About Mike

Mike advises local and offshore investors, developers and private clients on a wide range of acquisition, disposal and development matters across the commercial, retail, industrial and residential sectors. Mike also has extensive experience advising landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial, industrial and retail leasing. His clients value his personal approach and responsiveness as well as his ability to deliver pragmatic advice that considers the commercial drivers of the transaction together with the legal aspects.


  • Private developer

    Acting for a private developer on its mixed use development in northern Victoria including sale of vacant residential land and serviced apartments, development of a hotel complex and golf course, dealings with Council and ancillary leasing and management agreements.

  • Prominent logistics company

    Advising the company in relation to the construction and relocation of its Sydney and Melbourne facilities to new premises under Agreements for Lease and advising on end of lease issues on the existing facilities. Transaction included complex bespoke fitout arrangements for parcel sortation equipment and truck movements.

  • Greenfield development site

    Advising on the staged disposal of a 165 hectare “greenfield” site under a complex multi-faceted Put and Call Option Transaction included issues such as infrastructure implementation, rezoning, Ministerial consents and voluntary planning agreements.

  • Chinese property developer

    Advising the developer on its circa $80 million acquisition of a prominent commercial building in Milsons Point, NSW for residential development, including extensive due diligence, tenancy and contract negotiations and review of the site’s development potential from a planning perspective.

  • Leasing projects

    Coordinating significant commercial office, industrial and retail leasing projects and advising on large-scale leasing transactions including the head office relocations for tenants such as a large international life insurance provider in Sydney and Melbourne and Victorian rail transport company.

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