An Accredited Specialist in both Commercial Litigation and Business Law, John McEwan has rich and extensive experience gained over more than 45 years in practice as a lawyer. A Director at Stacks Heard McEwan, he is frequently sought out and recommended through referral for his commercial expertise in areas including commercial litigation, equity actions, private company restructuring, contractual disputes, joint ventures and small business advice.
A lateral thinker and skilled negotiator, John has offered superior services and successful outcomes for a diverse array of clients, from handling one-off family matters to long-term advice through to complex corporate concerns. With mediation and conciliation skills developed over years in practice, he prides himself on offering practical and timely legal advice, supported by common-sense. Valuing client communication, he consistently seeks to deliver outcomes in line with his clients’ expectations.
Utilising his experience and knowledge, including foresight of possible obstacles, John has frequently delivered significant savings or benefits for clients that might not otherwise be readily identifiable. This includes his meticulous preparation of contract documents for clients which has proven highly valuable in overcoming disputes and protecting the client’s interests from unforeseen circumstances.
A devoted family man with seven children and seven grandchildren, he is a surfer and a golfer who also finds time to serve as a Salvation Army Advisory Board Member and as Chairman of Illawarra Regional Information Service (IRIS).