Expertise

Major Transactions

Speirs Ryan has extensive experience in sophisticated real estate transactions across all asset classes.

We understand legal due diligence and risk mitigation.  We know how to work collaboratively with clients, consultants and other lawyers to achieve deadlines and close out deals.

Recent transactions

Imax theatre redevelopment, Darling Harbour
Act for end take-out on property and title issues worth $700m.

Bakehouse Quarter, North Strathfield
Act for property owner on $380m option agreement and sale.


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Retail Property

Speirs Ryan is a leading authority on retail lease legislation.

Over the past year we have handled the acquisition of 12 shopping centres in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

We act for national landlords on their retail lease requirements in all Australian jurisdictions.

We also advise national landlords, and a select group of national retailers, on navigating problems arising from retail legislation.


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Strata

Speirs Ryan is a leading firm in strata law in New South Wales.

We act for owners corporations, strata managers, developers and lot owners.

Our expertise extends across managing titling structures, drafting dealings for new developments, advice on legislative requirements for existing strata schemes and advocacy in strata disputes.

We are increasingly engaged to act on behalf of owners and developers on strata renewal projects resulting from enabling amendments to the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015.


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Property Finance

Speirs Ryan is a trusted adviser to a number of leading real estate funds managers and lenders.

We draft loan and security documents for real estate development projects.  We work closely and collaboratively with our clients and other transaction parties to ensure timely outcomes.

Our advice extends to building contracts, pre-sale contracts, title and subdivision risk, transaction structuring and stamp duty.


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Telecommunications

Speirs Ryan has extensive experience in advising national landlords on telecommunication leasing and risk.

We have detailed knowledge of the Telecommunications Act 1997 and related legislation impacting on the leasing and use of real estate in Australia.

We are familiar with leading industry consultants and participants, and with the conditions on which the telcos do business.


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Leasing

Speirs Ryan has extensive experience in real property leasing, acting for both landlords and tenants, across all asset classes nationally.

We know how to draft plain-English leases which reduce the negotiation agony, while properly allocating and mitigating risk.

We also know how to negotiate leases effectively, in order to achieve a timely closing.


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Development & Title

Speirs Ryan has extensive experience in advising on complex property development transactions.  This extends to joint venture projects, contamination issues and risk allocation.

It also extends to building management statements and other collective ownership documents.

We understand the importance of accurately drafted s88B instruments, and the voodoo around consents required for easements, VPAs and positive covenants.

Ongoing projects on which we act include the massive remediation, redevelopment, subdivision and sale of the former Pasminco lead smelter and Incitec fertilizer sites at Lake Macquarie.


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Residential

Speirs Ryan runs a dedicated residential conveyancing business.

We recognise the importance of residential conveyancing to our clients.

We handle residential conveyancing efficiently and without fuss. We have a dedicated team running this business, managed by Paul Turner.


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