Grant Cheesman

Managing Principal

Grant has 20 years experience in Australia, New Zealand and Europe and has personally worked for large international and multi top tier clients and small to medium business owners.

Grant is well known for his practical, no fuss, innovative problem solving approach. He provides his clients with solutions through values of integrity, commitment and respect.

Often referred to as the lawyer with a great sense of humour, clients know Grant brings an exceptional amount of experience, is fair, honest and transparent and that he delivers what he promises.

Grant Cheesman started Grant Ross Legal because he believes the legal service needs to change to be innovative and flexible to suit client's needs and the changing work environment.

  • 20 years experience as a specialist property and commercial lawyer in leading firms in New Zealand and Australia
  • 2 years supplementary tax structuring, funds advisory, tax advisory and securitisation experience with Ernst & Young (London).

Contact Grant for a no obligation free chat on:


+61 481 137 102


  • Commercial Law
  • Transactional Law
  • Contractual Law
  • Banking and Financial Law
  • SMSF property investment
  • Retail Law
  • Property finance
  • Property finance
  • Distressed assets and debt instruments
  • Specialist leasing including ground and concurrent leases
  • Joint ventures
  • Developments
  • Leasing Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Asset due diligence
  • Partnerships
  • Property taxes
  • Agribusiness
  • Specialist conveyancing, including receiver, mortgagee, liquidator and ‘controllers appointed’ sales, large off the plan developments
  • Unique experience in Australian, New Zealand and European property sectors


LSV Borrello Perth now Thompson Geer Lawyers

Special Counsel, Commercial & Property

Aug 2014 - Jan 2018

Minter Ellison Perth/Melbourne

Senior Associate, Real Estate & Development

Jul 2009 - Aug 2014

Ernst & Young London

Manager, Real Estate Transactions & Stamp Taxes

Oct 2007-Apr 2009

Minter Ellison Melbourne

Senior Lawyer, Real Estate

Oct 2006-Jul 2007

Gadens Lawyers


Feb 2003-Sept 2005

Anderson & Lloyd New Zealand


Dec 2000 - Feb 2003

Real Words From Real Clients

We have been using Grant for our legal work for coming on 5 years. Grant is a brilliant legal mind and strikes a balance between sound commercial advice and mitigation of legal risk. Grant is very personable, communicates advice in an easy to understand manner, resolves difficult issues with minimum fuss and nothing ever is done in an ‘on the clock’ manner. We highly recommend Grant!

Scott Ferguson, Director, OTB Developments