A lease is a crucial agreement between the one who would use an asset and the one who owns it. It is a contract that states the right of a lessee to use/rent a property, building, vehicle or equipment of the lessor and how it will be paid. A lease also includes the terms that the lessee must strictly follow (like using a car for personal use only) while using the asset.

All rules, rights and obligations related to leasing are all covered by leasing law. Whether you are a lessee or a lessor, it is important to have knowledge regarding this branch of law. However, leasing law can be challenging and often requires expert legal guidance. If you need help in understanding this law or require someone to resolve any contract breach, disputes, or other issues, hiring a law firm with expertise in leasing would take a lot of stress off your shoulders.

Whether it is for residential or commercial use, Madison Marcus has expert lawyers that can give you advice in matters related to leasing law and can help you get your desired outcome. We have a dedicated and experienced leasing team that acts for lessors of large commercial office buildings, shopping centres, industrial buildings and mixed-use developments. In addition, we have a dedicated dispute resolution team with specialists in resolving tenant and landlord disputes.

Madison Marcus is an award-winning law firm in Australia that is recognised by Best Lawyers, Global Law Experts, and Finance Monthly. We have also been recognised by several legal and business communities for our expert work so you can be sure that you are in safe hands while working with us. Business communities have acknowledged us for excellence in our legal work, innovation, corporate citizenship and our employee health and well-being initiatives, along with individual team members for their success and leadership. Recently, Madison Marcus was recognised by Best Lawyers 2020 and 2021.

Our leasing team is commonly involved in the drafting or reviewing of agreements for lease, disclosure statements and leases. Contracts for sale and purchase of businesses and franchising are also handled within this division. We currently have one of Australia’s largest independent petroleum service station retailers on our client list, for whom we have negotiated and settled a transaction portfolio of approximately 220 retail sites.

We make sure that we deliver outstanding results within a reasonable timeframe. We will provide the right skills and expertise required to achieve your vision and goals. With our knowledge and professionalism, we will assist you thoroughly in navigating the challenging world of leasing law.

If you are in Australia and need legal assistance regarding leasing law, you can find us in Sydney, Parramatta, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. We also have a Shanghai office and affiliate firms in the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East, ideally placed to support clients whose businesses extend across Australia and beyond.

Having a global reach requires exceptional dexterity, which is why no matter which office you visit, inside you’ll find only the finest legal talent. Our team’s insights, knowledge and advice have delivered outstanding results for our client base, including several high-profile, globally recognised businesses.

If you need help in other areas of real estate and development, we also specialise in the following:

  • Property law
  • Planning, environment and government
  • Strata and community living
  • Tax

For all enquiries in relation to leasing matters, or for a free 15-minute consultation, please contact our expert team today via the form on this page.

Our key people | Leasing

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Our Managing Director, Bechara Shamieh, specialises in property, dispute resolution and negotiation, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and corporate law. He is a lawyer with 25 years of experience and has helped major corporations and individuals find solutions to their legal affairs.


Managing Director

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Our special advisor, Dennis Hall, specialises in both property law and property development law, with over 40 years of experience as a lawyer in this field. He is currently admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia and a member of the NSW Law Society and the American Bar Association.

Denis Hall

Special Advisor

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Thomas provides expert advice to property developers, investors, owners and purchasers in a wide range of property law matters. He has extensive experience in all stages of the development process: acquisition, financing, construction, subdivision and sale.

Thomas Zilm


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