Piper Alderman appoints real estate team in Brisbane


National law firm Piper Alderman has announced the lateral appointment of a real estate team in Brisbane.

Warren Denny (Partner), Kylie Maxwell (Special Counsel), Lyndal Draper (Special Counsel), Alexandra Gaggin (Lawyer) and Caitlyn Slater (Paralegal) join Piper Alderman from 1 April.

Mr Denny joins Piper Alderman after more than 30 years at international firm K&L Gates and its predecessor firms. He is an accredited Property Law specialist and has been recognised by The Best Lawyers in Australia in the field of Real Property Law since 2015.

The team provides specialised advice on strata title residential, commercial and mixed use developments, aged care, receiver and mortgagee sales, joint venture agreements, title structures, development and fund through agreements, put and call options, staged developments and real estate dispute resolution.

The team’s clients span property development, real estate investment trusts, funds management industry, air and sea ports, aged care, management rights and particular service industries.

Commenting on his team’s decision to join Piper Alderman, Mr Denny said:

“I am excited to join Piper Alderman.  The firm has a reputation for exceptional client service which is something we also aspire to provide.  Piper Alderman’s national offering is also what we aimed to achieve when legacy firm Flower & Hart merged with Middletons.  In addition, and importantly, the firm provides long-term career opportunities for my team.  We have been together now for in excess of 10 years and I am delighted that we can move into this new chapter of our careers with the overwhelming support of our clients”. 

Managing Partner and head of the national real estate team, Tony Britten-Jones, said he was delighted that Warren and his team chose to join Piper Alderman. Mr Britten-Jones said:

“Warren is a highly respected and skilled practitioner within the Queensland property industry.  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 practice and deepen our relationships with our key clients in line with our strategic goals.”

Head of the Brisbane office, Ted Williams, commented on the growth of the Brisbane office over the last 12 months.

“Our Brisbane office is going from strength to strength.  In the last year we have been delighted to appoint 7 new partners, five organic and two lateral. In addition to Warren Denny and his team we have in that time appointed two further real estate partners – Mark Askin and Judd Last.  As we continue to focus on strategic, sustainable growth in Brisbane, I believe that our client focused model and supportive, collaborative culture create an attractive environment in which practices may develop and client relationships flourish.”