Areas of Expertise

Jack’s comprehensive knowledge of property law comes from 40 years’ experience advising on property transactions. Over that time he’s had extensive exposure to complex commercial and finance transactions and has acted for both corporate and public sector clients.

Jack draws on his years of experience to draft property contracts with extreme precision, capturing the complexities of property law in his carefully selected words and phrases. His clients, which include major corporations and Commonwealth State and Local governments, appreciate Jack’s ability to communicate sophisticated legal concepts in clear, simple language.

 

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Bachelor of Economics (Sydney University)

  • Bachelor of Laws (Sydney University)

  • Member of Australian Property Institute (NSW Division) Property Leaders Program

  • Member of Law Society of NSW

 

A word from Jack

"I enjoy solving complex problems with simple solutions."

 

Career Highlights

  • 15 years’ experience as principal property lawyer for Bankers Trust Group working across acquisition, leasing and sale of major office buildings as well as shopping centres and other commercial properties.

  • Acting for the Commonwealth Government in the sale and partial leaseback of the Cameron and Benjamin Offices in Canberra.

  • Acting for Western Sydney Parklands Trust on a development agreement with a private developer for a 20 hectare business park. This included advising on all stages of the transaction from the tender process through to negotiating and signing a comprehensive development agreement.

  • Acting for Sydney Harbour Federation Trust on various unusual leasing transactions, such as a complex lease of a marine centre at Cockatoo Island.

  • Acting for TransGrid on a large number of projects, including developing and leasing its new head office building.

Specific areas of focus

Property Law – includes acquisition, leasing transactions, sales, development agreements.