Mark practices in the areas of commercial property and leasing, property development and commercial law.

Mark regularly acts for and against listed corporations, multinational corporations, incorporated associations and prominent individuals. His experience in the property sector is well-rounded; managing the contracts and matters arising from the sale or purchase of residential and commercial property, reviewing and drafting off-the-plan land and building contracts and retail and commercial leasing due diligence. Additionally he supports his clients with drafting deeds of variation, renewals and surrenders, acting for Landlords in relation to property re-entries, drafting loan agreements, and preparing general security agreements and mortgages.

Taking the complex and distilling it into the simple, Mark applies a common-sense and logical approach to problem solving. His broad experience allows him to form strategic, results-driven solutions at the outset for clients. He particularly enjoys taking on matters that are out of the ordinary or those that require a fresh approach.

Recent Matters

  • Advised on a $95 million property purchase
  • Advised on a management agreement for an operating vineyard and luxury accommodation venue
  • Acted for a purchaser of a $4.3 million property in a fixtures and fittings dispute
  • Acting for a purchaser sued by a vendor for damages related to failure to settle ($2.2 million property)
  • Prepared mortgage and securities documentation for residential lending and commercial loans on behalf of an ASX listed bank
  • Advised a major Australian furniture retailer on shopping centre leasing
  • Acted for a vendor in a dispute against a caveator, who lodged a caveat without reasonable cause
  • Acted for landlords seeking lease re-entry due to tenant default


Areas of Expertise