Areas of Expertise

Property, Corporate & Commercial

Joni acts for corporate and private clients, a number of Australian universities and related bodies across property and commercial law. She has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and completing a broad range of commercial and property transactions.

Joni is proactive and solutions focused. She takes a holistic and collaborative approach to legal practice, working closely with clients to develop a deep understanding of their unique needs and engaging as an integrated part of their team.

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Public university

Acting for a public university in relation to the disposal of real property including the recent disposal of a number of student accommodation properties, including assisting and advising in relation to the tender process, drafting and negotiating the sale documents and collaboration agreement with the purchaser.


Acting for a university as proprietor in relation to the major refurbishment of an iconic building and surrounds, and associated long term leasing arrangements, including advising and documenting arrangements for relocation and pop up/temporary accommodation.


Acting for a leading university in relation to various collaborations with other tertiary institutions and education providers and State government bodies.


Acting for a leading university on an ongoing basis in relation to the redevelopment of its campus retail precincts including providing legal advice underpinning the university’s strategic retail master plan, advising in relation to lease structuring, the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW), the relocation of tenants, the tender process and addressing issues in relation to the fit-out and development of retail premises, drafting and negotiating all agreements, leases and related transaction documentation.

Retail shopping centre

Acting in the acquisition of a retail shopping centre including conducting due diligence and negotiating option deed and contract for sale and undertaking all work required to complete the acquisition.

Government grant agreements

Acting for a not-for-profit in relation to government grant agreements and associated consortia agreements for project delivery, including advising in relation to the tender and procurement process, application of grant, structuring of joint project delivery arrangements and reviewing, drafting and negotiating key documents.