Michael Smith

Senior Associate  |  Real Estate And Projects

(07) 3014 6583

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Dedicated and reliable to his clients, Michael’s attentiveness to all aspects of his work makes him a highly sought-after professional in the industry.

Michael is a Senior Associate in the firm's Real Estate and Projects division and holds over 15 year's of experience in providing advice to landlords, tenants, developers, bodies corporate, administrators, financial institutions, buyers and sellers of commercial, industrial and residential property.

Michael's comprehensive knowledge of the law balanced with a commercial, cost-effective and practical approach ensures he provides his clients with relevant and timely advice.



Bachelor Of Business, Queensland University Of Technology 
Bachelor Of Laws, Queensland University Of Technology 

Community Involvement

Member, Queensland Law Society

Client Solutions

Grain Storage and Logistics Company
land development
Client problem

Assistance required documenting the land access and funding arrangements for the client's development of a new 180,000-tonne grain receiver site as part of a major inland port development in regional Queensland.

outcome achieved

Michael was involved with drafting and negotiating the land acquisition contract for the purpose of constructing its grain loading facility and a licence granting GrainCorp access to build a new railway line on adjacent land. He secured easement rights granting client access to use the railway line on the adjacent land for a 70-year term, and negotiated mutual road access agreements with the regional Council.

Queensland Regional Council
Client problem

The client required assistance with the development of a shared multi-use hall and community centre. The transaction needed to be structured and documented to allow both the development and the shared use between the Council and the State.

outcome achieved

Michael assisted in the drafting and negotiating the shared land access and used documentation, including leases, subleases and licences.

Queensland Private Development Company
Land development
Client problem

The client required assistance with documenting and coordinating the stage development and sale to buyers of flat and community titled land for over 180 lots. 

outcome achieved

Michael assisted with preparing and registering the required land titling documentation to structure the development, subdivide the development land, and facilitate the successful developer sale of all lots to third party buyers.


Michael Smith's INSIGHTS

November 11, 2021

Real Estate and Projects

A Pocket Guide to Completing a Property Occupations Form 6
Update on Lease Negotiations Under COVID-19 – Queensland Retail and Commercial Leases – Extension of Relief Period
Rent Negotiations Under COVID-19 – Queensland Retail and Commercial Leases

April 8, 2020

Commercial Real Estate and Projects

National Cabinet Mandatory Leasing Code of Conduct

March 30, 2020

Commercial Real Estate and Projects

COVID-19 – Moratorium on Rent Payments for Commercial and Retail Leases

March 30, 2020

Commercial Real Estate and Projects

Landlords and Tenants – Navigating Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

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"McInnes Wilson were extremely helpful and proactive in their communication, ensuring we were always fully informed."


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(07) 3014 6583