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Romana’s main areas of expertise include retail leasing, commercial leasing, telecommunications leasing, franchise-related property transactions, property sales and acquisitions and property development.

Romana conducts transactional work for numerous property developers including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing of developed space. She undertakes property due diligence in respect of property acquisitions. She also conducts due diligence on the behalf of major financial institutions, including the examination of leases with respect to real property security for financial accommodation.

Romana’s professional affiliations include membership of the Property Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria and the TSA Australia’s National Society for Telecommunications People.

Romana has been voted by peers as a Best Lawyer in the category of Real Property Law. She has been ‘recommended’ by Doyle’s Guide in the area of Leading Leasing Lawyers in Victoria for 2019.

Specific assignments

  • Acting for major institutional shopping centre owners and corporate shopping centre owners in relation to specialty and majors retail leasing, day to day management issues and future developments.
  • Acting for major mobile telecommunications carriers in relation to acquisition of sites for base stations in the expansion of their networks in Victoria and Tasmania, through negotiation with a variety of land owners and exercising acquisition rights under the Telecommunications Act.
  • Advising franchisors in relation to property transactions for retail space, including the subletting and licensing of premises to franchisees.
  • Acquisition of leasehold interests in Crown lands, including lands held under committee of management, lands covered by Forestry Act, National Parks Act and various other applicable legislation.