John is a leading Commercial lawyer in Canberra and is renowned for his expertise, professionalism and integrity. With more than 40 years’ experience, John’s extensive business acumen enables him to quickly identify client’s issues and work towards commercial results.

Over John’s many years in practice he has been a key advisor in many significant and high profile property transactions including commercial property sales and purchases, land releases, joint ventures, building development and leasing. He also regularly provides advice on stamp duty and GST implications on the acquisition and sale of land and properties in jurisdictions across Australia. He has acted for numerous property developers in englobo land development multi unit, mixed use and commercial developments in both the ACT and NSW.

John has developed an enviable leasing practice, having acted for many of his leasing clients exclusively for over 40 years. His leasing experience extends to commercial, rural, industrial and retail sites across NSW and ACT. John has also acted exclusively for a number of shopping centres in regards to leasing matters as well as sales of shopping centres.

John’s expertise in property and leasing law has been recognised by his inclusion in the Best Lawyers list for “Leasing Law” and “Real Property Law” for 2014 – 2017. John was also named the Best Lawyers Canberra Real Property Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2016. In 2016 and 2017, John was recognised in the Doyles Guide list of “Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers in the ACT”.

John is a member of the ACT Property Council, the Taxation Institute of Australia and CPA Australia.

Practice Focus

  • Commercial Retail and Industrial Property Sales and Leasing
  • Development, Building & Construction
  • Retirement living regulation and compliance
  • Joint ventures