Bachelor of Laws (Honours); Master of Laws (Media, Communication and Information Technology Law specialisation)
After years of experience in both major and boutique Australian law firms, Stephen developed a keen interest in emerging media and the interactive and digital mediascape. He established von Muenster Solicitors & Attorneys in 1998 as a specialist advertising, marketing and media law firm.
In 2009, Stephen wrote a comprehensive ‘Digital Media Guide to Legal Compliance in Australia’, an initiative of the Communications Council Digital Committee. It was provided to all members and office holders of related industry bodies.
For over 15 years Stephen has specialised in entertainment, marketing, advertising, communications and media law and he regularly advises brands, agencies and individuals in respect of the legal and commercial issues facing these industries.
Stephen is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, the Communications and Media Law Association, the Commercial Lawyers Association, the Communications Council and the Sales & Marketing Institute. He is the only lawyer to be appointed an honorary member of the Media Federation of Australia. Stephen is an active member of the MFA and TCC digital committees.
Stephen volunteers his time as a senior panel solicitor to the Arts Law Centre of Australia, the not-for-profit national community legal centre for the arts. Stephen is a regular guest lecturer in advertising law to final year marketing communications students at the University of Technology, Sydney.
He also regularly conducts seminars for advertising and marketing professionals around Australia, with recent presentations including social media legal workshops, monetisation of agency IP and AdLegals seminars.
The von Muenster team includes our talented and enthusiastic legal support staff, who play an integral role in the success of our firm.
Our support staff are crucial members of the von Muenster specialist law team and we value their major contribution, particularly in delivering the highest quality work and excellent client service.
Our support team are all current law students studying at leading Sydney universities, with a particular passion for marketing, entertainment, advertising, social media and digital law.