The firm announced on Tuesday that it had appointed Archie Smith (pictured below) as a partner in its property, construction and planning group.
Mr Smith joins from Kemp Strang, where he spent 12 years as a partner in the property practice.
He is experienced in the acquisition, disposal and structuring of commercial and industrial transactions, mixed-use and multi-stage developments, landholder projects, complex leasing and licensing, portfolio sales, subdivisions, strata titling and property finance, according to a statement from Gadens.
Grant Scott-Hayward, the firm’s CEO, said Mr Smith was a welcome addition to the property team.
“Archie’s appointment is an important step for the expansion of our property, construction and planning group in Sydney,” Mr Scott-Hayward said.
“As a highly experienced property practitioner, Archie brings extensive expertise to further enhance our service offering to our clients. He is recognised for his expertise by Best Lawyers in the real estate category and is highly regarded among his peers.
“Archie is a trusted adviser to his clients, who include developers, property trusts, investors and corporations. He is a valuable addition to the team and to our firm.”
Mr Smith said he’ looking forward to help Gadens grow its property practice in NSW.
“Gadens’ property, construction and planning group presents great opportunities to work with excellent clients in a growing market in NSW,” he said.
“I am looking forward to working alongside some of the market’s most highly regarded practitioners at Gadens and to assist with the firm’s continuing expansion of this important practice area.”
Gadens made a string of partner appointments in its Sydney office in late 2017, including Brett Feltham, James Roland, Dermott Lynch, Kathy Merrick, Robert Tracy, Ted Nixey and Michael Bampton.
The latter four joined from Henry Davis York in the midst of its merger with Norton Rose Fulbright.
Pictured: Gadens partner Archie Smith