Marnie Papst



Contact Marnie directly on 03 5337 0268 or send an email to

Principal Practice Area

Business and Commercial Law


LL.B (Deakin University)


Marnie is an experienced lawyer in our Business & Commercial Law Practice Group.

Marnie enjoys working with a diverse range of business clients across a many different industries including small business, farming and agribusiness, construction, logistics, hospitality, technology and health.

Marnie studied and worked as a lawyer in Geelong before returning to her hometown of Ballarat in 2012. Marnie feels privileged to be involved in the thriving Ballarat business community and is motivated by the growth and innovation our region is experiencing.

Marnie is passionate about collaborating with clients and other professionals to achieve efficient and practical outcomes. Marnie is confident and experienced in providing advice across the entire life-cycle of a business from early set-up through to sale or succession planning and everything in between.

Marnie is a current member of the Loreto College Ballarat Facilities Committee and a past Young Lawyers Representative for the Ballarat and District Law Association.

Areas of Expertise

  • New business set-up, purchase or sale of an existing business
  • Business contracts including terms of trade, supply agreements contractor agreements, equipment licences, security agreements, franchise agreements, commercial leases, loan agreements
  • Building and construction including preparation or review of works contracts and subcontracts, plant hire agreements, PPSR and security arrangements
  • Farming matters including leases and licences, share farm agreements, harvesting, transport and bulk storage and handling agreements
  • Business and farm succession planning


Contact Marnie directly on 03 5337 0268 or send an email to