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Kahlee Smart

Senior Associate

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I have based my career on providing clients with premium advice and guidance on a wide range of transactions in Australia. I pro-actively ensure, across all of my matters, that deadlines are managed appropriately and clients are kept updated.

My experience as a commercial and property lawyer spans more than 8 years. I provide advice on a wide range of matters including general property advice, commercial and retail leasing, acquisitions and disposals of rural, commercial and residential properties and vendor and purchaser due diligence.

Department of Defence — provided extensive advice on legal matters relevant to the management of the Department of Defence estate. A specific example of such work includes acting on all aspects preparing for the disposal of the property at Bulimba Barracks in Brisbane. This task involved vendor due diligence, assisting with the subdivision of the property, preparing the contract for sale, providing advice in relation to the appointment of the selling agent and preparing an access licence in relation to the residual Navy land.

Arrow Funds Management Limited — large transaction involving the negotiation and settling of five contracts for sale in relation to the transfer of 17 titles; a comprehensive full legal due diligence; a detailed RFI process with the vendors; a leaseback to a related entity of the vendors; the variation of current leases with the vendors on other properties in SA, Victoria and NSW; the acquisition of numerous water rights and entitlements; the provision of side arrangements regarding future matters in relation to first rights of refusal and the creation of easements over adjoining land owned by the vendor; and the loss of titles by the outgoing mortgagee.

Mission Australia Housing — appointed by Mission Australia Housing as the sole external lawyer in relation to its Leverage Target Acquisition Program. This involves working with Mission Australia's internal legal on the purchase of a large number of properties (up to 180) within New South Wales.

Coles — various leases across NSW (tenant).

Investa — various leases across NSW (Landlord).




Property and Commercial Development

Real Estate



Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, Sydney