A lawyer in the Madgwicks Property team with varied experience in property including retail, commercial and telecommunications leasing, Celeste has diverse experience and is a valuable asset to the team.

Celeste regularly acts for landlords and tenants in a range of retail and commercial leasing matters relating to shopping centres and commercial buildings, drafting and negotiating the leasing arrangements with their advocates and relevant stakeholders.

Celeste regularly advises on COVID-19 affected leases and rent relief including drafting applications for rent relief on behalf of tenants, engaging in negotiations between landlords and tenants and the ongoing repercussions stemming from COVID-19.

Having previously managed a national portfolio for a major telecommunications carrier across various states and projects, Celeste engaged with a range of stakeholders and organisations including government agencies, councils, owner’s corporations, hospitals, airports, sport stadiums and corporate landlords.

In addition to this leasing Celeste has experience with dispositions of both residential and commercial property.

Celeste is the Madgwicks Lawyers Meritas Young Lawyers Liaison and works closely with our alliance firms across the globe to foster connections and build relationships internationally. Celeste is a detail oriented, organised and approachable team member working with and assisting a variety of team members and clients across the property department.

 

Areas of Expertise

Key focus areas:

  • Telecommunications
  • Property

Recent Articles by Celeste Galante

The Beginning of the End: FAQs from Landlords and Tenants regarding COVID-19 Rent Relief

One year on from our first COVID-19 Leasing FAQ article, the issues may be different, however, ongoing questions regarding what tenants and landlords should do in certain circumstances still remain. With the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Leases and Licences) Regulations...
26 March, 2021

Reminder: Land Tax Relief Deadline Looms

In brief As outlined in an earlier article,  the enactment of the State Taxation Acts Amendments (Relief Measures) Bill, provides that the Treasurer may direct the Commissioner of State Revenue to give effect to emergency tax relief measures as announced...
25 March, 2021

Stamp duty waiver a win for buyers in Victoria

In brief In what has been an unprecedented year, the Victorian Government released the State Budget for 2020-21 (‘Budget‘) on 24 November 2020 with a stated objective of “putting people first”. To stimulate the property market and assist with housing...
17 December, 2020