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Mark
Burrows

Associate

Mark works closely with private, corporate, state and local government clients on a broad range of property-related transactions. As an Associate in the Property & Development team with several years’ experience, Mark has embraced the push for 100% digital lodgement, e-conveyancing and all things PEXA. Mark places particular emphasis on technology-led efficiencies to improve client service and create solutions for clients.

 

Experience

  • Acting for local government, state government, corporate entities and water corporations in all aspects of dispositions and acquisitions of land, subdivisions and creation of easements;

  • Advising on duty and tax implications of property transactions, including the availability of duty concessions and exemptions;

  • Commercial and retail leasing for both landlords and tenants, in particular advising lessors regarding default and termination;

  • Complex purchases and sales, including transfers of sublease under Crown alpine leases;

  • Property due diligence, including as part of mergers and acquisitions, including a significant acquisition on behalf of a prominent winery in the Mornington Peninsula;

  • Transacting on PEXA, including familiarity with categories of transactions which are unable to be processed on PEXA;

  • Dealing with easements – creation, variation, surrender, extinguishment and abandonment;

  • Adverse possession applications;

  • Liquor licence applications, variations and transfers under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (Vic);

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation agreements under the NDIS;

  • Advising in relation to an owner’s obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (Vic) concerning asbestos;

  • Performance requirements for different building classes under the Building Code of Australia;

  • General property law advice, acting for private companies, developers and individuals in a broad range of property-related transactions.

Leadership

  • 2010 Logica Prize – Dux of Bachelor of Environments (Geomatics Major)

  • Member, Russell Kennedy Pro Bono Committee

  • Member, Russell Kennedy Social Committee

  • 2016 and 2017 Volunteer, Asylum Seekers’ Resource Centre Legacy Caseload