Five minutes with… Frank Maconi

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What made you decide to become a lawyer?
I wanted to know how people and “stuff” worked. I thought studying law would give me that insight. Plus, I liked the idea of wearing nice clothes to work!

How long have you worked at Nexus Lawyers and what brought you to this position?
I have been as a Consultant Principal with Nexus Lawyers for 1 month.  I wanted to become independent and to work with other talented lawyers.

What’s the strangest case you’ve ever worked on/been involved with?
An ASIC case in which our client (the defendant) was accused of issuing dodgy financial products.

If you could invite three people for dinner, dead or alive and excluding family and friends, who would they be and why?
Winston Churchill – to share war stories. I admire his strength of character.  Mick Fanning – to talk about the shark attack. I admire his courage.  Bob Odenkirk as “Saul Goodman” - who wouldn’t have this guy to dinner?

You’re based on the Gold Coast – where’s the best place to go for a drink and/or dinner after work?
Verve Fine Dining on Sunshine BLVD, Broadbeach.  Taste, Chirn Park and Galaxy Seafood and Mediterranean, Southport.

What’s the best piece of advice (work or personal) you’ve ever been given?
Be honest with others and with yourself.

Do you have any hobbies/interests outside of work?
Music, Hiking, Martial Arts, Red Wine, Chauffeuring my kids to and from Soccer practice!

Complete this sentence: If I wasn’t a lawyer, I would be…
An entrepreneur in the legal industry: a (legal)preneur!

What do you think will be single biggest issue facing the legal space in Australia in 2015?
Terrorism, Sex-Discrimination and the recognition of Indigenous Australians in the Federal Constitution.

If you had Tony Abbott’s job for one day, what would you do?
Re-establish meaningful diplomatic relations with Indonesia.

What do you love about your job?
The difference you can make in people’s lives.
What would you change about your job right now if you could?
I would like to do law standing-up or outdoors. The only thing I don’t like about my work is the fact that it is sedentary. 
  • Manuela Boyle on 9/09/2015 7:55:47 AM

    I admire Frank honest approach to the legal profession. We all need young and talented professionals like him to uphold principles of laws and stand up for what is right.

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