Michael is a partner and manages the Commercial Property division.
Michael specialises in acting for developers, property investors and corporate occupiers. He has significant leasing experience acting for clients representing both landlord and tenant interests. He acts for several large PLC clients who hold substantial property portfolios in Scotland - which require a wide variety of regular legal input from sales, purchases, leases to servitudes and ancillary property deals.
In Development transactions, Michael has been involved in the constitution and structuring of complex development option and overage agreements. Recent deal experience include the acquisition of a part of a land bank from the Administrators of a former housebuilder - and disposal of part of the Johnnie Walker site in Kilmarnock to Ayrshire College. On Investment deals, Michael has clients who have bought and sold a number of high value properties in the recent past, including the Student Loans Building in Glasgow and the NCR Building in Dundee.
Michael and his team also offer support in cross-border transactions to law firms outwith Scotland - providing Scots law advice on real estate deals and is used to working as part of a larger cross-jurisdictional team.
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What our clients and peers say
"Michael is able to grasp any issue."
"Michael provides us with clear, sound and commercial legal advice. He deals with matters quickly and a pragmatic way and we like working with him. "
"I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a top notch commercial property adviser"