Gatehouse Business Brokers is a division of Gatehouse, and is a specialist business broker within the legal industry.

As a result of our unique position within the legal industry, we can identify business opportunities for first time purchasers looking to step into an established practice or existing practices looking to grow.

We have assisted prospective purchasers in finding opportunities that suit their individual needs and legal expertise.


We have experience in successfully selling law firms and are the only specialised licensed legal practice brokers in Victoria.


As licensed business brokers we understand the complexity and sensitivity of the sale process, and we can assist in successfully navigating you through it.

As a result of our constant contact with people within the legal industry we will provide you with exposure to serious qualified buyers, all with complete confidentiality.

We will assist in marketing the appeal of your practice in the most effective way possible to meet your goals and objectives.

We have recently sold 2 law firms within 30 days.



We are also engaged by law firms to conduct private market appraisals to enable them to either bring in new partners at a fair market price or to evaluate whether to sell their practice.


Our Process.


In Person Brief

We will speak with all decision makers to obtain a detailed brief of the firm and your goals with the sale.

Prepare Information Memorandum

We will prepare a detailed Information Memorandum about your law firm covering aspects of the business that buyers what to know.

We will only disclose the Information Memorandum to parties who have signed a Confidentiality Agreement and that you have approved.



Attract & Promote

We will conduct a search of our database of prospective buyers as well as completing a full marketing campaign.

Facilitate The Buyer Connection With You

We will arrange and attend all meetings between you and all prospective buyers.

We will guide you during the sale process when dealing with prospective buyers.


Manage Sale Process

We will act as the main point of contact for you and all  prospective buyers to ensure the sale process runs smoothly.

We will also provide ongoing feedback to all unsuccessful buyers.


Professional, attentive and personable, John Castello held our hand throughout the pleasant experience, and always kept us informed along the process. Would recommend Gatehouse legal for your legal brokering requirements.



I would happily recommend the services of Gatehouse Legal Recruitment. John and his team achieved an amazing result with the sale of my law firm business and worked tirelessly throughout the process. A big thank you to John and his team.



John and Neil were very knowledgeable and supportive throughout the process. Would highly recommend.




John, Neil and Arjay did a great job securing not just one, but five offers to purchase my Legal Practice, in a process which while daunting, produced the desired result, a successful sale. I would definitely recommend them, in the same way they were recommended to me, by another successful Vendor. 


A huge expression of appreciation to John and his team at Gatehouse Business Brokers on the sale of my business.
Their professionalism in preparation, their guidance in the sale process, and the far reaching ability to generate a long list of interested parties to consider my business led to a successful sale in what would otherwise have been impossible to replicate on our own.

There is no denying that there is a lot of work and associated stress for a vendor as well however, John was always available, and managed us and the process, narrowing down a list of potential buyers to the eventual purchasers to achieve a very successful outcome. A special mention to Neil who almost daily, coordinated, communicated and added to the list of new interested parties.

I am more than happy to recommend John and his team as business brokers.


John Castello and Neil Reyes did an excellent job assisting me with the sale of my firm. The depth and quality of offers received as a result of their process was very gratifying. Additionally, John and Neil’s approachability and professional manner made a stressful process much easier to face.


John at Gatehouse assisted me with the sale of my 26 year old business and he was a pleasure to deal with during the whole process.

I found him to be very professional, warm and friendly. He made sure I was comfortable with the whole process and ensured I was ready with every step both mentally and emotionally. I highly recommend John and his team.


I can highly recommend John Castello as the best in his field when it comes to selling a lagal practice. He provided excellent professional advice as a Legal Practice Broker over a number of months. The result was a successful sale of my practice Melbourne Family Lawyers in 2022. John really knows what he is doing and he does it very well.


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About John.

Law Firm Sales

John is also a licensed business broker specialised in selling and merging law firms.

He has achieved success for vendors and has assisted business owners and prospective purchasers in finding opportunities that suits their individual needs and legal expertise.


Level 7, 607 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: + 61 03 9909 7187



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