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K&L Gates Expands Real Estate Practice with Appointment of Sydney Partner

20 November 2017
Sydney - Global law firm K&L Gates continues to strengthen its real estate team with the appointment of Jennifer Degotardi as a partner in the Sydney office. Degotardi joins K&L Gates from Henry Davis York, where she led the real estate practice.

Degotardi has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial property with a focus on development, property management, and leasing. She acts for both government and private clients across a range of industry sectors and has particular experience in complex sales and acquisitions, due diligence, joint ventures, asset and facilities management agreements, property development, leasing, and the property aspects of infrastructure projects.

Degotardi said: “I am excited to join the K&L Gates real estate team and to help add to its standing in the government sector. The firm’s globally integrated network will also benefit my private sector clients and their increasingly diverse real estate portfolios.”

“Our focus is on attracting top talent and that’s precisely what we have done with the appointment of Jennifer Degotardi,” stated Nick Nichola, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner, Australia. “Jennifer is both highly experienced and regarded and will be a terrific asset for our clients to draw upon. Our platform of 45 offices across the globe also stands ready to assist any of Jennifer’s clients who have such a need. We are very pleased to welcome Jennifer to the partnership.”


Jennifer’s appointment follows the earlier arrivals of Sydney real estate partner Sam Brown, finance partner Richard Gray, and corporate partner Matthew Cridland, as well as real estate partner Emily Reynolds in the firm’s Charlotte office. 

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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