Senior Associate - Property



Location: Brisbane 


Contract Type: Permanent 


MinterEllison is one of Australia’s largest law firms, with nearly 200 years of business history.  We're known for our legal and consulting expertise - and for our inclusive and authentic character.


Our purpose is to create sustainable value with our clients, people and communities.  That means we have a proud history of providing excellence to clients, nurturing our people and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.


We value excellence, curiosity and collaboration.  Clients rely on us for our responsive, commercial approach.  Our clients include government departments and agencies, private and publicly listed companies, and small and large businesses in Australia and overseas.  


As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with a wide range of benefits. To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser

Your Role


A great opportunity exists for a Senior Associate with general commercial, real estate and/or regulatory experience to join our growing Retirement Living team. This is an exciting opportunity to build a reputation as a specialist in a rapidly growing sector.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to work closely with pre-eminent Partners Tammy Berghofer and Robin Lyons in a core area of our Real Estate business, assisting clients in achieving their policy and business objectives within Australia's retirement living sector. You will be involved in a broad mix of commercial, transactional and/or regulatory work across most Australian jurisdictions, depending on your experience and preference, such as:


  • Assisting with capital transactions of retirement villages, land lease communities, rental villages and aged care portfolios
  • Providing regulatory advice on the application of a range of real estate and retirement living legislation
  • Supporting our clients to ensure their resident contracts and disclosures are compliant across their portfolio
  • Presenting seminars on topical regulatory issues to our clients and industry groups
  • Assisting and supporting our involvement in peak industry bodies representing the retirement and aged care sector


Our clients are diverse and range from charitable organisations to private and ASX listed operators, including the top 5 retirement village operators in Australia.


More About You


We welcome applications from lawyers with:


    • 5+ years PQE
    • general commercial, real estate or regulatory/advisory experience
    • strong technical and drafting skills and the ability to deliver quality, commercial and pragmatic advice
    • a very strong client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, clients and industry stakeholders
    • willingness to contribute to business development and thought leadership initiatives including presentations, client training and publications
    • resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own.



Why MinterEllison


We offer flexible working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership - all with no minimum tenure.


We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, genders (including trans or gender diverse), LGBTQ+ people and those with carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


How to apply


We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' button. We encourage all applications, including if you do not meet the criteria listed for the role. Your application will also enable us to consider you for other opportunities that may be available at MinterEllison.


If you are currently a MinterEllison employee, please apply through the internal careers page which can be accessed via myME.


If you would like further information, require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or for a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected].


Brisbane, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent