James Nickless joins the MaxSoft management team as General Counsel for the group

James Nickless joins the MaxSoft management team as General Counsel for the group

It is with great pleasure we welcome James Nickless to the team at MaxSoft.

MaxSoft has been serving the strata industry for over 30 years with our flagship brands of StrataMax, StrataPay, StrataCash and StrataLoans.

While leading the way with innovative solutions it has been evident the strata legislative landscape across the states and territories continues to shift and evolve. Our clients collectively manage over 600,000 lots Australia wide and each strata manager, committee member and owner relies on our solutions to be legislatively compliant to safeguard owners corporations and Strata Management businesses. To maintain our position of being the most legislatively compliant supplier in the industry, we are proud to announce the appointment of James Nickless to General Counsel for the MaxSoft Group

James, a solicitor for over ten years, and a previous Partner at ClarkeKann Lawyers and Grace Lawyers, specialises in body corporate and strata law. He also possesses extensive experience in commercial litigation, debt recovery and insolvency matters.

As an experienced negotiator and litigator, James has provided advice and representation to clients on a range of strata management and corporate governance matters, including meeting procedures, by-law enforcement, defamation, contractual obligations, leasing, licencing, transfers of common property, as well as Management Rights transfers. In addition to his governance expertise and advice, James has been regularly called upon to resolve high-value building and construction disputes including negotiating the completion of defective building items, contractual disputes and payment claims.

Over his career James has also acted on behalf of banks and other lenders, liquidators, trustees and receivers, public and private companies, bodies corporate, lot owners, builders, developers as well as local and State authorities.

In addition to his legal practice, James is a Board Director for Strata Community Australia (QLD), a certified SCA A100 trainer, presented as a guest lecturer at QUT and Bond University and is regularly called upon to present at strata industry events on technical legal issues and professional skills development.

About The MaxSoft Group

MaxSoft was founded in 1992 on the Gold Coast in Queensland by Michael Borin. Michael made it his mission to automate every conceivable task within a Strata Managers office and eliminate wherever possible the requirement for manual tasks, excel spread sheets and other non-integrated third-party software. The group has now grown to be the market leader in strata management software, with expansion into every state in Australia. The group is owned and operated by the Borin family and is now run as a second generation family business.

In 2002, the company launched StrataPay as a separate company holding an Australian Financial Services Licence. StrataPay revolutionised the management of issuing and collecting levies and other fees for Strata Managers and has continued to innovate with the widest range of payment channels available industry-wide.

In addition to this, StrataMax recognised that the strata sector ideally needed bank accounts with special features and technology that regular accounts could not offer. BOQ StrataCash Management accounts were subsequently developed by BOQ in conjunction with StrataCash Management to meet the specific requirements of lot owners and strata managers alike. StrataCash Management which is also under the MaxSoft Group was launched in 2008 and holds a separate Australian Financial Services Licence.

To complete its financial service offerings, StrataLoans was introduced in 2016 which provides finance to owners corporations and bodies corporate needing to fund renovation, rectification and other capital works. StrataLoans are now active in almost every state and territory across the country.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017