As a senior partner in Gadens’ Property group, Stephen is highly recommended by clients and repeatedly recognised as one of Australia’s leading property lawyers in Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Doyle’s Guide. Stephen’s property and construction clients describe him as “a real standout” and “sensational” for his commerciality and strong understanding of market trends.
As a result, developers, institutions, commercial tenants and high net worth individuals turn to Stephen for advice on a wide range of matters.
For over 30 years, Stephen’s clients have benefitted from his incisive input on an enormous range of property related transactions. These include major office, retail, residential and retirement village developments, property acquisitions and disposals, commercial, retail, industrial and retirement leasing, acquisition and disposal management rights and ancillary assets, property syndicates, joint ventures, complex strata and community schemes and tax, stamp duty and GST effective structures.
Personable and approachable, Stephen is relationship partner for Mirvac, La Salle Investment Management, Optus, Brookfield Multiplex, Crown Group and Harvey Norman.
Stephen pioneered the first paperless contract exchanges in Australia for Crown Group’s project Infinity at Green Square in 2015.
Additionally, Stephen has been the President and Chairman of the Board of Tennis Australia since 2010.