Our team of property and estate planning lawyers are here to help our clients navigate their most important transactions and challenges, no matter how large or complex.



Sam Grindal
Principal
Accredited Specialist – Property Law


Property can present many complicated and sensitive legal issues, and Sam has built a reputation with his expertise, practical approach and friendly, personal service.

Sam’s clients range from large-scale property developers and financers, to first home buyers and experienced investors. While their needs vary, he appreciates that each client’s matter represents something significant to each of them, be it a major investment or their first home.

From leasing and conveyancing transactions to development agreements and joint venture arrangements, Sam prides himself on providing thorough, reliable and effective advice. He is one of a small group of Victorian lawyers accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as property law specialists.

+61 3 9110 3999
sg@grindal.legal
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Madelaine Carroll
General Manager

Madelaine leads Grindal Legal’s business and finance functions and is a member of the firm’s leadership team, managing the firm’s current services and future growth.

Madelaine has a hands on role with some of Grindal Legal’s most important matters, providing financial and business acumen in support of the property and mortgage team. Her experience in trust regulation and complex transactions is an invaluable asset to the firm.

Madelaine also ensures the smooth running of the firm’s day-to-day operations, managing finances, HR, IT and all other needs of the firm.

Madelaine holds a Bachelor of Business Management from RMIT University and is a member of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association.

+61 3 9110 3900
mc@grindal.legal
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Christine Crupi
Senior Associate

Extensive experience in all aspects of commercial and residential property transactions including leasing, subdivisions, owners corporations and general property law has provided Christine with the necessary know-how to provide practical and sound advice to her clients.

Christine’s practice also extends to the areas of Wills and Estates, a team which she currently leads as our Senior Associate alongside Principal, Sam Grindal. Christine can provide you with thorough advice about amending or preparing your Will in the context of your family circumstances, business, trust and superannuation structures to ensure your wishes are reflected appropriately.

Irrespective of the brief, Christine is passionate about providing prompt and accessible service and achieving the desired results for her clients. Christine’s ability to form strong client relationships is attributable to her sensitive yet pragmatic approach which is respected by her peers and clients.

+61 3 9110 3903
cc@grindal.legal
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Damian Lasocki
Lawyer

Admitted in 2013, Damian has broad experience across a variety of property, construction and commercial transactions. Damian’s practice focuses on property sales, conveyancing and retail leasing, and he has a keen interest in mixed-use developments.

Before joining Grindal Legal, Damian spent three years in-house at a property development company, where he was involved across all stages of the project cycle. Through this role, Damian gained strong commercial grounding and developed a detailed understanding of the broader property industry.

Damian focuses on building relationships with his clients to ensure he is attuned to their needs and can best harness his experience to produce sound legal advice and achieve excellent commercial outcomes.

+61 3 9110 3905
dl@grindal.legal
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Stephanie Dubria
Mortgage Team Leader

Having being involved in the banking and finance industry both in Sydney and Melbourne for over 10 years, Stephanie has gained extensive experience and an understanding of client expectation across multiple settings.

Stephanie’s intuitive connection to the needs of the client, the lender, and the borrower have been fostered and developed through exposure to a variety of environments and positions within the industry, which has led to her to managing the mortgage team at Grindal Legal.

Stephanie’s excellent communication skills, along with her proactive and friendly approach, provide our clients with peace of mind across all aspects of the mortgage lending process.

+61 3 9110 3901
sd@grindal.legal
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Ashleigh Gravino
Conveyancer

With more than a decade of conveyancing experience, Ashleigh is a trusted member of Grindal Legal’s property team. She is adept at detecting and solving issues in property transactions quickly and decisively, and always with the best result for her clients in mind.

Ashleigh has represented a broad set of clients, including property developers, investors, and first home buyers, with both large commercial and personal property matters having benefitted from her attention to detail and in-depth knowledge.

Whether a client is purchasing their first home or undertaking a major property development, Ashleigh makes every effort to ensure their transaction is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

+61 3 9110 3902
ag@grindal.legal


Emily Story
Trainee Lawyer

Emily is undertaking her practical legal training at Grindal Legal having recently graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

Emily has experience dealing in residential conveyancing transactions and contracts and is keen to start building on this experience in the areas of property and wills and estates law.

Emily enjoys interacting with our clients and peers, working in partnership with them to find the best approach and solution.

+61 3 9110 3904
es@grindal.legal
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Matt Seed
Lawyer

Matt joined Grindal Legal as one of the initial members of the mortgage team and, since his admission to practice in early 2018, has been growing his expertise and knowledge in the areas of property and banking and finance.

Matt aims to build lasting relationships with our clients by gaining a good knowledge of our client’s businesses, economic drivers and market requirements, allowing him to better understand and service their needs. Through effective communication and the adaptive use of technology, Matt has the ability to solve problems and deliver practical, commercial solutions to our client’s mortgage and property-related issues.

Matt’s friendly and relaxed approach to practice means he is always ready to assist with your queries.

+61 3 9110 3906
ms@grindal.legal
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Anne Liamzon
Mortage Clerk

Over the past two years of working in the banking and finance industry, Anne has developed an excellent understanding of mortgage and conveyancing documentation requirements. Anne manages a high volume of files from inception through to completion, whilst maintaining a calm and considered approach.

She enjoys building relationships with clients and stakeholders to enable successful outcomes.

+61 3 9110 3908
al@grindal.legal
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South Melbourne VIC 3205
+61 3 9110 3910
info@grindal.legal

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