Areas of Expertise

Property, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial

Matthew Rollason has more than 25 years' experience as a real estate, commercial and corporate lawyer, with extensive experience in the areas of real estate, banking and finance, insolvency and commercial law.

Matthew has advised generally in relation to operational and land management matters and complex development arrangements and structures and has acted generally in relation to all aspects of real estate transactions including acquisitions, disposals and leasing. Matthew has a keen interest in marine and waterfront projects both commercial and tourism related.

Matthew has also acted in acquisitions and disposals of significant Federal and State Government and GOC land holdings and advised government generally in relation to operational and land management matters.

Experience brings perspective in real estate matters and for many years Matthew has specialised in the area of insolvency and the realisation of distressed assets for financiers and insolvency administrators, as well as restructures and workouts and asset management and realisation. Matthew brings this experience to bear in in his advice in a positive market to ensure that risks are properly considered by his clients.

What others say

"Leading Lawyer – Queensland, Property & Real Estate"
Doyle's Guide 2021 – 2022
"Lawyer of the Year - Leasing Law - Brisbane"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2024
"Leading Lawyer – Australia, Real Property & Leasing Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2020 – 2025


Office of Co-ordinator General “Mary Valley"

For more than four years working with the OCG to realise the land portfolio in the Mary Valley managed and then divested by the State following the decision to abandon the Traveston Crossing Dam. The divestment program required a mixture of: · Project management for delivery of legal services. · Drafting, negotiating and entry into milestone driven development leases. · Managing option rights under development leases for conversion to freehold purchase rights. · Tenure and access advice (including landlocked blocks), water licence and ROP transfer processes, livestock relocation management and water infrastructure considerations. · Drafting pro-forma land sale and water right sale contracts for tranche sales for rural, residential, commercial, unique properties (e.g. former school camps) and standalone water rights. · High volume tranche sales and liaising with all stakeholders in the sales processes.

State of Queensland (GLASS Program)

Acting Pro Bono for a Not-for-profits Foundation as the State counterparty following a successful request for proposal. We assisted in negotiating the development agreement to provide new housing accommodation to be operated by a registered housing provider to help solve the problem of homeless youth. The project has involved significant Pro Bono investment and liaison with key stakeholders (project managers, urban planners, architects, builders and housing provider) and is of keen interest to State and its agencies for a successful conclusion.