagement, or in the form of an external administration as governed by the bankruptcy and corporations legislation.

His specialisations include voidable transaction claims, solvency reviews, bankruptcies and personal insolvency agreements, voluntary windings up and windings up by the court, receiverships and other controllerships, voluntary administrations with a view to executing a deed of company arrangement, and investigative accountant and forensic roles.

Significant projects

  • Conducting complex investigations and pursuing litigation actions, including:
  • planning and supervision of proceedings against approximately 70 preferred creditors, which were being case managed as part of a group proceeding, to set aside as voidable transactions payments of more than $50 million; and
  • obtaining funding from ASIC’s Assetless Administration Fund to carry out investigations and obtain evidence to establish breaches of directors’ obligations, prepare supplementary Section 533 reports and obtain director bannings.
  • Producing Section 439A reports to creditors for voluntary administrations of listed corporations and large corporate groups.
  • Determining whether security interests have been perfected and fall within the definition of Personal Property Securities Act retention of title property, or whether the collateral is available for a liquidator to distribute.
  • Reviewing discrepancies in valuations and sales of equipment and goodwill to establish whether a contract of sale is voidable as an uncommercial transaction.
  • Taking a leading role in the conduct of the trade-on of listed corporations and large corporate groups in voluntary administration.

Memberships

  • Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Professional (RITP), Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Member, Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)

Registrations

  • Australian legal practitioner (admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor and officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria)

Qualifications

  • Master of Laws – Major Thesis (Deakin University)
  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (La Trobe University)
Publications

How to avoid debt collection with smart business practices

24 October 2019
Hindsight can be wonderful in most areas of life, but not when it comes to being owed money by a person or business. When you find yourself in a sticky situation with a debtor, it’s not fun to have to look back and wonder, “How could we have avoided this?” Regardless of whether you’re owed $500 or $50,000, the process of chasing overdue ...

Debt Collection 101: from a letter of demand to legal action

8 October 2019
No one likes to be owed money, but when you’re a business owner and have outlaid time and money for products or services that have gone unpaid, it can be particularly infuriating. As financial specialists, our restructuring and recovery team understands all too well the pain and frustration unpaid debts can cause. And whether you’re owed ...