Tisher Liner FC Law has expertise in all aspects of leasing, acting for landlords and tenants involving commercial and retail leases.

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, our highly skilled lawyers can prepare both retail and non-retail leases and can advise on leasing disputes. We have extensive experience managing disputes and the complex litigation process at various levels. We have appeared at the Small Business Commissioner and the Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal (VCAT) successfully on behalf of clients. Our team of lawyers focus on making the process as seamless as possible.

If you are a landlord or tenant, or find your in a lease dispute, please contact our team for advice and guidance.

In particular, we have extensive experience in:

  • Leases (Commercial, Retail, Industrial and Licensed Premises);
  • Shopping Centre Leases;
  • Disclosure statements;
  • Preparing agreements for lease;
  • Assignments and Transfers of lease;
  • Subleases and licence agreements;
  • Advice on leasing disputes;
  • Small Business Commissioner mediations and Retail Leases Act VCAT matters;
  • Liquor and Gaming Licensing;
  • Preparing cases opposing an application before Liquor Licensing Victoria; and
  • Dealing with objections to licences.

Our Experts

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Principal BEc, LLB, LLM

Michael Fetter

Highly respected in his fields, Michael Fetter is renowned for his sharp business mind and ability to cut through...
Principal Accredited Property Law Specialist

Jonathan Tisher

Jonathan Tisher oversees all forms of property transactions and deals with the structuring of the transaction, the...
Principal BEc, LLB

Ron Cohen

Ron’s clients include large corporations and individuals that rely on him for all aspects of their legal...
Principal Accredited Property Law Specialist

Frank Tisher OAM

Frank specialises in drafting contractual documentation and in dealing with complex aspects of Property law including...
Principal LLB

Alan Goldstone OAM

Alan Goldstone practises predominantly in the commercial world and is a specialist in business sales and acquisitions,...
Principal Accredited Business Law Specialist

Phillip Leaman

Phillip Leaman knows that his clients want to get the deal done and start making money, and takes a strategic approach...
Senior Associate BA, LLB

Jeremy Quah

Jeremy has extensive experience in advising small and medium size enterprises on general commercial matters including...
Senior Associate LLB (Hons), PgDip

Rob Oxley

Rob’s clients include large corporations and family operated businesses The success Rob has experienced over the...
Senior Associate LLB, LLM

Tiago Silva

The fact that Tiago provides both front and back end legal services enables him to take a more holistic and...
Associate BA, LLB

Samuel McMahon

Samuel McMahon is known for his practical nature, aptitude for problem solving, strong communication skills and...
Associate BA, LLB

Julia Thermos

Julia Thermos’ work includes residential and commercial acquisitions, disposals, property development,...
Associate Accredited Property Law Specialist

Nafsika Palbas

Nafsika Palbas confidently advises clients, investors and developers on real estate acquisitions, dispositions,...

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