Piper Alderman bolsters national projects, infrastructure and construction practice with a new Brisbane partner


Karyn Reardon joins national law firm Piper Alderman in its Brisbane office this week as a Partner in the national Projects, Infrastructure and Construction team.

The national team led by Martin Lovell, now has nine partners, with Karyn’s appointment in Brisbane rounding out the local offering across the firm’s four offices.

Commenting on her decision to join the firm, Karyn said:

“I’ve known many members of the Piper’s team for most of my career.  They are dynamic, collaborative and consistently respond to client needs.  Joining Piper Alderman’s national Projects, Infrastructure and Construction team provides an unbeatable platform to further support my clients’ businesses.”

Karyn is an experienced construction and infrastructure professional, having specialised exclusively in construction and infrastructure law since 1995. She provides whole of project support and advice to companies developing, designing and delivering construction and infrastructure projects and is particularly experienced in claim assessment and dispute resolution.

Karyn regularly advises on construction and infrastructure project delivery options for both public and private sector projects, construction and infrastructure contract risks, construction and infrastructure contract management and construction and infrastructure contract administration.

Karyn is a Graded Arbitrator with the Resolution Institute and has been recognised by The Best Lawyers® in Australia for Construction/Infrastructure Law since the 2013 edition.

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

 “Our firm’s national plan towards 2025 has a key focus on growth in each of our offices and across our practice teams. We are pleased to welcome Karyn to the partnership and to have her complement our national Projects, Infrastructure and Construction team with her depth of expertise and experience in the infrastructure sector.”

Karyn’s appointment takes the firm’s female partners total to 20, following an increase of female lateral hires over the last three years including Joanne Hardwick, Andrea Beatty and Kathryn Walker in 2018, Margot King and Cheryl Weston in 2019, Louise Gehrig in 2020 and most recently, Lis Boyce in February 2021.