Buying and selling property, the most valuable asset many people will own, can be an exciting and often stressful experience.
The Osborn Law property team takes a professional, proactive and practical approach to managing property transactions on either side of the agreement, as well as lease arrangements. This approach ensures you are kept up to date throughout the entire process in a timely, sound, cost effective and straight forward way.
We can also liaise with all of the other parties involved in the process on your behalf including real estate agents, pest and building inspectors, mortgage brokers and financial institutions.
Marissa has over 18 years’ experience working in the legal profession practicing primarily in commercial and corporate law and property law. She joined Osborn Law in November 2015 after spending 6 years as Partner in a National Law firm running a Corporate/Commercial and Property Law practice in their Newcastle office.
Marissa has worked with a number of clients across many specialised industries including construction, mining and manufacturing. Marissa regularly acts for a number of mining support businesses.
She regularly advises her clients in relation to the following:
Marissa also has expertise working for a number of not for profit and charity organisations in relation to their corporate and commercial and property law requirements.
In addition, Marissa has extensive litigation and dispute resolution experience appearing in all court jurisdictions including the High Court of Australia. She has also appeared in a number of tribunals such as the Consumer, Trader & Tenancy Tribunal.
This diverse legal experience in niche areas of law allows Marissa to provide practical commercial solutions to complex legal problems. She prides herself on understanding her client’s business and working with her clients to achieve the desired outcomes for each project.
Marissa is a Notary Public and a former Director on the Harness Racing NSW board which is the body that conducts the commercial and regulatory functions of the harness racing industry in NSW.
Marissa was previously on the advisory board of Hunter Export Centre and was the winner of the 2009 Hunter Business Chamber’s ‘Young Achiever of the Year Award’.
Alison Garland has over 17 years’ experience within the legal industry and works with clients in a range of industries.
Alison has previously worked for a National based property and commercial law firm within the commercial and property division. This role involved property work for a large government agency, residential and commercial conveyancing and commercial and retail lease work. Alison also has experience representing two large Newcastle based Building Societies as well as National Lenders.
Alison’s property law expertise includes:
Alison works hard for the best outcomes for her clients with an emphasis on being accessible and delivering practical, sound and prompt solutions. Alison prides herself on getting to know her clients needs and ensuring that she goes the extra mile to achieve the desired outcome.
When not in the office Alison enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.
Laura Bennett has more than 14 years of experience in the legal profession. Following her completion of a Bachelor of Laws at Newcastle University she took up a full time paralegal position before being admitted as a solicitor in 2008.
She has particular expertise in commercial contract negotiations and drafting. She has an exceptional set of drafting skills and a “can do” approach to client service.
Laura’s experience in commercial and property law includes:
Yvonne has a proven track record of almost 30 years’ experience in the legal industry in both an administration and professional capacity.
Working her way up from receptionist as a 16 year old she has progressed to legal secretary, paralegal and then recently completed the Conveyancing Law and Practice course through Macquarie University to become a qualified Licensed Conveyancer.
She has worked in both large and small legal practices in Newcastle working with staff at all levels, which has equipped her with the skills and values required to carry out her role. She has a high level of attention to detail and accuracy and prides herself on her commitment, self-discipline, confidentiality, teamwork, multi-tasking, planning and prioritising.
Yvonne’s experience in property law includes both residential and commercial transactions such as:
Yvonne is a member of the NSW Australian Institute of Conveyancers and strives to identify and satisfy client needs with quality service, confidence and commitment in all aspects of her work.
Grace is a Licensed Conveyancer having completed the Conveyancing Law and Practice course at Macquarie University in 2018.
Grace has 7 years’ experience working in the legal industry having commenced her career as legal assistant concentrating on commercial and debt recovery law as well as assisting with conveyancing matters.
Grace joined the Osborn Law property team in 2016 and since this time has gained experience in a wide range of conveyancing matters and is a valued member of the Osborn Law team.
Grace’s experience in property law includes both residential and commercial transactions such as:
o Considering purchase enquires and advise;
o Preparing Replies to Requestions on Title;
o Liaising with lenders, both incoming and outgoing;
o Preparing LRS Forms including Transfers and Caveats
o Electronic duty returns together with preparation of Revenue NSW Declarations;
o Preparing and reviewing settlement figures;
o Calculating distribution of moneys for simultaneous settlements;
o Co-ordinating all parties to settle;
o Electronic settlement process on PEXA platform.
Grace understands the importance of providing personalised services for clients and takes pride in her approachable and friendly manner.