Problem Solved

Commercial
Property

Our clients expect experienced property lawyers to understand the driving commercial imperatives inherent in property transactions and they deserve accurate, efficient service.

We are committed to delivering to our property clients commercial, practical, solution focused and timely advice on every matter.

Legal issues don’t exist in a vacuum – they are part of modern business life. At Russells we see our role as much more than just explaining the law so we take the time to fully understand our property clients and their businesses which means our service and advice are always driven by the business goals of our clients.

The close working relationships we build with clients set us apart from our peers. Not only can our clients expect to have anytime access to our partners, they can count on us investing the time to know them and their businesses.

Our vast experience in all kinds of property transactions means we can engineer cost-effective and innovative solutions for our clients.

Problems
Solved

  • Acquisitions, disposals and lease management for Australia’s most successful unlisted property trust.

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Fund Management, Private Equity, Real Estate
  • We have acted on the acquisition of several major CBD sites.

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Fund Management, Private Equity, Real Estate
  • Negotiated urgent access lease for a developer, enabling continued mixed-use development, thus limiting holding costs.

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Fund Management, Private Equity, Real Estate
  • Extricating buyer from major purchase on compliance grounds enabling the buyer to acquire superior site at equivalent price.

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Fund Management, Private Equity, Real Estate
  • Reinstatement of a forfeited lease; the lease continued; litigation and associated relocation costs avoided.

    Private Equity, Real Estate
  • Managed numerous technical and time sensitive acquisitions and disposals for one of Australia’s largest property trusts.

    Private Equity, Real Estate

Special Counsel Alan McKernan has more than 20 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial property including residential and commercial acquisitions and disposals, off the plan developments, acquisitions and disposals of hospitality and tourism businesses and child care centres, commercial and retail leasing, body corporate advice and disputes and management rights.

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Chris Studach is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Property division in Queensland. He has broad experience in the acquisition, disposal and development of property for residential, commercial, industrial, retail, and mixed use product.

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Senior Associate Dirk Yates is a commercial property lawyer with expertise in acting for landlords and tenants in retail, commercial and industrial leasing, commercial and residential sales and acquisitions, body corporate advice/disputes and general commercial property matters.

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Peter McLeod is the firm’s head of Commercial Property. He has over 30 years experience and is one of Queensland’s most effective Commercial Property lawyers.

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Sarmein Jamieson is a Special Counsel in the firm’s Commercial Property division in Queensland. He has broad experience in the acquisition, development, leasing and disposal of commercial, retail and industrial property, including in the retail petroleum industry.

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Special Counsel Alan McKernan has more than 20 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial property including residential and commercial acquisitions and disposals, off the plan developments, acquisitions and disposals of hospitality and tourism businesses and child care centres, commercial and retail leasing, body corporate advice and disputes and management rights.

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Chris Studach is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Property division in Queensland. He has broad experience in the acquisition, disposal and development of property for residential, commercial, industrial, retail, and mixed use product.

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Senior Associate Dirk Yates is a commercial property lawyer with expertise in acting for landlords and tenants in retail, commercial and industrial leasing, commercial and residential sales and acquisitions, body corporate advice/disputes and general commercial property matters.

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Peter McLeod is the firm’s head of Commercial Property. He has over 30 years experience and is one of Queensland’s most effective Commercial Property lawyers.

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Sarmein Jamieson is a Special Counsel in the firm’s Commercial Property division in Queensland. He has broad experience in the acquisition, development, leasing and disposal of commercial, retail and industrial property, including in the retail petroleum industry.

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