Piper Alderman adds real estate partner
National law firm Piper Alderman has welcomed an experienced real estate partner this month.
Piper Alderman has hired Richard Abbott, a leader in the real estate sector with experience in the strategic planning, negotiation and delivery of major real estate projects, complex developments and syndicated investment structures.
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With almost 30 years of experience, he joins the national real estate team in Sydney alongside partner Margot King. Mr Abbott specialises in high-end, complex property transactions within the corporate transactional space.
“I am very pleased to be joining an established legal platform with such a long history and commitment to service excellence. Access to a full range of commercial legal services and national coverage will be extremely helpful,” said Mr Abbott.
Mr Abbott has both Australian and international experience having practised at a specialist property firm in London and at national firms in Sydney for the last 20 years.
According to the firm’s statement, Mr Abbott has serviced some of Australia’s biggest investment platforms and public sector bodies throughout his career and he has a detailed understanding of the Australian real estate sector and property investment risks and drivers.
Mr Abbott also has significant experience acting for clients on projects ranging from the commercial, residential, hotel and hospitality sectors.
Further, Mr Abbott is a member of the Property Council of Australia and admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW.
“Richard is a highly respected and skilled practitioner within the real estate sector. His practice is very much aligned with Piper Alderman’s existing offering and skills. The experience and relationships he has will help us continue to build upon the foundations of our existing real estate practice and deepen our relationships with our key clients in line with our strategic goals,” said Piper Alderman’s managing partner, Tony Britten-Jones.