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Property & Development

We don’t just work for you – we work in partnership with you to achieve your property and development goals.

We understand that property is about far more than putting up new buildings and infrastructure. No matter what the market, we know that clients with property assets and requirements need a strategic and astute legal service from experienced and innovative advisors. As one of the largest property teams in South Australia, we can offer you a full legal service that includes specialist property and development expertise in many industries.

Our knowledge of property and development law and SA-based procedure and policy is unrivalled and we regularly act for interstate clients undertaking projects in SA and nationally. With our deep expertise and experience we service the property law requirements of clients in a wide range of industries including energy, wine, resources, defence and agribusiness. Our dynamic and enthusiastic team develops and maintains long-term relationships with our clients. Clients trust our years of experience, straightforward approach and reputation for getting results.

We have the depth of expertise and breadth of resources our clients need to handle major projects, complex transactions and tight deadlines. We work with all levels of government on a regular basis and our extensive industry networks help us provide clients with legally precise but practical advice that they can understand and apply.

We’re proud of what we’ve helped our clients achieve – it’s a track record that makes us the market leader in South Australia.

Key Services

  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Contract negotiations and preparation
  • Property due diligence and environmental compliance
  • Planning advice (including rezoning and change of use)
  • Property financing
  • Land divisions and community/strata titling
  • Building and construction
  • Commercial, industrial and retail leasing
  • Project and property management
  • Real estate agency matters
  • Stamp duty, GST, land tax
  • Residential, retail, commercial and industrial developments
  • Mixed use developments and urban renewal projects
  • Project structuring, e.g. a wide range of joint ventures, development agreements, infrastructure agreements, PPP’s, tax and GST
  • Retirement estates, health and aged care
  • Use, ownership or land tenancy dispute advice
  • Marina and other water-based developments, golf courses and similar leisure developments

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