She has acted for public, private and government clients, including property developers, and hospitality, retail and agri-business operators in relation to planning and development matters. Her experience also extends to general property and commercial litigation matters, including complex property due diligence, subdivision structuring and staging, owners corporation disputes and compulsory land acquisition claims.
Andrea’s unique skill set means that she is one of the few lawyers involved with the entire life cycle of a project from acquisition to completion. This holistic understanding of the development cycle saves clients time and money – by dealing with legal issues in a proactive and pre-emptive way at the outset of a project.
Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology in 2005 and was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2007. She joined Arnold Bloch Leibler in 2009 and was appointed as a senior associate in 2011.
Andrea is a 2019 participant in the Property Council of Australia's 500 Women in Property program, which identifies emerging female talent and provides networking and professional development opportunities throughout the year. She is also recommended by Doyle’s Guide, in the area of planning and environment law.
Andrea’s practice focuses on the following areas:
- due diligence on the acquisition of development sites, including advising on planning, environment and land use risk issues;
- planning permit applications and planning scheme amendments, including review proceedings in VCAT;
- greenfield residential subdivision;
- the negotiation and preparation of Section 173 Agreements and other forms of development agreements;
- infrastructure requirements for developments, including development contributions agreements;
- the removal and variation of restrictive covenants;
- the purchase, transfer and registration of native vegetation credits (offsets);
- compulsory acquisitions of land, including consequential valuation of land issues; and
- advice in respect of remediation of, and risks associated with the development of, contaminated land.