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Michael specialises in commercial and property law and works closely with a range of businesses, developers, property owners and investors.


Michael joined Mellor Olsson as a Senior Associate in 2020, bringing with him significant experience in commercial and property law gained in leading Adelaide law firms.

Michael has developed a reputation for delivering high quality and efficient legal services to his clients in all aspects of commercial and property law. His clients rely on him for his technical expertise and thorough but commercially focused approach.

He regularly assists clients with property acquisitions and disposals (residential and commercial), property development, buying and selling businesses, commercial leasing transactions, mortgages and securities, and property and commercial law. He supports a wide range of clients including businesses, property owners, lenders, investors, developers, and private individuals.

Prior to commencing at Mellor Olsson, Michael experienced working in highly regarded law firms in Adelaide where he developed experience in many areas of commercial and property law. He specialised in property transactions, property development projects (ranging from small-scale to major apartment and mixed-use developments), commercial leasing, business and asset sale transactions, and mortgages and securities.

Michael is an active member of the property profession. He is a current member of the Developer Finance, Tax and Regulation Committee of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (SA Division), the Property Committee of the Law Society of South Australia, and the Property Council of Australia.

Michael regularly presents seminars to property industry groups and organisations on a range of specialised topics in commercial and property law.

Memberships & Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)