Senior Associate - Real Estate

Location: Sydney
Job Type: Flexible Working Arrangements
Reference: 965896

About us

MinterEllison is one of the Asia Pacific's leading law firms. Established in Sydney in 1827, our firm today operates in Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mongolia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom through a network of integrated offices and associated offices.

Our culture

At MinterEllison, our people are our brand.  Every day, every person in our firm plays a vital role in helping clients to close deals, find solutions, resolve disputes, grasp opportunities and create value.  We are a friendly and supportive firm that takes pride in our work, our individual and collective achievements, our clients' success, and our strong reputation in the marketplace.

Your team

In 2016 MinterEllison won 'Property Team of the Year' award at the Australian Law Awards in recognition of our client service, calibre of work and thought leadership.


The Sydney Real Estate team consists of 5 partners, the team offers a comprehensive range of property-related legal services for government, developers, investors, owners, landlords, property funds managers and listed property trusts.


In this role you will work with Virginia Briggs who is a leader in the Sydney property market, having developed deep relationships with both government and private clients.  Virginia and her team act on large scale real estate transactions for some of Australia's largest vendors, purchasers and tenants.


Virginia is group head of MinterEllison's NSW government practice and is heavily involved in the Property Council of Australia, including as a member of its national Board.  Virginia is also the national leader of MinterEllison's very successful Property and Construction business.

Your role

As a member of our award winning, dynamic and highly collaborative team you will have the opportunity to work with Virginia and our senior lawyers to gain exposure to the development, sale and acquisition of commercial, industrial, residential and retail developments and infrastructure assets.


We would like to hear from Associates who are experienced and interested in the following range of work: 

  • complex real estate transactions;
  • major development and infrastructure projects;
  • urban renewal projects;
  • major government projects; 
  • leasing of commercial and industrial; and
  • general commercial advice work.

What you need

You will be an Senior Associate level property lawyer with experience in a reputable property team. You will also have: 

  • a commercial approach to all matters;
  • 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.

What we offer

As a lawyer at MinterEllison you'll be working with major multi-national, regional and local companies as well as government organisations and state-owned entities.  These clients trust us with their biggest and most complex deals that span jurisdictions.  You'll be part of a team, collaborating across practice areas and across offices and working with partners who are recognised as leaders in their fields.

You will enjoy working in an environment where people care about ensuring that you balance your professional goals with your interests outside of work.  We offer competitive top tier employment packages and a wide range of employment benefits.  Our internal support teams are second to none, and our learning and professional development programs are designed to maximise your legal technical expertise, client and solution focus, business acumen and leadership skills to help you take the next step in your career.

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly, so please submit your CV, cover letter and academic transcripts for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below.  If you would like further information, please contact Lee Robinson for a confidential discussion on 9921 4794.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.