Merryn Skehan

Senior Associate
Melbourne

Legal Expertise

Expertise

Merryn is a property and commercial lawyer with broad experience in:

  • commercial property law transactions such as sales and purchases of commercial property (including shopping centres and factories)
  • general commercial transactions including sales and purchases of business and liquor licensing
  • wills and estates management.

She works for corporate groups, national and international companies, high net-worth individuals and family businesses, developers, retailers and landlords.

Merryn is an accessible operator with a commercial mind, and a keen willingness to work with clients to facilitate their objectives in a timely manner.

Experience

  • sales and purchases of businesses such as wineries, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets
  • sales and purchases of commercial property
  • liquor licensing for importers, winery groups, cafes and restaurants
  • general property matters including: registering plans of subdivision, adverse possession applications, estate-related property transactions (including transfers to and from testamentary trusts and SMSFs), missing title applications and title amendment applications
  • administration of estates and probate work including testamentary disputes such as preparation for court proceedings, mediation and round table conferences
  • leasing of commercial properties (including renewals, variations and assignments).

Memberships and Associations

  • Committee member of the Victorian Women Lawyers (VWL) networking committee and VWL member
  • Member of Future Leaders Owning Success (FLOS) – Cornwalls’ women’s association
  • Member of the Melbourne Cricket Club
  • Member of the Melbourne University Renegades
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, History & Sociology – Monash University
  • Master of Laws, Juris Doctor – Monash University

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Victoria
  • High Court of Australia

“My ability to think laterally, together with my clients’ business acumen and expertise, enables us to collaboratively achieve their desired outcomes.”