Massons is a premium law firm specialising exclusively in Australian commercial property law.
Led by Jodie Masson and Leisha de Aboitiz, Massons has a high profile within the real estate industry and a sophisticated client base built on long-term relationships.
Massons advises on any legal issue relating to the acquisition, sale or ongoing management of commercial property. It is a rapidly growing firm, prioritising retention of the best people.
Massons delivers simple solutions for complex property projects.
The goal: making hard things look easy.
Massons is proud to partner with Human Rights for All (HR4A) established by Alison Battisson, a close personal friend and former colleague. HR4A is an organisation representing refugees and stateless people seeking freedom before Tribunals, in the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court and the High Court. We have watched Ali’s incredible vision turn into something life changing – there are so many people relying on her team and there are never enough resources to help them all. We are delighted to have been able to develop a graduate secondment program in partnership with HR4A – designed to answer a very specific resourcing need for HR4A so that they can extend their reach.
The secondment structure is hugely rewarding for our firm and our secondees. We offer all graduates the opportunity to undertake a 2-month Massons’ sponsored secondment with HR4A during their graduate year. It has been designed as an “opt-in” program, so our graduates can decide whether or not they would like to participate. Graduates wanting to participate in the program are relocated to the HR4A headquarters in Newtown and are fully immersed in Human Rights law for the full 2 months of the secondment. This usually happens in the 2nd half of their graduate year, after our graduates have completed their tailored training program and are comfortable with their commercial property law journey at Massons. The secondment offers hands-on litigation experience, including opportunities to attend hearings (eg before Tribunals, the Federal Court etc). It is a secondment that will give graduates exposure to work that is literally life-changing.
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“Massons was first appointed to the City's panel of property law firms in 2016 and established a strong relationship founded on providing practical, relevant and timely advice on property matters. In 2020 Massons' successful approach to working with the City was confirmed through its re-appointment to the City's panel of property law firms. The City continues to engage Massons for some of its most complex and involved property matters. Massons' specialised expertise continues to provide excellent outcomes for the City.”
- Hannah Reid, Principal Lawyer, Legal Services, City of Sydney
“Massons provided exceptional legal services to Brickworks across our national property portfolio in 2020 and have done so for several years. Massons regularly assists us with bespoke and complex property matters, including on a number of our significant industrial sites, in addition to our commercial and retail premises across Australia. We continue to work closely with Massons, as they are proactive, pre-emptive, accessible and concise with turnaround times, always keeping us up to date.”
- Megan Kublins, Executive General Manager Property & Development, Brickworks
“We highly value the relationship with we have with Massons as one of our preferred legal partners. Like 151 Property, Massons is solutions focussed, commercial and delivers high quality services and advice. Massons is a trusted advisor to 151 Property with a depth of knowledge and experience in commercial property law equivalent to a top tier firm, but delivered in an agile, personal and friendly way made possible as a boutique law firm. ”
- Davina Greenberg, Head of Legal, Risk & Compliance, 151 Property
“Massons are best in class. Their turnaround times are unparalleled, they are really user friendly, and when you deal with them, you deal with a principal. Their culture is fantastic, and that flows from the principals down. They’re commercially minded and a great firm to work with.”
- Rob Gishen, National Director Office Leasing, Colliers International