Founder

Leon Ponte

Principal Temp

Admitted To Practice

Victoria, Australia
High Court of Australia
Florida, United States of America

Accreditation

Accredited Business Law Specialist
Law Institute of Victoria

Leon Ponte is in a select group of approximately only 110 (or less than 1% of all) lawyers in the State of Victoria who have been accredited as specialists in Business Law by the Law Institute of Victoria.

Following stints with 2 big 10 commercial law firms, Leon founded Business Lawyers for Business®  to provide commercially focussed and strategic day-to-day (operational, growth, transactional, contentious and compliance) Business Law advice to business.

Leon acts as general counsel and advisor to clients in a large range of industries on their day-to-day business in both Australia and overseas and is regularly retained to act and advise on those significant transactional and contentious issues which potentially have a fundamental effect on the on-going operation of businesses.

In addition to significant corporate and commercial law experience, Leon also has particular expertise in intellectual property.

Leon is admitted to practice law in both Australia and the United States.

Leon has a background in association management. He also has a strong personal interest in the fitness industry, holding Certificates III and IV in fitness. Leon is also player captain of the Business Lawyers for Business® basketball team.

Education

Juris Doctor

Southwestern University School of Law
Los Angeles, California

Honours
  • Member, Law Review
    • - Senior Editor
    • - Senior Member
  • Recipient, Themis Society Scholarship
  • Recipient, Tom Bradley Scholarship
  • Recipient, Douglas A. Salem Memorial Scholarship
  • Recipient, Douglas A. Salem Memorial Scholarship
  • Recipient, Harry Groman Scholarhsip
  • Recipient, Edward I. and David Pollock Scholarship
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
Sun Yatsen University Department of Law

Canton, People's Republic of China

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Finance

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Legal Experience

Ponte - Business Lawyers for Business

Melbourne, Victoria
 

Baker & McKenzie

Melbourne, Victoria
(Largest law firm in the world & big 10 Australian commercial law firm.)

Clayton Utz

Melbourne, Victoria
(Big 10 Australian commercial law firm.)

United States Court Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Los Angeles, California

Management Experience

Association Management Incorporated

Washington, D.C.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member, Law Council of Australia
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association