Bio: Annette Fontana was admitted as a solicitor in 1991. Since becoming a solicitor Annette's clients have included small, medium and large organisations throughout Sydney, publicly listed companies, government departments, not for profit groups and external administrators of companies. She is experienced in commercial property law and commercial litigation, and regularly advises on conveyancing, commercial and retail leasing and development projects for private, corporate and government clients. Annette is currently on the board of directors of the Penrith Business Alliance, whose board also includes a number of personnel from Penrith City Council, and whose role is to promote and deliver the development of the Penrith region. Annette has been a member of the Law Society of NSW’s Business Law Committee since 2011 which advises and prepares submissions to government and industry bodies on legislation and rulings in business and building and infrastructure matters.