Jodie Lonard

Special Counsel
Real Estate & Commercial

‘I aim to make my clients’ lives as easy as possible by understanding their commercial needs, talking their language, and driving outcomes.’

Jodie acts on a broad range of real estate and commercial matters. She spends a large part of her day working with developers on a wide range of matters from initial set up structures, acquisitions, titling and access to implementing projects, and managing the sale process.

Jodie is a driving force and constant source of positive energy on projects, which she maintains by drawing on her experience to manage expectations of processes and risks.

Her origins are from the area of body corporate law and hospitality law, but her extensive practice today extends into all aspects of leasing and the sale and purchase of a wide range of businesses in the hospitality, business, and retail industries.

Clients feel well-supported and like their matters are under control when working with Jodie because she has a ‘can do’ and ‘no excuses’ attitude.

Why AJ & Co?

‘The culture at AJ & Co’ is not static. It adopts a growth mindset that embraces learning, taking on challenges, and asks how things can be done better – both internally and for our clients.’


Jodie has acted for developers, commercial and private clients, bodies corporate, receivers, liquidators and government or government owned corporations.

Her recent matters have included:

  • Represented a private developer in a joint venture with AVJennings and participated on behalf of the developer in project control group meetings for the joint venture
  • Lead lawyer and relationship contact who represented WorkPac in their Australia wide leasing portfolio
  • Represented Mulpha in the retail shop leasing for Sanctuary Cove
  • Represented and managed in in the divestment of all major assets
  • Represented developers to acquire existing schemes for redevelopment
  • Representing Niclin in site acquisitions and development matters
  • Representing bodies corporate in tilting disputes including against Peppers in New
    South Wales and a Brisbane hospital