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Sara Hatcher

Special Counsel

Bachelor of Technology (Information and Communication Systems), Dip Law LPAB

  • Retirement Living
  • Aged Care
  • Solar & Wind Farms
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Property
  • Business Sales
  • Building and Construction
  • Easements
  • Crown Land
  • Property and Leasing
  • Property Law
  • Subdivisions
  • Leases and Licenses
  • Owners’ Corporation

Sara has over 15 years’ experience in property and other law. She has been a trusted adviser to individuals, small, medium and large businesses, consultants, listed property trusts, developers, national landlords and tenants, shopping centres and listed corporations.

Sara has significant experience and expertise in all facets of retail, industrial and commercial leasing, including on behalf of both landlords and tenants assisting with preliminary negotiations, drafting and reviewing agreements for lease, leases, licences, development agreements, assignments, surrenders and other related documents and the enforcement of those documents, as well as advising on developments, subdivisions, property sales and purchases and other property related transactions.

Experience

  • Managed the national property leasing portfolio for a national retailer involving thirty new shop openings per year.
  • Advising developers on developments including all transactional aspects of the development, including purchasing, equity funding arrangements, planning and off the plan contract preparation through to completion of the off the plan development and sales.
  • Large and small scale conveyancing transactions from one off purchases and sales to the sales and purchases of shopping centres and commercial premises.
  • Property due diligence related to the purchase of a listed company with many property assets throughout Australia.
  • Company title, strata title and community title transactions.
  • Advising on and negotiating building contracts.
  • Subdivision and development documentation and advice.
  • Early user of e-conveyancing in conducting the 10th electronic settlement through PEXA in NSW and continued user of e-conveyancing.
  • Advising on Retirement Village contracts and leases.
  • Negotiating and drafting leases of sites to telecommunications carriers for the purposes of providing telecommunications facilities.

Leadership

  • Finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards in 2015 in the category of Sole Practitioner of the Year.
  • Member of CBD Evolve group of Business Network International.
  • Member of NSW Law Society.