Joseph Michael Grassi, Joseph Grassi & Associates
Joseph was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1977. After completing his Articles of Clerkship with Messrs. Gordon L. Beard & McDonald, Solicitors in Sydney, Joseph continued to work for that firm until Christmas 1978. In January 1979, Joseph commenced employment with A.S. Lamrock & Son as it was known then as an employed solicitor and became a partner on 1st July 1980.
On the 1st. July 2006 that firm changed its name to Lamrocks and was incorporated. Joseph became a director of the incorporated firm and was the director in charge of the Property, Commercial & Revenue Law Division. Joseph’s area of practice is in domestic, commercial, and industrial conveyancing and development, commercial leasing and Land & Environment, commercial, business, health and tax law.
Joseph provides legal advice to private and corporate clients in relation to residential, commercial, and industrial subdivisions and strata developments and issues relating to environmental planning and assessment, joint ventures and financial structures of developments. He also advises his clients in asset protection strategies including Estate Planning and Administration.
Penrith is home for Joseph and his family, and he has a keen interest in the area and a desire to see it prosper. Joseph was a member of the Sydney West Area Health Service Research and Ethics Committee, a member of the AustLaw executive, a Director of Syd-West Personnel Pty. Limited and Vice-President of the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce Inc.
In 2011 Joseph was appointed to the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Board and he is the chair of the Finance and Performance Committee of the Local Health District. Joseph is also the Chairman of the Nepean Blue Mountains Education and Medical Research Foundation Limited which is a charity established to provide fundraising services to the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District in particular in the areas of education and research. The Foundation’s major initial fundraising effort is to assist with funding the construction and establishment of a purpose-built research institute in the grounds of the Nepean Hospital, Penrith.
In an effort to increase his skills, Joseph completed a Master of Laws degree at the University of Western Sydney in 2000. Joseph is an Accredited Specialist in Property Law and has been since 1995.
Specialist Accreditation is a structured peer to peer assessment process enabling legal practitioners to be recognised for their expertise. To be accredited, specialists must pass a series of meticulous assessments on both legal knowledge and its application in practice. To retain their accreditation specialists must undertake significant additional professional development in their area of expertise each year.
Joseph has been a Notary Public since 2004 and is a past member of the Property Law Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales.
In 2008 Joseph had a weekly legal segment on Tim Webster’s Afternoon Show at 2UE where he commented on legal issues raised by listeners to the program.
Joseph commenced practice on his own account on 1 July 2008.