Vanessa Sciortino2021-07-29T13:13:43+10:00

Vanessa Sciortino

Special Counsel
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  • Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Queensland University of Technology
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Areas of Practice
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Relevant Experience

Vanessa practices exclusively in property and commercial law, having spent more than half of her career focusing on the management rights industry. She regularly acts for managers (both short term operators and permanent buildings) buying and selling management rights (including off the plan acquisitions), renewals and renewal strategies, variations and negotiation of new agreements and other body corporate related issues.

Vanessa’s uncompromising standards, ability to think outside the box, and desire to exceed expectations allow her to develop solutions to achieve the best results for her clients. As such, she has acted for hundreds of managers across Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Vanessa is on the panel of Quest approved solicitors and has a deep understanding of the intricacies that come with purchasing a franchised hotel. She regularly acts for managers purchasing and selling hotels and motels, both freehold and leasehold as well as those which are franchised.

Through her vast property experience, she acts for both landlords and tenants in commercial and retail leasing across Australia. Vanessa also assists real estate agents in growing their portfolios through acquiring rent rolls and sales agency business.

Vanessa has a passion for further learning and helping others. She was on the committee of her son’s non-for-profit childcare and was instrumental in them becoming an approved provider. Vanessa continues to act in the purchase and sales of childcare centres, given her intricate understanding and interest in this area.

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Listen here

Building your Management Rights Toolkit – What you need to know from a Legal & Accounting perspective?

Vanessa speaks with Chris Lewis and Smiljan Jankovic (Management Rights Specialist, Archer Gowland Redshaw) about Management Rights on their Building Your Business podcast series. Listen here.

What Vanessa’s clients say
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I had the pleasure of working with Vanessa on numerous Management Rights acquisitions over a 2 year period. Vanessa is an excellent lawyer with acute skills and an eye for detail. I would highly recommend her for any such matters.

Steve Hartley, Founder and Executive Director at Restt Group Ltd

I rely on Nicholsons for the best business and personal representation, having been a business client for over 20 years I have found their personal approach and advice priceless.

Warwick Donsky, Realty Management Bulimba

I have had numerous dealings with Nicholsons Solicitors (and Vanessa Sciortino in particular) over the last several years. On each occasion I have found them to be efficient, professional and reliable. They have understood my requirements and acted on them promptly. I would have no hesitation in retaining their services for my future requirements, and in recommending them to prospective clients.

Lyndon Simmons
Matthew Savage

As a strata management business leader, my strata management team and our clients rely on the expertise of industry-specialist lawyers like Vanessa Sciortino and the Nicholsons team. Body corporate law can be difficult to navigate for volunteer committee members, Vanessa’s plain-English communication style is very helpful for clients to understand their legal advice and to work together to find a path forward.

Matthew Savage, BCSystems

VANESSA SCIORTINO Has looked after numerous leases for our CBD hospitality businesses over the last few years, including leases signed through the COVID pandemic. She has been exceptional. It’s hard to define great legal work, however it’s easy to see if your lawyer has not looked after your company’s interests as well as they could. She is currently working on our next lease. That says it all.

Dane O'Hara, Ann Street Food Group

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