Michael joined Murfett Legal in May 2019 as an Associate having come from a large WA independent law firm.
During his time in the property and leasing team of that firm, Michael acted predominantly for land developers and landlords in the acquisition and disposal of land, financing of projects and land subdivision and development.
Michael’s main area of practice has been in high rise apartments and mixed-use developments, including the initial project marketing stages (preparation of off the plan contracts and selling agency agreements), intermediary stages (subdivision, amalgamation, development finance and Strata Titles Act compliance) through to final subdivision and settlement.
Michael also has experience with general commercial matters, including the review, negotiation and preparation of retail and commercial leases. Michael has also provided advice to retirement village operators and aged care providers in relation to their rights and obligations under residence agreements.
Michael acts for a variety of clients, including private companies, trusts, family businesses, professional services firms and not-for-profits. Michael enjoys building ongoing relationships with his clients by providing commercially focussed and practical legal advice.
Michael holds qualifications in Criminology and Law from Murdoch University.