Corporate Advisory

Succeeding in Queensland’s complex corporate environment requires a strong grasp of commercial law with a proven aptitude for strategy.

The Keir Steele Waldon Lawyers Corporate Advisory team can be a trusted partner to your board or leadership group. Our legal and commercial expertise will position your company to respond to opportunities to grow your competitive advantage or deliver value for your shareholders.

Our understanding of the key issues that matter to Queensland industry, from project managing complex corporate ventures to leading your commercial transactions, provides valuable strategic insight.

We have extensive experience providing forthright, action-oriented advice to private and public companies, multinationals, investors and equity funds, financial institutions and governments throughout Queensland.

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Mick is renowned in North Queensland for being a leading solicitor when it comes to commercial transactions and complex legal issues, especially where ‘left field’ thinking is required.  

With 25 years of experience, he has a knack for seeing problems from a different perspective in order to find innovative solutions that are tailored to his client’s individual goals.

His practical, straight-shooting approach in the areas of commercial, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, rural law and property development, is refreshing for clients who want to see solid, tangible outcomes.

Mick knows that providing advice to clients in these areas of business requires not only an understanding of the relevant law, but also a healthy appreciation of the commercial realities involved in each particular transaction.

Mick provides advice to small, medium and large agribusiness operators, local governments, government owned corporations, corporate and family businesses across a diverse range of industries. He has quality experience in the beef, cane, aquaculture, aviation, energy, solar, marine, mining, quarry, health, probity, property development and construction industries and sits on several private advisory boards in that regard. Mick is recommended by Doyles as a Leading Agribusiness Lawyer – Queensland, and is also a director of Mercy Community Services NQ.

When the weather’s good, Mick likes to hitch his boat to the back of his 4WD and set out with his four teenage sons Connor, Harri, Darcy and Sam, exploring the hidden gems of North Queensland.


Jayson has an approachable and genuine style coupled with an ability to take complex legal issues and break them down for clients, so they can gain a full understanding of their matter.  

Jayson is known for delivering practical clear advice to clients across regional Queensland. Having grown up in Ingham, Jayson has a strong connection with rural Queensland and a better understanding than most about what makes regional communities tick.

Jayson provides advice to private clients, family businesses, small to medium enterprise and rural enterprise on a range of corporate and commercial matters including all aspects of property law, estate and succession planning, elder law and rural law.

Jayson has an approachable and genuine style coupled with an ability to take complex legal issues and break them down for clients, so they can gain a full understanding of their matter.

Jayson is passionate about helping local businesses and individuals succeed, which is why he has built such a loyal client following and professional network over the past 20 years.

“Clients and community have always underpinned my approach to business. Throughout my career I’ve received unwavering support from the Hinchinbrook and greater North Queensland community, which is why it is important for me to do my utmost to return the favour and achieve positive outcomes for my clients and give back to the community.”

When he’s not at work you will likely find Jayson running one of his four boys to training or a sporting event on the weekend.


Ashleigh has substantial experience working with agribusiness clients from cane and cattle farmers to foreign clients investing in Australian agriculture.
Practicing predominantly in the areas of commercial property and agribusiness, Ashleigh as developed a strong foundation as a commercial lawyer. Since her admission as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2019, Ashleigh has worked in both a generalist firm in regional Queensland as well as an international firm.

Ashleigh’s experience with agribusiness clients extends from cane and cattle farms to foreign investors, investing in Australian agriculture.

Ashleigh conducts all aspects of agribusiness transactions from contract negotiations, contract drafting, duty considerations, Foreign Investment Review Board applications, due diligence reports through to settlement.

Ashleigh is also well versed on all aspects of property law. Ashleigh can provide advice on all aspects, especially retail shop leasing (and disputes), residential and commercial conveyancing, cane and cattle farm leasing, disposals and acquisitions, and water rights.

Ashleigh has experience drafting all manner of property documents such as leases, call options, various deeds and easements for multiple jurisdictions.