James specialises in property law and advises private, institutional and foreign developers and builders on land and apartment projects. James' deep understanding and experience in residential property development gives him real insight into his clients' needs. He advises on selling and acquiring development sites, ownership structuring, master planned community structuring, property taxes, preparation of master contracts, owners corporation rules and structuring, management rights structuring, establishment of display villages, developer/builder arrangements and managing volume conveyancing.
Satterley Property Group
Advising on True North, Habitat, Coburg Hill (the former Kodak site), Plenty River and Arcadia developments to provide a broad range of legal services on their entire Victorian portfolio, including establishment of master land and built form contracts of sale, sale of commercial sites, display village arrangements, joint ventures with builders and full conveyancing services. James and the team have worked with Satterley to successfully implement Maddocks eContracts across their projects, and also advised Satterley on its acquisition of the True North (from Peet), Upper Point Cook (from Crown), Arcadia (from Development Victoria) and Botanical (from MAB) sites.
Led multi-disciplinary team to seamlessly achieve financial close and settlements for the financing and acquisition of Wolfdene’s Brompton Lodge site, of over 90 hectares and valued at approximately $100 million, and continues to advise on the residential development which will consist of more than 1,500 lots. James has advised on several Wolfdene projects including Saratoga, Alarah and AVA and Saratoga Townhouses, and Phoenix at Alarah East.
Acting on its $50 million sale of Annadale to Japanese developers, NTT Urban Development Corporation and Sumitomo Forestry Co, in partnership with Moremac.
Advising on the land and built form elements of Mirvac’s Tullamore project, located on the former Eastern Golf Course in Doncaster, including the apartment buildings Phoenix and Folia. James has also advised on Mirvac’s Enclave project.
Advising on several of GURNER TM projects in Melbourne, including the ultra-luxury residential development, Saint Mortiz in St Kilda. This has involved a high level of bespoke documentation to meet the requirements of individual purchasers, and complex owners corporation structuring to accommodate luxury shared onsite amenities, including a private club, a library, a Gold Class style cinema and a health club.
Four to the fore: Maddocks announces new partner promotions
Maddocks adds four more partners to its growing partnership
Duty on default interest - Recent Supreme Court decision and potential implications for developers
This decision could have significant implications for the assessment of duty on property transfers.
Section 9AC of the Sale of Land Act – Lessons for developers from a new case
Restrictions resulting from COVID-19 and absent foreign buyers, has caused banks to impose limits.