Commercially strategic with a common-sense approach, Jen practices in sports law and property law and has worked on a range of complex property transactions.

Jen has acted for vendors, purchasers, lenders and liquidators in various acquisitions and sales and is experienced with the various unique issues and nuances affecting all stakeholders in each transaction. Jen has particular experience advising on leasing, off-the-plan contracts from purchase of the site to completion, residential, commercial, industrial sales and acquisitions as well as experience in acquisitions of commercial office buildings, vineyards and primary production land and rural sales.

Jen is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Sports Law, is a member of the LIV Sports Law Committee, ANZSLA, UDIA and Property Council of Victoria.

Jen is well regarded for her commerciality, pragmatic approach to legal issues and ability to understand key property objectives and provide strategic advice that achieves the expected outcomes and caters to the individual needs of each client.

Areas of Expertise

Key focus areas:

  • Off-the-plan residential and commercial sales and acquisitions
  • Property development
  • Rural sales and acquisitions including water share transfer requirements
  • Sale and acquisition of residential/retirement living sites
  • Corporate structuring

Recent Articles by Jen Severn

Give yourself more time under new complex land transfer transaction requirements

In brief On 1 August 2019, Land Use Victoria mandated that nearly all land transfer transactions, including complex stamp duty transactions, must now be lodged and managed online which, for complex transactions, results in additional time being required for settlement....
9 September, 2019

Changes to sunset clauses are here to stay

Parliament has passed the Sale of Land Amendment Bill 2019 (Vic) which brings into effect retrospective legislation relating to sunset dates (also known as latest dates for registration) in the off-the-plan contracts of sale.
31 May, 2019

Are you ready for the new GST withholding legislation commencing on 1 July 2018?

New residential premises, new residential subdivisions and long term leases are in the direct line of sight of the new GST withholding legislation, set to take effect on 1 July 2018.
18 April, 2018

New GST withholding legislation set to shake up the property sector

On 1 July 2018, a new regime of GST withholding obligations comes into effect and is set to create considerable change in the industry.
12 March, 2018