Harris has moved to Kligers from Gadens Lawyers, where she had been for 14 years, seven of which she spent as a property partner.
Geoff Kliger, head of property law at Kligers, said Harris’ broad experience in the field strengthened the firm’s property practice.
“Nicole’s appointment demonstrates Kligers confidence in the property practice at a time when the property sector is working through a generally slow period,” he said. “Particularly, her experience in acting for landlords and institutional clients, in buying and selling commercial property and in retail leasing, elevates our services in those areas.”
Harris said the move to Kligers was a great opportunity to work with a friendly firm that was regarded as a quiet achiever in property. She said an emerging challenge in property law was the tight economy’s impact on property development.
“Funding is becoming a primary issue for developers, so we can expect a slowing in demand from this sector as developers postpone their new projects,” she said.