Real Estate & Property Development Lawyers

At Usher Levi our property development lawyers and solicitors in Brisbane have worked closely with property developers, project managers, architects, engineers, real estate agents and other consultants and we understand what terms are required in such agreements to protect their interests. In conjunction with these industry experts we have developed bespoke consultancy agreements to operate in relation to minor an major developments that can be tailored to meet the needs of your commercial requirements.

Our team of property development lawyers and solicitors are highly regarded in Brisbane. Our focus is to provide our clients with clear and pragmatic solutions backed by strong customer service.

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We have acted for:

  • Owners and Developers – advising on a broad area of issues taken care by commercial agreements
  • Industrial vendors and purchasers
  • Architects and Engineers– consultancy agreements
  • Contractors and Sub-contractors – minor and major works agreements and disputes
  • Our property lawyers have advised on various other matters relating to real estate and development law, some of which are detailed below

Usher Levi Lawyers Real Estate and Property Development Legal Services

Property Development

  • Advice on titling issues for residential, commercial and mixed-use developments including volumetric titling
  • Advice on acquisition and disposal of land and buildings
  • Drafting and advice on complete development documentation for development leases, development agreements, construction contracts and project management and project marketing agreements
  • Drafting and advice on other general documentation such as heads of agreement, step-in/multipartite deeds, put and call options and guarantee and indemnity
  • Contract administration and management of claims
  • Advice on creation and set up of Bodies Corporate
  • Advice on ‘off the plan’ contracts start to finish project conveyancing services for developers
  • Planning and Environment Advice


  • Advice on leases including commercial, retail and residential leases
  • Advice on best commercial outcome in relation to all leasing issues such as fit-out contributions, lease incentives, rent reviews and repair
  • We can also provide advice about your obligations in respect of assignment, sub-leasing, surrender of leases and termination


  • Advice on appropriate trust structures to assist in protecting your assets
  • Work together with your accountant to agree on the most appropriate structure for your requirements
  • Drafting the appropriate trust – Unit Trust and/or Discretionary or Family Trust

Highlights of Usher Levi Lawyers Actual Real Estate and Development Transaction Experience

  • Public Beach Area – representing government department on general construction contract administration relating to successfully managing time and cost claims from head contractor, lead designer and development
  • Healthcare Facilities – preliminary advice to developer on framework agreement, bid and construction of various healthcare facilities
  • International F1 circuit – advising owner on various construction contracts in preparation for 2010 F1
  • Mixed-use, Hotel and Marina Development – advising the purchaser on numerous construction contracts and consultancy agreements for utilities and infrastructure assets and operation and maintenance agreements as part of due diligence in connection with asset transfer
  • Commercial and Retail Development- advising owner on design and construction documentation and project management agreement for rectification works
  • Subdivision – Waterfront and Canal Development – including advice to principal on standard suite of construction contracts and agreements
  • Hotel projects – acting for principal on framework agreements and contract administration on several design and build hotel projects
  • Regional High Density Waterfront Development – advising principal on overall construction documentation, contract administration for the design and construction of mixed use development with major international contractor
  • Resorts – advice to developer on procurement and responsible for preparation and negotiation of construction contract with contractor
  • CBD mixed use Development– advising developer on overall construction matters including contract administration, mediation and defect rectification relating to design and construction of a mixed used development with major national contractor
  • Flat land subdivisions – advising developers on procurement strategy, preparation and negotiation of construction contracts and commercial agreements and contract administration
  • Rail Yard Development – advising purchaser and developer on transactional documentation and development structure in connection with developing state owned land
  • Tourism & Hospitality – review and amendment to Project Development and Implementation Agreement related to hotel, residential and retail projects
  • Drafting and negotiating legal documentation – including advising on structures for real estate transactions including contracts of sale (on and off plan), heads of agreement, put & call option deeds, development agreements, development leases, guarantees and indemnities, purchase contracts, titling and related step-in/multipartite deeds
  • Development application and building approval – advice including soil sedimentation and erosion compliance advice
  • Remediation of ex-rail site – advising the developer and responsible parties for the preparation and negotiation of the remediation agreement
  • Soil Remediation and Recycling – advice to contractor on soil remediation agreement to compliment equipment