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Michael Tree­by

Prop­er­ty, Plan­ning & Projects, Com­mer­cial, Cor­po­rate, Estate Plan­ning & Wills

I am a pas­sion­ate com­mer­cial lawyer with over 30 years’ expe­ri­ence in a num­ber of States of Aus­tralia and in the Unit­ed Kingdom.

I advise on a wide vari­ety of com­mer­cial trans­ac­tions from small busi­ness own­ers to large scale, mul­ti-juris­dic­tion­al deals for clients involv­ing com­plex own­er­ship struc­tures, lease back arrange­ments and financ­ing trans­ac­tions for medi­um and large sized enter­pris­es, includ­ing list­ed companies. 


  • Prop­er­ty, Plan­ning & Projects
  • Com­mer­cial
  • Estate Plan­ning

Practice & Industry Sectors

  • Real Estate & Construction
  • M&A & Private Equity
  • Private Client


My business law experience includes advising on buying and selling companies and/or business assets of all sizes and complexities, drafting and negotiating shareholder and joint venture arrangements, advising on customer contracts including supply, distribution and exploitation agreements, and advising on business succession structuring.

My property law experience ranges from straight forward home purchase and sale for individual clients to the purchase and sale of fully and partially tenanted high-rise office towers, retail shops, agricultural farms and land development opportunities held as leasehold, freehold and strata title.

I also have extensive property leasing experience in the retail, commercial and industrial areas acting for both landlords and tenants throughout Australia. I currently advise a number of well-known national and international brands in their Australian property portfolios.

Business succession and estate planning run hand in hand with my private client practice and encompass Will preparation, buy/sell arrangements and asset protection strategies. My experience includes:

  • Due diligence, sale and acquisition of businesses, shares and units
  • Due diligence, sale and acquisition of individual residential and mixed-use, rural, commercial, retail and industrial property portfolios
  • Property leasing
  • Drafting and negotiating joint ventures, strategic alliances, partnership and shareholder agreements
  • Family business succession, organisation and re-structuring
  • Corporate advisory
  • Personal and business structuring and asset protection
  • Estate planning

Roles, memberships and education

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from QUT, 1989
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 1989
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 1993
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, 1994
  • Queensland Justice of the Peace (Qualified), 2015
  • Secretary, Manly Warringah Athletics Centre Incorporated, 2016 – present


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In the News

Covid-19 | Update

With the impact of NSW Gov­ern­ment restric­tions on move­ment and busi­ness clo­sures con­tin­u­ing to evolve due to the spread of…
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COVID-19 | Ten­an­cy Update

On 23 Sep­tem­ber 2020, the NSW Gov­ern­ment announced the Retail and oth­er Com­mer­cial Leas­es (COVID-19) Reg­u­la­tion (Reg­u­la­tion) will be extend­ed…
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