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Dan Marino
B. Bus (Accty.), LL.B, LL.M

Dan has been a practicing lawyer since early 2000, admitted as a solicitor in Queensland, New South Wales, England and Wales. Dan specialises in several areas of law including tourism and entertainment law (liquor and gaming), hotel development, and large development projects with commercial and residential integration. Dan is also actively involved with all manner of clients involved with building and construction, planning law, management rights, business and corporate advisory, acquisitions and sales and other major property, business and commercial transactions. Dan practiced in London for two and half years, acting for several large hotel and liquor operators and was involved in the role out of branded leisure concepts and large scale portfolio sales and purchases. Dan is a regular contributor to liquor and gaming industry initiatives and acts for several owners of all types of licensed premises (from pubs, clubs, and nightclubs to restaurants, resorts and accommodation venues across Queensland and northern New South Wales). He also provides strategic and technical advice in business operations for several of our clients.

Jenny Wood

Jenny had an intricate part in the inception of the first liquor and gaming licensing consultancy practice on the Gold Coast in 1997. With a background in administration in legal and accountancy practices in Victoria, this proved a solid grounding to expand her skills and experience in the administration of liquor and gaming licence applications and related advice. Jenny has been instrumental in the development of many licensed premises in Queensland and provided all types of licenses for clients since 1997. These include Resort, Hotel, Golf Courses, Airport, Restaurant and vessel operation licenses. Jenny has conducted objector’s conferences and liaises with numerous agencies including Police, Local Government and Government Representatives in processing all types of client applications.


Melynda Robinson
Senior Consultant

Melynda joined Commercial Licensing Specialists in February 2012 as a Consultant.  Since then Melynda has developed her skills in the Liquor and Gaming industry an expanded her knowledge to further hone her expertise in the processing and procurement of all Liquor and Gaming applications and licenses.  During the period in which Melynda has been employed at Commercial Licensing Specialists she has undertaken numerous legal and industry seminars to compliment her increasing experience. Melynda has completed a number of successful applications during her time at Commercial Licensing Specialists including applications for Commercial Hotel licenses, Commercial Other licenses, Producer/Wholesaler licenses, Catering licenses, Accommodation licenses, Adult Entertainment Permits, Public Event Permits, Extended Hours Transfer of Liquor licenses, Alterations, Variation of Conditions and Interim Authority approvals.  Melynda is a valued and experienced part of the Commercial Licensing Specialists team of Consultants and Advisers.