Piper Alderman welcomes commercial property partner in Perth Office


Piper Alderman welcomes Catherine Wheeler as a new partner in the national Real Estate team. With over 28 years’ experience in commercial practice in the Perth market and a focus on real estate, development, projects and finance, she will begin her role in Piper Alderman’s Perth office on 17th of June.

Catherine specialises in acquisitions, disposals and leasing across a broad range of sectors including industrial, commercial, agricultural, renewable energy, residential, aged care and retail.

She provides legal, strategic and compliance advice to major corporate, government and private clients and has significant experience in advising landowner and developer clients in respect of renewable energy projects including wind and solar farms, battery, water and electricity.

Her practice also extends to banking and finance, including development finance, insolvency, forced sales and workouts.

A supporter of the Committee for Perth, and its various groups and forums including the Reshaping Working Group and Executive Women’s Leadership Forums, Catherine is a member of the Property Council of Western Australia Industrial and Logistics Committee and has served as a mentor in the National Women in Property program.

Commenting on her decision to join Piper Alderman, Catherine said:

“I am excited to join Piper Alderman, a highly respected national law firm that offers excellent opportunities for growth in the Perth market. I look forward to providing clients with a comprehensive range of services from the Perth office, enriched by the opportunity to collaborate with and draw from Piper Alderman’s national offering.”

Featured in The Best Lawyers in Australia™ 2017-2025 for Real Property Law and Leasing Law, Catherine was also named the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Leasing Law (Perth).

Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones commented on Catherine’s appointment:

“We are very excited to be welcoming Catherine to our team. Catherine’s reputation as a distinguished lawyer in the property, banking, local government and finance fields, coupled with her commitment to renewable energy matters, aligns perfectly with our values and goals. We look forward to her contribution and continued success at Piper Alderman.”

Head of Perth Office, Shane Entriken commented:

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine to our now much expanded Perth office. Catherine’s addition underscores our commitment to growth and excellence in the region. Her extensive expertise in the commercial property sector will significantly bolster our local capabilities and drive continued success for our clients and our firm in Western Australia.”

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