Areas of Expertise

Melissa has practised extensively in all aspects of property law for over 20 years for clients throughout NSW. She acts on and manages a wide range of property transactions including acquisitions and disposals, conveyancing, leasing and licensing of commercial, retail and industrial property, subdivision of land, easements and project development agreements.

Melissa predominately acts for local government, State Owned Corporations and government agencies as well as developers and private businesses. The diverse range of clients Melissa works with enables her to provide advice on an array of different and complex property transactions

All of Melissa’s drafting is in plain English while ensuring the exact requirements of her clients are recorded. She routinely drafts the documents required for the property transactions she undertakes. These documents range from development agreements and project development agreements together with associated deeds and licences, complex contracts for sale of land to agreements for lease and leases of commercial, industrial and retail premises.

 

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Bachelor of Arts (University of New South Wales)

  • Bachelor of Laws (University of New South Wales)

  • Member of Law Society of New South Wales

 

A word from Melissa

"By getting to know clients I can help them even when they don’t think they need a lawyer. For instance, picking up risks in leases that wouldn’t usually be obvious. I’m also proud of my ability to work together with my clients to complete projects on time."

 

Career Highlights

  • Assisting and advising Campbelltown City Council in negotiating and finalising a project delivery framework to deliver a world class healthcare innovation hub, including a world class cancer care and research facility, for Campbelltown. Melissa assisted Council manage the legal and compliance risks associated in the delivery of a project of this size and complexity.

  • Assisting and advising Western Sydney Parklands Trust in negotiating and finalising development management agreements for the development of various industrial business hubs within the Western Sydney Parklands.

  • Assisting and advising Western Sydney Parklands Trust in negotiating and finalizing a project agreement with Sydney Metro to deliver the world class speedway at Western Creek.

 

Specific areas of focus 

  • Development and project agreements, particularly for government clients.

  • Conveyancing

  • Leasing and licensing

  • Subdivision of land and easements