Associate or Senior Associate - Property



Location: Melbourne 


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

Our Opportunities


We would like to hear from Lawyers from 3-7 years PQE with a passion for leasing, who are interested joining a high performing team in a permanent role. This varied role will combine leasing, capital transactions and general property work.

We are seeking candidates with confidence, enthusiasm, attention to detail and drive to add to our team of experienced lawyers and paralegals. You will join our award winning team working with Partners Peter Mitchell and Max Cameron and their teams of highly accomplished lawyers and paralegals.

You will have a passion for property law. The role combines leasing, capital transactions and general property work and gives the opportunity to be mentored and trained by our most respected and accomplished Partners and their highly competent teams.

Peter and Max have deep relationships across the real estate industry and their teams look after the full remit of leasing for significant clients including Abacus, Brookfield, CBA. Cromwell, Dexus, Goodman, GPT, Lendlease, Mirvac, Stockland, CBA, Woolworths and Vicinity Centres.


In these roles, you will be part of a large and supportive team of high performing lawyers and paralegals, with additional support from the legal support team. You will deal directly with our major clients daily to manage your own files. 


Our Team 


MinterEllison's Melbourne Real Estate team is led by Partners Peter Mitchell, Max Cameron, Carla Deluca, Anthony Poynton, and David Chin and provides comprehensive legal support to major institutional property investors, developers, landlords, retirement village operators, government agencies, contractors, financiers and tenants on all facets of commercial, industrial, and retail and residential property including due diligences, acquisitions, disposals, development, leasing and disputes. Our energetic and high profile team is proud to be working on iconic projects shaping the Melbourne landscape now and into the future. 


What you need


We invite applications from property lawyers who possess:

  • Expertise in commercial property law, with a special emphasis on landlord and tenant leasing of commercial, retail, and industrial real estate, or capital transactions.
  • A comprehensive understanding of retail tenancy and/or sale of land legislation.
  • Exceptional drafting and organisational capabilities, coupled with a strong adherence to process.
  • A client-oriented approach, with a proven track record of building lasting relationships with peers, clients, and industry experts.
  • An exceptional eye for detail.
  • The capacity to work independently as well as collaboratively, with experience in sharing files and clients.
  • The ambition to contribute to the leadership and expansion of a thriving, collaborative, high-volume practice.
  • A keen interest in continuous process improvement, generating efficiencies through innovative practices and cutting-edge technology.
  • A dedication to achieving excellence that aligns with our own commitment.

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


Melbourne, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent