Piper Alderman attracts leading real estate partner in Sydney


Richard Abbott joins national law firm, Piper Alderman, as a real estate partner in Sydney this month.

With almost 30 years’ experience, Richard is 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. He specialises in high end, complex property transactions within the corporate transactional space.

Having serviced some of Australia’s biggest investment platforms and public sector bodies throughout his career, Richard has a detailed understanding of the Australian real estate sector and property investment risks and drivers. He also has significant experience acting for clients on projects ranging from the commercial, residential, hotel and hospitality sectors.

Richard boasts 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.

 Piper Alderman’s Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones commented on Richard joining the firm:

“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.”

Richard joins the national real estate team in Sydney with partners Tony Britten-Jones and Margot King.  The national team led by Warren Denny now boasts nine partners across the firm.

Commenting on his decision to join Piper Alderman, Richard said:

“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.”

Richard is a member of the Property Council of Australia and admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

In the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Richard is recommended for real estate and has been recognised by The Best Lawyers® in Australia for Real Property Law since 2021.