Lara Dawson

Special Counsel

Lara is an experienced advisor on retail and commercial leasing in all Australian jurisdictions, including for a large fast food franchise Australia-wide and in New Zealand and for a large bulky goods retailer throughout Queensland and New South Wales. Her extensive experience in due diligence, contract preparation and negotiation, and the acquisition and sale of commercial sites, residential land and agricultural property, is backed-up by her general commercial law skills. Lara is recognised for her disciplined commercial approach and positive communication skills.

Recent Work

Some key transactions Lara has recently been involved in include:

Retail leasing – sole legal provider for retail leasing for large fast food franchise in all states and in NZ for over 3 years.

Homemaker centre – acting in the purchase, site development and leasing of bulky goods and retail stores for a homemaker centre in Brisbane.

Bulky goods leasing – acting for bulky goods tenant in leasing of warehouse, retail and bulky goods sites across Queensland and NSW.

Commercial and industrial redevelopment – negotiating contracts, advising on due diligence investigations and settling transactions for the purchase of large commercial and industrial sites for redevelopment in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Agricultural land sales – advising on the form of contract, negotiating contracts and completion of the sales of large agricultural land holdings in Queensland.

Agricultural land transaction – acting for the buyer on a proposed $50 million aggregated agricultural land holding in NSW and Queensland in contract negotiations and due diligence investigations.

Lara Dawson


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