James’ composed attitude and strategic outlook on leasing, property development and commercial law matters has resulted in a loyal client base appreciative of the hassle-free outcomes he achieves.

James practices in the areas of commercial property and leasing, property development and commercial law with particular specialisations in developments, property syndications/ structuring, leasing, property litigation and joint ventures and other commercial agreements.

His ability to see the commercial impact of decisions and issues and his experience in both commercial and property law ensures he is a trusted adviser to his clients and plays an important guiding role within their business at large.

James’ experience includes acting for a large national logistics company on a number of property matters as well as on general commercial matters such as supply chain and distribution contracts. Additionally James has acted for the land owner and developer of a market leading hardware retailer on their first inner city, multi storey development.

James represents a diverse range of clients which have included high net worth private individuals and family businesses to some of the largest corporations in the country. James has also acted for a number of government and statutory authorities including Melbourne City Council and the ATO.

Areas of Expertise

Key focus areas:

  • Developments
  • Property syndications/structuring
  • Leasing
  • Property litigation
  • Joint ventures and other commercial agreements

Recent Articles by James Christodoulakis

Land Tax Relief Confirmed

The State Taxation Acts Amendments (Relief Measures) Bill has now passed both houses of parliament and Royal Assent was received on Tuesday 28 April 2020. The Act provides that the Treasurer may direct the Commissioner of State Revenue to give...
24 April, 2020

Madgwicks Property Insights Newsletter: July 2019

Welcome to the July 2019 edition of Property Insights! Presented by the Madgwicks Property team, this newsletter is full of recent developments in the property industry, case studies and industry news.
24 July, 2019

Major changes to Victorian stamp duty rules are now in force

Victoria’s new economic entitlement regime greatly increases the number of arrangements that are now subject to duty.
21 June, 2019

Madgwicks Property Insights Newsletter: May 2019

Welcome to the May edition of Property Insights! Presented by the Madgwicks Property team, this newsletter is full of recent developments in the property industry, case studies and industry news.
23 May, 2019

Developers need to re-think instalment contracts following new GST withholding laws

Nearly a year after the introduction of the GST withholding laws, property developers are continuing to get tripped up by the new regime.
23 May, 2019

Nomination Under a Contract of Sale and Stamp Duty Consequences – A Timely Reminder

Getting into a situation that involves paying “double duty” is a common mistake that can be avoided with some simple precautions.
18 April, 2018