2 February 2009: A Maddocks lawyer has made the switch from property law to Victorian state politics. The Labor Party's national executive last Friday (30 January) appointed Jennifer Huppert to the Victorian Government's Upper House.
She subsequently resigned from her position as Special Council in Maddocks' Property group and will be sworn in when the Victorian parliament resumes later this week.
Ms Huppert, 46, will represent the Southern Metropolitan electorate in Melbourne, which stretches along the sand-belt from Port Melbourne to Sandringham and east to the leafy electoral districts of Hawthorn, Kew, Malvern, and Burwood.
Since joining Maddocks Property group in 2003, her areas of legal expertise have included:
- Property redevelopment projects, negotiating and drafting contractual documentation for acquisitions and dispositions of property and leasing transactions
- Acting for local governments in property projects involving expression of interest process, public and selective tender processes, concurrent negotiation processes and single party negotiation processes.
"We thank Jennifer for her contribution to the firm and wish her all the best for the next exciting chapter in her career," said Maddocks CEO David Rennick.