Rosemary Tedesco Special Counsel

Rosemary is an experienced real estate lawyer who has acted on transactions and projects in various States across a number of sectors and involving a range of assets.

Rosemary’s approach is commercial and considered and she advises international and national clients on all aspects of real estate, including sales, acquisitions, leases, licences, options, and easements as well as assisting on corporate M&A deals to identify real estate risks.



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).