Commercial and Property Senior Associate
Sam is a country boy, having grown up and attended school in the small town of Coonamble in North-Western NSW. He later attended the University of Newcastle, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) in 2010 and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in 2012. His strong academic achievements place him in good stead for tackling a wide range of legal problems.
Sam was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia in 2013. Since that time, Sam has acted for a range of clients, including retirement village operators, local councils, corporations (including not-for-profits), Local Aboriginal Land Councils, health care providers, rural landholders and SME agribusiness enterprises.
Sam is experienced in all aspects of commercial and property law, including: business structuring and regulatory compliance, succession planning, sales of business, commercial leasing, Personal Property Securities, liquor licence applications and transfers, conveyancing (comprising residential, ‘off the plan’, commercial, strata, rural, Crown Land and Western Lands Lease properties), transfers of water licences and entitlements, water sharing agreements, road closures, subdivisions, easements and possessory title applications. When necessary, he has also represented clients in civil litigation matters.
Sam was previously employed in a rural general practice law firm and, as a result, he has provided advice and practical legal solutions to clients in a range of legal matters. Sam’s background has also given him a strong understanding of rural legal issues.
Clients will appreciate Sam’s perceptive advice and straightforward, practical approach.
When he isn’t double proofreading legal documents, Sam enjoys spending time with friends and family, including his wife and their two boisterous Labradors.