Donna Rayner - Russell Kennedy

Donna Rayner

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 61 3 9609 1503

Current Employment:  Russell Kennedy, Lawyers, Melbourne Australia


  • Acting for owners, operators and developers of retirement villages in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales including advising on legal compliance issues, retirement village acquisitions, retirement village structuring and preparation of resident contract documentation
  • Seconded to Lend Lease for a period of  21 months to provide in-house advice on a major retirement villages re-contracting project including engagement with various stakeholders, the review of numerous resident contracts and re-contracting of over 1000 residents and attending resident meetings
  • Acting for owners of retirement villages in Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania in relation to legal compliance issues
  • Acting on behalf of vendors and purchasers in respect of the sale and acquisition of residential and commercial property

Previous Role: Lend Lease, Legal Counsel (Secondment) December 2010 to August 2012 

Seconded to Lend Lease from Russell Kennedy as Legal Counsel for  a retirement villages contract project.  This role included review and analysis of current contract terms, drafting new contract terms, providing advice to the business, creating and implementing various project documents and processes, representing the business in verbal and written communication to external advisors and external stakeholders, providing on-site and off-site training to various departments of the business

Office Location

Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street
PO Box 5146
Melbourne, VIC 3001

Practice Areas

Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law