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The Frenkel Partners Story

Our story

25+ years of integrity, reliability and excellence.

Frenkel Partners was founded by Nick Theofilakos and Ben Frenkel on 28 January 1997. Since our firm’s inception, Nick and Ben were determined to do things differently. How? By shaping an affirmative work culture that celebrates our people and what they do, fostering a positive work environment that continues to this day.

In 2022, we celebrated our 25th anniversary, and with such a significant milestone, it was a time of reflection on the progress we’ve made since the business started. From modest beginnings with only three people in a small office on Lonsdale Street, Frenkel Partners has become a thriving firm with over 50 exceptional team members.

Despite our organisation’s growth and success, we maintain our small business ethos while working alongside some of Australia’s biggest law firms. As we continue to grow year by year and attract large and exciting clients, our standing as a mid-size firm allows us to preserve the core values upon which the firm was founded — integrity, reliability, and excellence.

Ben Frenkel, with his exceptional reputation within the legal industry, retired in 2016 after 19 years at Frenkel Partners. We cannot thank him enough for everything he did for the firm, and we continue to celebrate his success and the incredible milestones he achieved over the years, including 50 years of membership with the Law Institute of Victoria (2010).

Frenkel Partners has a long history, but our story is far from over. Thank you for coming on the journey with us while we act as leading legal representatives to businesses and individuals Australia-wide.