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Gerard Thorpe

Head of Property & Commercial

Gerard  is a well-known Brisbane lawyer with over 30 years’ experience and is the head of our Property & Commercial team. Gerard has held senior roles in private practices and regularly presents on a range of topics within his areas of expertise.

Working in partnership with his clients, Gerard delivers creative and practical solutions to assist his clients achieve success in their business and transactions.


Gerard’s significant legal experience includes:

  • Acquisition and disposals
  • Body Corporate management rights agreements, CMS, BMS, common property amalgamations and subdivisions, licences and sales
  • Dispute management, representation and resolution in retail lease and property disputes
  • Commercial, Industrial and Retail leasing
  • Compulsory acquisitions
  • Due diligence investigations, analysis and reports
  • Financing, investment and development (commercial, residential, industrial and mixed use), mergers and acquisitions and syndicates
  • Commercial and property based joint ventures
  • Project planning, “off the plan” contracts and disclosure statements
  • Revenue, transfer duty, GST, land tax assessments and land valuation objections
  • Asset sale agreements
  • Commercial advice and agreements for companies
  • Disputes and dispute resolution
  • Finance, loans and mortgages
  • Not for Profits advice and agreements
  • Sale and acquisition of business including child care operations
  • Share sale transactions
  • Supply, manufacturing, distribution, franchise, alliance, service and licence agreements
  • Trust structuring and trust establishment, including unit and discretionary trusts and unitholder agreements

Clients Represented

Gerard has represented and advised a diverse range of clients, including:

  • Property developers, private clients, investors, consultants and advisers
  • Private companies
  • Corporate trustees and family trusts
  • Australian REITs
  • Self-managed super funds
  • Small-medium enterprises
  • Shopping centre owners
  • Real estate agents
  • Foreign investors
  • Institutional owners


Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland (1985)
Bachelor of Laws and Commerce, University of Queensland

Contact Details
D +61 7 3223 9128
F +61 7 3221 5518
M +61 466 779 443