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James Cooper

Lawyer
+61.2.9513.2557
Fax +61.2.9513.2399

Mr Cooper is a lawyer in our Sydney real estate team. He has experience with many types of property matters ranging from working with developers to representing large vendor groups offering their properties for sale to developers for significant uplifts in value. He has extensive experience working with option deeds, and has been involved in a wide array of developments for commercial and residential projects.

He has represented both lessee and lessor in complex leasing matters including retail and commercial leasing projects and has been involved in numerous other property matters including due diligence reporting and retirement village transactions.

Professional Background

Prior to studying law at UNSW, Mr Cooper was involved in advertising and worked in client services for a leading global advertising research agency.

He comes to K&L Gates to continue his legal career having worked at a boutique Sydney CBD-based property law firm. Previously, he has worked in immigration law as well as briefly in the office of the NSW Attorney-General as a summer clerk.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales
  • Member of City of Sydney Law Society
  • Involved in +$50mil development at site in Rosebery comprising 8 adjacent commercial lots purchased by Stockland for re-development (Prior to K&L Gates)
  • Involved in other large development acquisition projects including sites at Macquarie Park, Kogarah Bay, Castle Hill and North Sydney (Prior to K&L Gates)
  • Has advised both residents and developers in similar large group acquisitions for sites across NSW (Prior to K&L Gates)
  • Has acted for commercial entities and individuals on several property purchases and sales (Prior to K&L Gates)
  • Extensive experience drafting and lodging various Land Registry Services forms and instruments via online digital conveyancing platform PEXA (Prior to K&L Gates)
  • Assisted large Sydney based and privately owned retirement village organisation with the purchase and sale of retirement and nursing homes (Prior to K&L Gates)
  • Extensive experience in 99-year leases, retirement village contracts and the entering into and discharge of charges to secure departure management fees (Prior to K&L Gates)
  • Providing advice based on Retirement Villages Act 1999 (NSW) (Prior to K&L Gates)
  • Reviewing and drafting retail and commercial leasing for a wide array of commercial entities and individuals across New South Wales and other jurisdictions (Prior to K&L Gates)