Deborah Overstead Special Counsel

Meet Deborah

Deborah is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ specialist experience in finance and securities across a number of industry sectors, including financial services, property development, agriculture, mining, energy and resources.

Deborah assists clients by providing commercially practical advice in relation to project and infrastructure financing, property financing, construction and development, structured asset financings, financing of business acquisitions and debt restructurings/workouts. Deborah acts for both borrowers and lenders. She also has expertise in advisory and transactional roles for the government and public sector, including GOCs.

Deborah is a published author on personal property securities and corporate financing and is recognised as a leading Australian lawyer in Banking and Finance Law by Best Lawyers Australia, 2019.



Listed as a leading lawyer in Banking and Finance Law
Best Lawyers Australia 2014 - 2020
Listed as a leading lawyer in Project Finance and Development Practice
Best Lawyers Australia, 2020

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Commerce and Laws, University of Queensland