"My focus is on ensuring that my clients get timely, practical and tailored advice that gives them the knowledge, confidence and comfort to make the decision that ultimately works best for their business."
Portia’s experience in commercial property includes acquisition and disposal of commercial office buildings, industrial warehouses, pubs, agricultural and residential land, compulsory acquisitions and property due diligence.
She acts for clients from a diverse range of industries, including funeral services, fashion retail, hospitality / pubs, the education sector as well as high net worth private individuals.
Portia has significant leasing experience (acting for both landlord and tenant) spanning the commercial, industrial, agricultural and retail sector, dealing with leasing disputes and complex retail leasing matters across multiple jurisdictions, structuring and documenting green field leasing arrangements as well as subleasing and licensing arrangements.
InvoCare — acted for InvoCare in respect of the acquisition of a number of funeral homes, crematoria and operating centres across NSW, VIC, SA and WA (including in connection with business acquisitions) and providing GST and stamp duty advice in respect of those transactions.
Merivale — acted for Merivale and continue to act in relation to its retail leasing portfolio and reviewing, negotiating and advising on its leasehold premises in Sydney including advice on complex retail leasing issues.
Breitling — acted in respect of Breitling’s compulsory acquisition of its leasehold interest at its Martin Place premises, advised in relation to surrender of existing leases, and acted in relation to its lease of a new flagship premises in Market Street, Sydney.
Mapp Group — advise Mapp Group on a number of leasing arrangements including drafting, review and negotiation of leases, fitout deeds and incentive agreements and subleasing arrangements.
InvoCare — acted and continue to act for InvoCare for all its retail and commercial leasing matters across InvoCare’s national leasehold portfolio as well as reviewing and advising on a broad range of other property issues, compulsory acquisition of leasehold interest and crown leasing arrangements.
Merivale — acted on the acquisition of the Tennyson Hotel, Marrickville warehouse and the disposal of 63 Macleay Street, Potts Point.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) — advised the RACP in respect of a number of leasing arrangements in Sydney, including reviewing minor building works contracts in relation to fitouts of various premises.
Committees and memberships
Member, Property Council of Australia
Diploma in Law, Legal Profession Admission Board