Rosemary Tedesco Special Counsel

Rosemary is an experienced property lawyer specialising in real estate transactions across a number of states and sectors as well as specialising in transactions involving water licences and water rights.

She acts for international and national clients on all property related matters for commercial, industrial, retail and rural assets, including sales and acquisitions, leasing, general property advice and undertaking due diligence to identify real estate risks as part of broader M&A transactions.



Public Listed Client

Acted on the negotiation of an agreement for lease and lease for development of a hotel within the Adelaide airport precinct.

Internationally listed REIT Client

Acted on the sale of a national portfolio comprising a 34 floor commercial office in the Sydney CBD and 11 industrial properties across 5 states via a competitive sale process.

International Investment Fund Client

Acted on a number of separate sales and acquisitions of large rural properties/agribusinesses and water licences across NSW and QLD.

Liquidator Client

Acted on a number of transactions for the sale of residential properties at various stages of construction in VIC.

Bain Capital

Reviewed and advised on the leasing documents for over 35 childhood centres as part of its acquisition of a majority interest in Only About Children, a leading early childhood education and development business.

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Economics), University of Sydney
  • Diploma in Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board


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External publications

  • “Claims by a purchaser under a contract for the sale of land”, API Property Newsletter (Jan-Mar 2011).
  • “Disputes over trees – the story so far”, REINSW Property Newsletter (June 2010).


  • Presented to a major international bank on water licences and buying water in NSW (2013).
  • Co-presented to institutional landlord client on differences between retail leases and commercial leases (2012).
  • Co-presented seminar to receiver client on real estate sales by receivers (2010).