Senior Associate - Property Law



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

Your Role


We have a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious corporate real estate lawyer at Associate or Senior Associate level to join our highly successful team dealing with the full spectrum of real estate transactions.  Your work will span capital transactions, complex development projects of various asset classes including mixed-use precincts, renewables and build-to-rent, real estate joint ventures, and complex AFL and leasing.


Our client base has grown significantly in recent times and we are seeking proactive people with strong experience to join us.


You will work closely with highly experienced and well respected Partners Anthony Poynton, Carla Deluca, David Chin and their team. You will also have the opportunity to work with lawyers across our National Real Estate practice. The team is dedicated to the training and development of all team members, and will upskill you in the areas you may not yet have extensive experience in, or the areas you have a desire to learn.  


What you need


We welcome applications from real estate lawyers with 4-8 years PQE with experience in a reputable real estate team.  We may also consider corporate / M&A candidates who have experience in corporate real estate transactions wishing branch into real estate transactions and development projects.  


You will have:


  • a commercial approach to all matters and an understanding of the real estate industry;
  • excellent business acumen and a desire to strengthen and build client relationships;
  • superior drafting ability and a strong attention to detail;
  • the ability to work in a highly collaborative fast-paced environment;
  • excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; and
  • resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own.


Our team


The Melbourne Real Estate team is a large, collegiate team with a commitment to achieving excellence in all that we do. When working on matters, we aim to see the world through our clients' eyes, to intimately understand the nuances of the deal, the many issues and complexities it presents and how best to solve for these.


Our clients are sophisticated and savvy, ranging from developers, investors, owners, landlords, property fund managers through to governments and statutory bodies both local and international. We work collaboratively and seamlessly with our colleagues across MinterEllison's many practice groups and offices, especially Tax, Finance, M&A and commercial litigation. We love what we do and take pride in the quality of the service and support we deliver.

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].


Melbourne, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent