ERA Legal has appointed two construction lawyers to its ranks, who join the firm as associate directors.
Mark Yum and Nelson Arias-Alvarez were previously partners and practice group leaders of the construction and infrastructure practice group at boutique national law firm, Madison Marcus.
In their new roles they will head the ERA Legal construction and projects team.
ERA Legal managing director Daren Anderson said: “We are excited to have Mark and Nelson lead our move into the construction space in Sydney and Melbourne and we are delighted to be able to offer our existing clients a new service and look forward to welcoming new clients to the firm to utilise Mark and Nelson’s expertise.”
The construction and projects team assists stakeholders in the construction space on all aspects of a development project. ERA Legal said Mr Yum and Mr Arias-Alvarez have both had “considerable experience” in this area.
The firm added the two also have experience in assisting clients with project concept development, tendering, procurement, risk management, contract negotiation and in administration, disputes and building defect claims.
“ERA is built on the philosophy that we only act in areas of law where we can provide exceptional and specialist advice,” Mr Anderson said.
“With leading lawyers like Mark and Nelson and their team, ELA Legal has expanded its technical ability as we continue to provide specialist legal advice to deliver outstanding outcomes for our clients.”