Australian firm Arnold Bloch Leibler has promoted a number of lawyers to senior positions, as well as bolstered its property and development practice.
Arnold Bloch Leibler has promoted four “home-grown” lawyers to senior associate positions, in addition to hiring seven new senior associates and one partner, who joins the firm’s property and development team in Sydney.
New partner Jennifer McCosker joins from King & Wood Mallesons, where she was a special counsel. She has extensive experience in a wide range of private and public real estate, corporate real estate and private equity transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, real estate finance, leasing and development matters.
Commenting on the partner appointment, ABL managing partner Henry Lanzer AM said: “Jennifer adds to the significant strength of our market-leading property and development practice.
“We feel fortunate to have secured someone with Jen’s experience and character and we’re delighted to welcome her to the partnership.”
In addition, Michelle Ainsworth, Micaela Bernfield, Crosby Radburn and Jessica Wills have been promoted to senior associate at the firm, and Grace Cho, Lucy Eastoe, Tim Jaeger, Rachel Richardson and Naeha Lal have joined the firm as new senior associates.
Senior partner Mark Leibler AC said that the challenging economic environment for business and individual clients underscored the need for lawyers to be innovative, flexible and resilient.
“Our new senior associates have demonstrated each of these qualities in spades and provided consistently excellent service to our clients,” he said.
“The firm prides itself on offering lawyers the opportunity to advance and thrive as individuals, and these career milestones are a measure of how successfully our new appointees have responded.”