A Brisbane firm waves farewell to one of its founding partner this month.
Joe Ganim, one of the founders of independent Brisbane law firm HopgoodGanim, has announced his retirement from partnership at the firm.
Ganim now heads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice.
The firm leader, who founded the firm in 1974 with Paul Hopgood, is retiring from full-time practice to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests
Ganim will remain a consultant to HopgoodGanim.
Ganim has over 38 years experience conducting complex corporate and commercial litigation in the Supreme Court of Queensland, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia. He also served for a number of years as a member of the Administration and Resource Division of the Litigation Reform Commission, which reviewed all aspects of court practice and litigation.
According to managing partner Bruce Humphrys, Ganim helped build the firm from just two partners to one that now has 24 partners and 200 staff.
He said: "[The firm] competes with top-tier firms across the country. He has built a strong legacy of business ethics and mateship, and a steadfast commitment to service within the firm”.
“As [Ganim] is one of Brisbane’s leading litigators and has had hands-on corporate experience as a director of a number of public companies during his career, we are delighted that he is staying on as an active consultant to the firm. His expertise and experience is invaluable, and he will continue to advise clients of the firm on litigation and business matters as needed”.
Ganim is also the chairman of Eumundi Group Limited and a director of Dark Blue Sea Limited, both ASX-listed companies. He is also currently a director of 14 active private companies. Ganim’s last day as a full time partner of the firm will be 31 December 2009.