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We are lawyers for significant projects and property transactions. We thrive on challenge. Our experience spans from small-scale leasing arrangements through to some of the most complex redevelopment and infrastructure projects in the country.

Experience across the spectrum


Our property & projects team is led by Mike Ellis and Thomas Zilm. Our experience extends across the deal spectrum, covering everything from a single sale or lease right through to structured leasing, development and infrastructure projects.

Our client base includes private sector developers, investors, funds managers, financial institutions, government, public sector entities, social and economic infrastructure developers.

Trusted advisor


We’re a safe pair of hands. Our depth of experience enables us to realise your objectives in negotiated transactions. We work alongside your team giving practical guidance, negotiating solutions and delivering the best outcomes.

Navigating complex projects


No matter the size or complexity of our real estate or infrastructure project related matters we have the skills and experience to deliver. We provide legal advice across the spectrum of due diligence, options, acquisition, transaction and title structuring, development, project management arrangements, financing and sales.


Partner - Property

Mike Ellis

Mike has spent many years as a partner in leading law firms, and for some of that time as the National Property + Projects lead partner.

Mike has spent many years as a partner in leading law firms, and for some of that time as the National Property + Projects lead partner.

Mike works with Australian and global private and public sector clients on real estate and infrastructure projects and transactions integral to their business.

Mike has been and is advising on some of the most significant redevelopment and infrastructure projects in Australia including CBD developments, rail and port projects, alternative energy projects and head office leasing.



Review, drafting, advice and continuing legal management.


Review, drafting, advice and negotiation including related licences, incentive arrangements and agreements for lease.

Financing, FIRB and duties

Acquisition, project and structured financing. FIRB advice, applications and  transaction duty advice.


Title structuring, easements, restrictions, positive covenants, strata, community and stratum arrangements, real estate, infrastructure, PPP’s, crane and scaffolding licences, encroachments and easement disputes.

Options and project agreements

Call options, put options, development agreements, project delivery agreements, structured and staged project agreements including delivery of infrastructure and PPP arrangements.

Infrastructure and energy

Port and energy infrastructure arrangements including port redevelopment, operating port infrastructure, windfarms, bio-offset arrangements, energy easements, pipelines, stratum subdivisions.