Amanda Spencer has an extensive background in residential, commercial, retail, industrial and rural real estate throughout Australia. Amanda is an Accredited Specialist in Property Law and has experience over the past 36 years within Property, Finance, Construction and estate planning areas of the Law.
Amanda worked as a conveyancer from 1980 in Sydney and later studied Law and was admitted at Sydney University in 1997, then completing her Specialist Accreditation in Property Law in 2003. She has vast experience advising in relation to investment property acquisition, property development, self-managed superannuation purchasing and financing, contracts and tenders, development agreements, infrastructure contracts, project finance, leasing, joint ventures, licensing, easements, property and strata/community development.
Amanda commenced her legal career at a large law firm in the Sydney CBD working her way to the position of senior associate lawyer within the property department where she worked with large organizations such as the Woolworths group, Colonial First State, Rams together with many large to medium development groups. She was also involved in large development projects within the Sydney CBD, North Sydney and Norwest Business Park in Sydney’s Western suburbs. She advised a number of leading Australian financial institutions and corporates which lead to a position within a national financial planning corporation.
Amanda worked as the solicitor director within the Financial Services sector taking the Group she worked for from a state based small financial planning organisation to a national based company having offices in each of the states of Australia and New Zealand. She formed part of the executive, advised the Property Panel and the Group on matters relating to residential investment property, self-managed super funds, property development, finance broking sector, insurance, funds management, estate planning and compliance.
In 2012 Amanda formed Bridge Legal after encouragement by members of the property investment industry who were finding it difficult to find a solicitor that understood property investment for client referrals. The firm was specifically established to assist the clients of referrer organisations such as Property Investor Acquisition Facilitators, Financial Planners, Finance Brokers and Accounting Practices. Amanda’s vast understanding of the financial planning sector and investor finance lending areas has attracted Financial Planning companies seeking her assistance to act for their clients to provide legal professional services in relation to finance and property transactions and estate planning for their client investors. Finance lending for investors being vastly diverse to that of an everyday conveyance her patience and experience with developers, clients and banks gets the matter settled with the minimum of delays to all parties.
Bridge Legal acts for investor purchasers in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania which makes their services unique as clients are not forced to use different legal practices in each state they may invest in.