Melissa Nielsen

Melissa Nielsen

Partner

Melissa has extensive experience in all facets of business, commercial and property law with her clientele base ranging from larger publicly-listed corporations through to privately-owned companies and self-employed clients.

Her extensive experience in commercial and property matters includes advising on all aspects of the acquisition and sale process, drafting contract documentation, negotiating contract terms, completing due diligence enquiries and finalising the conveyancing process. She provides practical and effective advice in relation to all aspects of property and commercial transactions, with a strong background in rural and agricultural dealings.

Melissa has a special interest in leasing – commercial, rural and retail, acting on behalf of Far North Queensland’s largest corporation in this field. Highly results driven, she specialises in transactional work and has a strong background in providing advice on contracts and agreements, property development, building, conveyancing, mortgaging and franchising.

Melissa has valuable local experience.  Born and raised in tropical north Queensland, she is a true local with strong ties to the community and the region.  She is a current director of Advance Cairns Limited.

In 2013 Melissa was awarded the James Cook University Outstanding Alumni Award for the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts.

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Credentials

  • Bachelor of Laws – (Honours) (2002)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (2003)
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland (2003)
  • Partner, Miller Harris Lawyers (2013)

Professional Memberships

  • Advance Cairns Limited (current director)
  • North Queensland Women’s Legal Service (current management committee member)
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Far North Queensland Law Association (former executive committee member)
  • Cairns Community Legal Centre (former executive committee member)

Melissa Nielsen

Partner

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