Lawyer or Associate - Leasing



Location: Sydney 


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 currently exists for an experienced leasing Lawyer and/or Associate to join us. We would like to hear from professionals who are experienced in the leasing of retail, commercial and industrial property sector. We are also interested in hearing from you if you have experience in the telecommunications sector. In this role you will work alongside Partner Jakob Paartalu and his team, however, there will also be close contact with other leading lawyers working in the broader national team.


As an experienced leasing Lawyer and/or Associate, you will also ideally have experience in some or all of the following areas:


  • real estate transactions
  • development and infrastructure projects
  • general commercial property advice work
  • team leadership and supervision
  • client interface.


More About You


We welcome applications from Lawyers and Associates with 3+ years PQE with demonstrated leasing experience and are looking to cement your career in a market leading practice. In addition to your legal knowledge, you will have an ability to manage strong client relationships and complex transactions with minimal supervision and have the ability to provide guidance and mentoring to the junior members of the team. 


You will also have: 


  • a commercial approach to all matters
  • 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.


The Team


The Sydney Real Estate team is led by partners Jakob Paartalu, Julie Purbrick, Alice Langham, Rachel McNaught, David McElhone, Joanne Moore and Owen Kiely.  The team offers a comprehensive range of property-related legal services for developers, investors, owners, landlords, property funds managers, listed property trusts and government.


In this role you will work alongside Partner Jakob Paartalu and his team who advise on a broad range of property matters, but specialise in high volume transactions, across a number of sectors including retail, industrial, commercial and telecommunications.


Some of our clients include AMP, CBA, Challenger, Charter Hall, Dexus, Stockland, Frasers Property, GPT, Lendlease, Optus, Indara, Waveconn, Amplitel and NSWTA.

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].


Sydney, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent