Martin Galea – Director – Licensed Conveyancer
Tick Box Conveyancing Director Martin Galea brings over 30 years of conveyancing and property law experience to the firm.
Having founded several conveyancing firms in various locations across Melbourne, Martin acts in a consultancy role for Tick Box Conveyancing.
Martin has established himself as the conveyancer of choice for a number of Melbourne real estate agencies over many years, while his professional and thorough conveyancing methodology also makes him a favourite amongst many reputable property and financial service related professionals.
His conveyancing journey started in 1984 when he began working as a legal clerk in a sole practice law firm in Ascot Vale.
From there, Martin would start his first conveyancing practice, MG Conveyancing in 1986.
Martin eventually sold the practice, taking up a valuable opportunity to work with Swersky & Velos Lawyers, a reputable law firm in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.
As the firm’s senior conveyancer, Martin oversaw the development and exponential growth of the firm’s property arm.
Martin spent eight years in the firm, where he made a number of key legal connections.
In 2006, Martin founded his second conveyancing practice in Flemington.
During this time, Martin was at the forefront of a number of exciting changes in the conveyancing industry.
He served as the Vice President of the Australian Institute of Conveyancing Victoria branch, sat on the advisory committee which played a vital role in the development of the Conveyancing diploma run by RMIT and was the first and – to date – only ever appointed Statutory Manager by Consumer Affairs Victoria.
Martin has also served as a key consultant to PEXA and sat on the State Revenue Office consultative council, representing Victorian conveyancers.
Martin’s in-depth knowledge and experience will greatly benefit Tick Box’s growing conveyancing team and services.
Martin is a full member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (Vic), an accredited Certified Practicing Conveyancer, holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Conveyancing) from RMIT and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives (Vic) which qualifies him to witness Statutory Declarations and affidavits.
Tegan Distel – Director – Licensed Conveyancer
Tegan Distel is a Licensed Conveyancer and Tick Box Conveyancing Director.
Holding a Diploma of Financial Services (Conveyancing) and a Diploma of Business, Tegan has built an in-depth knowledge of all things conveyancing in her seven years of practice.
Since breaking out into the industry, Tegan quickly established herself as a conveyancing expert in Melbourne.
A current Australian Institute of Conveyancing member, Tegan relishes the challenge of keeping pace with an ever-changing industry.
She is particularly interested in the new frontier of PEXA and the transition to online settlements, while her passion for conveyancing is born from her delight in helping her clients through such an exciting time in their lives.
Away from conveyancing, Tegan is a bit of a foodie who loves spending time with her friends (and pets).
Nancy Costabile – Business Development Manager – Conveyancer
With over 20 years of experience in suburban and city law practices, Nancy Costabile brings a wealth of experience in her role as Business Development Manager and Conveyancer at Tick Box.
Nancy’s recent experiences, working as branch manager for a well-established conveyancing practice are a particular asset to Tick Box and its growing client base.
Nancy has a long-held passion for working with off-the-plan developments.
“My passion has always been with off the plan developments. It is rewarding to be involved from the very beginning when the site is merely a piece of dirt and then to see the finished product,” she said.
“In the past most of my developer clients would take us through the property and it was fantastic to see the end result – that’s when you have a real sense of pride for the job and all the hard work and hours put in to it.”
When she isn’t sealing her latest deal or helping her client’s get through their latest conveyance, Nancy can be found in her local Pilates class or keeping up with her young family and friends.
Rebecca Sant – Conveyancer
Rebecca Sant arrived at TickBox Conveyancing in 2018, bringing 17 years of conveyancing experience with her.
As a former conveyancing practice owner and partner, Rebecca has been a key contributor to the conveyancing industry since joining the workforce fresh out of high school.
She opened her first practice at the age of 21, which she owned and operated for five years before partnering with another practice at the age of 26.
Rebecca holds a Diploma of Financial Service (Conveyancing) and completed the Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing and there is nothing she loves more than delivering quality outcomes for her clients.
“Achieving that settlement and what that brings to the client, whether it’s their first home, their first investment or a big sale, I know it’s one of the biggest transactions of their life,” she said.
“I love getting to that settlement and the interaction with clients and getting that good feedback when it’s all done.”
Rebecca will be working out of TickBox’s Moonee Ponds office.
Sylvia Attard – Conveyancer
Bringing 25 years of industry experience, Sylvia Attard arrived at Tick Box Conveyancing in early 2018.
Sylvia has worked at a number of conveyancing firms and her experience has been warmly received by the rest of the Tick Box team and all of our clients.
With a Diploma Financial Services (Conveyancing) behind her, Sylvia passion for conveyancing comes through in every file she works on.
“I love all aspects of the conveyancing,” Sylvia said.
“Whether it be the normal sale and purchases, or off the plan developments, I love that no two conveyancing transactions are the same.
“I enjoy the challenge that conveyancing provides.”
Sylvia relishes the challenge of keeping up with the ever-changing environment, be it legislative or technological, and always strives to deliver the best outcomes for her clients.
Outside of conveyancing, Sylvia is a keen reader and a passionate family woman.
Chris Galea – Assistant Conveyancer
Chris Galea joined the Tick Box team in early 2018.
Chris comes with a wealth of knowledge from prior experience as an Owners Corporation manager for one of Melbourne’s biggest Strata managers.
With several years of experience managing a portfolio of over 60 buildings, Chris brings an appreciation to the various intricacies of property ownership and an understanding of the importance of building good relationships within in the industry.
Chris is currently studying for his Diploma of Financial Services (Conveyancing) with the aim of becoming a Licensed Conveyancer.
At Tick Box, Chris can be found supporting his team-mates in a variety of roles, just like he does every Sunday on the soccer pitch.