Our lawyers advise on a wide range of development projects, from residential, mixed-use and strata title/community developments, to commercial office, industrial, retail shopping centres, and tourism and leisure developments.
We work with you on project structuring; site acquisition and due diligence; project financing; infrastructure agreements; joint venture agreements; development management; agreements to lease and off-the-plan sales; construction contracts and management; titling and land tenure issues; and community title and strata title schemes.
Advising on site acquisitions, development projects and design and lease arrangements, including the acquisition of sites in newly developed industrial precincts in Yarrabilba and North Lakes (Brisbane) and infill industrial sites in Nundah (Brisbane), including the site acquisition, planning and other approval process, initial negotiations with tenants, drafting agreements to lease, and finalising documentation through to completion.
Acting for Wagner Corporation in drafting and negotiating construction contract documentation for the ongoing development and expansion of the Wellcamp Business Park (Toowoomba), including for the expansion of the Wagner Corporation CFT facility, construction of the Regional Trade Distribution Centre, Qantas pilot training facility, and various tenant construction and expansion projects.
Advising on arrangements with the State of Queensland for the delivery of a mixed-use regional trade distribution centre situated in the Toowoomba Wellcamp Business Park and drafting and negotiating the construction contract.
Advising on a multi-staged master planned development in the Toowoomba area which will deliver over 400 residential housing sites, including advising on and negotiating a detailed development management agreement.
Advising on complex issues following the abrupt end of the business and winding down its existing real estate operations Australia-wide, including advising on the disposal of units in the structure, unwinding finance arrangements, transfer of funds management rights, and the novation of construction and sales contracts, plus advising on the disposal of five development sites at various stages in the development cycle and on the sale of funds management rights for a large industrial facility at Milperra Road, Revesby (New South Wales).
Advising a listed alternative investment manager on a residential development, including negotiating the site acquisition, legal due diligence, preparing off-the-plan sales documentation and scheme establishment documents, negotiating construction funding and construction contracts, and project managing sales and settlement of contracts.
Advising on the acquisition and development of several sites, including a greenfield development site at Hendra (Brisbane Airport precinct) and the corresponding commercial off-the-plan development of the site and establishing a strata scheme and body corporate, as well as the acquisition of two storage facility sites in Victoria. Our role included drafting, negotiating and advising on the construction contracts.
Assisting Wagner Corporation with development agreements and funding arrangements for the development of six turn-key concrete batching plants in South East Queensland.
Advising on the $40 million mixed-use redevelopment of The Glad Hotel in Toowoomba incorporating 240 serviced Oaks apartments, tavern, conference facilities, 1,000m2 retail strip and 300 space carpark, as well as the $25 million construction contract.
Advising KPAT Property on a $60 million 160-room plus 1,000m2 retail mixed-use hotel redevelopment at the Sunshine Coast, including all aspects of the development agreement, due diligence, financing, and hotel management agreements.
Project structuring, acquiring development sites, preparing the construction, off-the-plan contract and disclosure documentation, and all legal work in the sell down and settlement of several residential strata developments.
Advising on numerous residential developments for a listed alternative asset manager; residential strata developments, including The Duke (Kangaroo Point) and Arbor (Milton); Alceon on residential tower Brooklyn@Varsity Lakes; and a national property fund manager on a $45 million residential development near the Sydney CBD.
Advising Lyons Capital on The Sands (Tannum Sands, Queensland) a 1,000-lot master planned development, and Stockwood Estate (Gladstone), a 90-lot residential development.
Advising on the acquisition, development, and sale of 11 industrial lots in a community title development at Narangba, Brisbane.
Negotiating, drafting and finalising fund through development documentation, site acquisition and ongoing leasing of a six-level commercial office tower.
Advising on the acquisition, development, and sale of 22 industrial lots in a community management scheme at Stapylton, Queensland.
Advising on acquisition and development to leasing and sale, including 88 Boundary Street, Northway Business Park, N62 Business Centre and Springfield Tower, as well as a series of BP service centres for FKG Developments.
Advising Friday Investments on the luxury residential development, Friday on the Beach.
Advising on the assignment of major redevelopment contracts on the acquisition of Pullman Park Hotel (Melbourne).
‘They looked at the bigger picture and the end result rather than point-scoring on items that were not critical to the outcome.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘They have a unique understanding of the legal and strategic issues involved in the acquisition, development, management, and disposal of properties by developers and managers.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate Law
‘I am extremely happy ... they are fantastic and I cannot speak highly enough of them.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘Langton is very commercially aware and always speedy with his responses' … 'he's also very knowledgeable about a wide range of legal issues and his client service is exemplary.' Chambers Asia Pacific
Recognised for Real Property Law in Best Lawyers in Australia
‘Sean is a commercially savvy and broad-thinking lawyer who adds value to commercial contexts and produces documents that not only meet our purpose but are also easy to read, even for complex transactions.’ Chambers Asia Pacific
‘McMahon Clarke is highly responsive with deep knowledge and experience in investment funds, and they are very commercial and practical at the same time.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘McMahon Clarke’s team punches above its weight. It is a boutique funds practice which is very good at property funds and fund restructuring work.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘They are respected in the funds management industry and are pioneers in managed investment schemes.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
We are ranked as leaders in our focus industry sectors – funds management and real estate
‘They have been very effective in partnering with us ... their service is first class and they make you feel they are an extension of your own team.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘They see the big picture across all real estate sectors, including commercial, industrial, and residential, as well as alternative asset classes.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Partner Emma Donaghue is named in Best Lawyers in Australia for Banking and Finance Law
Partner Sean McMahon is named Lawyer of the Year for Investment Funds and Funds Management in Best Lawyers in Australia
Associate Siobhan Luck is named as 'One to Watch' in Litigation by Best Lawyers in Australia
'Langton’s outstanding technically and experienced across all facets of funds.’ Chambers Asia Pacific
‘Excellent understanding of the laws relating to funds management and policy documents. Commercial and practical advice.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘Our overall impression is that they are a great firm that provides good advice in a timely manner.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘They can see the big picture across the investment fund life cycle and always consider the financial parameters.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘Sean is a quality lawyer who understands our needs and is very easy and straightforward to deal with.’ Chambers Asia Pacific