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

Michael Fetter has been recognised on the Best Lawyers List for 2020/2021 in the category of Commercial Law Find the...
Principal Accredited Property Law Specialist

Jonathan Tisher

Jonathan Tisher has been recognised on the Best Lawyers List for 2020/2021 in the category of Real Property Law and...
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 LLB(Hons), BCom

Phillip Leaman

Phillip Leaman has been recognised on the Best Lawyers List for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 years in the category of...
Principal LLB (Hons), PgDip

Rob Oxley

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

Jeremy Quah

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

Samuel McMahon

Samuel McMahon is known for his calm and considered solutions, practical nature and problem-solving skills He has a...
Senior Associate BA, LLB

Julia Thermos

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

Nafsika Palbas

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

Phoebe Langridge

Phoebe Langridge is a commercial litigator who practices across a number of areas including breach of directors duties,...

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