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
Practice Leader

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 manages as Practice Leader. 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

Joining Grindal Legal after several years in-house at a property development company, Damian leverages his strong commercial grounding and first-hand knowledge of the property industry to help his clients achieve outstanding results.

Damian’s practice focuses on residential and commercial property developments, commercial/retail leasing, complex land applications, and property sales, acquisitions, due diligence and conveyancing. His experience also extends to construction law, planning, owners corporation matters, and financing and commercial arrangements related to property transactions.

Damian takes pride in the strong relationships he builds with his clients and is valued for his friendly, calm and approachable demeanour, comprehensive and thoughtful advice, and commitment to excellence.

+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
Senior 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
Lawyer

Emily is a Lawyer in the Wills & Estate Administration and Property teams. Emily works closely with our clients to create estate plans and also assists them in navigating their real estate challenges and opportunities.

Prior to her admission to legal practice, Emily had been working with Grindal Legal as a Trainee Lawyer and gained invaluable experience across the firm in multiple practice areas.

Emily enjoys getting to know her clients and helping them through times of transition, whether they are selling their home or planning for their future.

+61 3 9110 3904
es@grindal.legal
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South Melbourne VIC 3205
+61 3 9110 3910
info@grindal.legal

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