Minters nabs property partner
MinterEllison has recruited a new property development partner who joins from Herbert Smith Freehills.
The firm has revealed Carla Deluca has joined the firm, following her departure from Herbert Smith Freehills where she was a senior associate.
In her new role, Ms Deluca will be based in Minters’ Melbourne office, where she will advise on real estate matters across a broad range of industries and sectors.
Throughout her career, Ms Deluca has gained significant experience in advising on property development and construction projects, PPP projects, fund through transactions, acquisitions and disposals, due diligences, funds management transactions and aged care and retirement village projects.
“Carla has built a reputation as a leading development lawyer and one who understands the commercial imperatives of those involved in the property and development sectors,” said head of Minters’ infrastructure, construction and property business line, partner Virginia Briggs.
“With her broad industry experience and specialised skills, she both enhances our service offering for clients in this area and adds further depth to our national property team.”
Minters partner Anthony Poynton, who leads the property team in Melbourne, said Ms Deluca’s reputation in the market reflects the high regard in which she is held by clients and peers.
“We have been across the table from Carla on a number of complex negotiations,” he said.
“She is an excellent lawyer and a very good strategist, with a solutions-focused approach and impressive ability to get the deal done.
“Carla will be a great addition to the national practice and to our team here in Melbourne.”