Jacob is a Director of Bradley & Bray Lawyers, specialising in Business, Commercial and Real Estate Law.
At the age of 26, Jacob was admitted to the Legal profession. By the age of 28, Jacob had acquired 50% of Bradley & Bray Solicitors, and had purchased the Law firm known as Welsh & Welsh Solicitors with his then Co-Director Mark Bray.
Since purchasing the remaining 50% of the firm from Mark Bray in 2021, Jacob has grown the firm further, and appointed well-known Sunshine Coast and Brisbane based Lawyer Peter Griffin as a Partner.
Jacob provides strategic advice to his vast range of clients, and has been called upon to assist his clients with complex matters such as Business Sales and Acquisitions, Corporations Law advices, Commercial and Industrial Leasing, Commercial Property Sales and Acquisitions, Real Estate transactions, Development advices and Subdivisions, Security and Loan Agreements, Body Corporate advice and establishment, acquisitions utilising SMSF and Bare Trust entities, Put & Call Agreements, Transfers pursuant to Family Law Orders and Agreements and General commercial agreements.
He is also trusted by his clients to assist in acquisition and sale negotiations, and acquisition due diligence for Business, Commercial, Residential and Leasing matters.
Jacob has been instructed to advise on matters including:
- Sales and Purchases of Pubs and Hotels
- Sales and Purchases of Motels
- Advising on Multi-Million Dollar acquisitions of Commercial Freehold and Businesses
- Advising Board of Directors of Companies
- Acquisitions of Medical Centers throughout Queensland
- Small and Medium Size Residential Land Subdivisions
- Managing large commercial portfolios for Landlords
- Sale of Large Rural Cattle and Fruit Farms
Jacob is a sought-after speaker, having been engaged to speak for organisations such as the Queensland Law Society, PEXA, Chartered Practicing Accountants Australia, Suncorp Bank, and appearing on various Legal Podcasts.
Since 2019, Jacob has been blazing ahead on the National Awards scene, representing the Sunshine Coast, and Queensland in some of the Nation’s biggest legal awards as follows:
2019 - Top 10 Finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards for Real Estate (National)
2020- Top 10 Finalist in the Australian Law Awards for ‘Rising Star of the Year (National)
2020 - Top 5 Finalist in the Property X Awards for Innovation Firm of the Year (National)
2020 - Named in Sunshine Coast Daily’s 30 under 30 most Influential People on the Sunshine Coast
2021 - Top 10 Finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards for Commercial Law (National)
2021 - Winner of the Australasian Lawyer Rising Star Award (National)
2021 - Winner of the Australasian Lawyer ‘Most Influential Lawyers - Changemakers’ (National)
2021 - Winner of the International Advisory Experts Real Estate Lawyer of the Year (Australia)
2021 – Named in Sunshine Coast Daily’s Top 15 Lawyers List
2022 - Winner of the International Advisory Experts Business Lawyer of the Year (Australia)
2022 – Top 10 Finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards for Regional Practitioner of the Year (National)
Jacob is a strong advocate for innovation and creativity in the legal Industry, and has been a leading contributor towards the push for innovative solutions for the delivery of legal services. In 2019, Jacob advised his client in the first ever Commercial Real Estate Electronic Settlement in Queensland.