Morgan works closely with private, corporate and institutional clients in a broad range of commercial property matters. As a Senior Associate in Russell Kennedy's Property and Development team, Morgan is experienced in acting in commercial property transactions, with particular focus on acquisitions, sales, leasing and developments.
Advising and negotiating on behalf of landlords and tenants, including private corporations and publicly-listed companies, for CBD office towers and major shopping centre premises.
Advising on the acquisition and sale of land, including the sale of a commercial office tower in Brisbane.
Acting for a major health fund in its corporate restructure, successfully transferring its leasehold interests across 4 States.
Advising landlords of their rights and obligations concerning insolvent tenants, enabling landlords to promptly enter into repossession of the premises.
Acting in the sale and purchase of businesses, including the sale of a vineyard and an associated cellar door business.
Property due diligence, including as part of mergers, acquisitions and IPOs.
Advising on duty and tax implications of property transactions, including preparing submissions to the State Revenue Office on behalf of clients.
Property developers should pay careful attention to the treatment of GST in contracts for the sale of land. Recently, two developers in dispute incurred significant costs and delays simply over missing the word “Plus” in a contract of sale.