Melinda was admitted in 2007 while working for the Public Trustee of Queensland where her role focused on commercial leasing. Melinda then took an opportunity to work in private practice in Sydney. As part of the commercial finance and property team at Kemp Strang she predominately worked on security arrangements on large development transactions for the major banks.
Following the global financial crisis, Melinda returned to Brisbane and practiced in the property team at McInnes Wilson Lawyers before moving to an in-house legal role at RACQ. Whilst at RACQ she broadened her commercial law experience providing advice on the Australian Consumer Law, supply agreements and governance issues. Melinda was fortunate to assist in the establishment and operation of the RACQ Foundation working with organisations across Queensland as they helped to rebuild their communities following the floods. This sparked a passion for investing more in her community.
In 2012, Melinda took a break from practice and, together with her husband, took a role as an Assistant Pastor at Noosa Christian Outreach Church. During this time Melinda also accepted a 15-month contract to work for the Governance Team at Sunshine Coast Regional Council before establishing a small consulting business focused on helping small businesses grow.
Melinda returned to practice in 2017 when she joined the Butler McDermott Team. She is the honorary solicitor for the Marcoola Surf Life-saving Club and remains an active member of her faith community.
Melinda has experience in:
- Residential and Commercial conveyancing
- Business sales and acquisitions
- Large scale off-the-plan developments
- Retirement Villages
- Security documentation
- Preparation and review of Trust Deeds
- Corporate Governance advice