Laurent J. Corgnet

Principal Solicitor & Managing Director, Migration Agent (MARN 1467849)

Laurent, the founder of Albatross Lawyers, is a dual French-Australian citizen who migrated from Paris (France) to Australia in 2001 and has a “hands-on” understanding of the migration process. He was admitted in the legal profession as a solicitor by the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2008 and has worked both in-house and in law firms.

He has been actively involved for more than 10 years in the franchising industry for a chain of food retail outlets in several continents, from Australia-Pacific to the Middle East and the Americas. His duties ranged from legal services to a full operational CEO position in the USA.

During his earlier career, Laurent has led a business broking department for a major Australian commercial real estate company. He worked also in the legal advisory and wealth portfolio management department of a large real estate developer in the Middle East.

He holds a double degree in Laws and Commerce (double majors in Management & International Business) from Bond University (Queensland). He obtained his Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from QUT (Queensland) and is a fully licensed real estate agent from REIQ (Queensland). He is a member of the Queensland Law Society (QLS), the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA), the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and several other professional associations or alumni. Laurent is registered [MARN 1467849] as a migration agent with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). He is fluent in both English and French, intermediate Spanish and has good notions of Japanese and Mandarin.

John P. Corgnet

LLB, MAcct
Franchising & Business Consultant

Born in France, John moved to Australia after a 25-year career in auditing and consulting from executive to partner positions in international / national audit & consulting firms. He was the auditor of major French groups in banking, real estate, health, public services and retail. For the past 15 years, he was the chairman and CEO of an international franchisor group which he has expanded in several continents. He has a keen understanding of SMEs, business development and the franchise industry in Australia and overseas. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Accounting from the University of Paris (France). He is fluent in both French and English.

Mary Chatel

Business Development Manager (Queensland)

Mary Chatel, a dual French & Australian citizen, has 20+ years of experience as a leading executive search professional within the French real estate & finance industries. She was the Founder & Managing Director of Equinox Partners France, a branch of a major American executive search firm. Earlier in her career, she was the VP and Business Development Manager for a French Educational & Research Institute specialising in real estate asset management for more than 5 years.
She holds a Master in Laws from the University of Paris (France) and has completed a full real estate agent course with REIQ [Certificate IV in Property (Real Estate)]. She is fluent in both French and English.

Aracely Barrios

Marketing & Business Development Manager (Sydney)

Aracely has 15 years’ experience working for local government and private enterprise across Australia, the USA and the UK. Through her own international experience, Aracely has acquired knowledge on migration law in several countries within the E.U. and Australia. She holds a Master of International Relations from Bond University (Queensland) and a double Bachelor degree in Arts & Political Sciences from St. Mary’s University (Texas, USA). She is fluent in both English and Spanish, and intermediate French.

Ralphael M. Clarke

BABio, BAChem
Business Development Manager (USA)

Ralphael is an American real estate broker based in Tampa, Florida. Licensed since 1989, she founded Atlantic Coast Realty Advisors, Inc., a Florida licensed Commercial and Residential Real Estate Brokerage Company. Her 25+ years of Commercial and Residential Real Estate experience encompasses all sectors of the Real Estate Profession including but not limited to tenant representation, investment properties, 1031exchanges, Office Condo Conversions, Condominium building management, REO and Receiver Disposition and Short Sales. Ralphael is also is the cofounder of several financial consulting firms. She is also an executive in a retail group and a packaging company. Her earlier career was as a Research Associate at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

She is a licensed real estate broker. She is also Cum Laude graduate of Elon University (N. Carolina) with a double major in Chemistry and Biology.