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Mills Oakley launches Melbourne construction practice

user iconTony Zhang 21 January 2020 SME Law
Mills Melbourne construction practice

Mills Oakley has expanded its leading construction practice with the appointment of a new partner, who joins from Lander & Rogers.

The appointment of Michael Loterzo will see him combine forces with special counsel Paul Gill to establish a new Melbourne construction practice.

Mills Oakley CEO John Nerurker said this development would complement the firm’s national capability: “For many years, our construction practice has been a market leader in Brisbane and Sydney, advising on a number of iconic, high-profile developments.”

“The search for a suitable candidate who could achieve a similar level of success in Melbourne has taken some time, but there is no question that we have found that person in Michael.”

Mr Loterzo was previously the head of construction at Lander and Rogers with his practice covering both front-end and back-end work.

With 22 years of experience in the construction industry, Mr Loterzo has provided advice on numerous landmark Melbourne and Sydney building projects including AAMI Park, MCG, Eureka Tower, QV Melbourne and in Sydney, No 1 Martin Place, 400 George St along with the Governor Phillip and Governor Macquarie Towers in Sydney. His key clientele includes ADCO Constructions, Crema Constructions and Hutchinson Builders.

Mr Loterzo also specialises in providing strategic legal and commercial advice to support and assist tender review and preparation, contract administration, claim preparation, dispute management, and resolution.

Before joining Landers, Mr Loterzo worked in-house at one of Australia’s largest construction companies Grocon and became well acquainted with Mills Oakley during that time.

“Having briefed Mills Oakley for nearly 10 years, I was impressed by the firm’s unwavering commitment to delivering quality advice and value for money,” Mr Loterzo said.  

“I am proud to lead a new chapter for the Mills Oakley national construction team in Melbourne.”