Gordon is part of our commercial and agribusiness team having joined the firm in 2012. He completed his law degree at Queensland University of Technology and was admitted as a solicitor in 2003. Gordon became a partner of the firm in January, 2016.
Gordon started his legal career with the banking and finance team of a national firm in Brisbane before moving into rural and commercial law.
He has acted for various finance companies including some of Australia’s largest rural lenders as well as mezzanine and boutique financiers for agricultural and construction projects. He has represented some of rural Australia’s iconic participants in various transactions and joint ventures through to family partnership sales of small poultry and cane farms.
His areas of expertise include agribusiness, hotels, liquor and gaming, business sales and acquisitions, commercial disputes, quarrying and resources, mining and resumptions and commercial property. He is also experienced in commercial and family business restructures, succession and estate planning and has an interest in the tax treatment of trusts.
He has a wide range of clients, largely owners and operators of small and medium enterprises. These include cattle producers, service providers to the mining and resource sectors, hoteliers, business owners and professionals.
He has a long association with the rural sector and has remained active both as a cattle producer and a member and office bearer of various industry and not-for-profit organisations.
Gordon is the fifth generation to live on his family’s cattle property south of Rockhampton. This continuing hands-on experience has afforded him valuable insight into the operation of his clients’ businesses and allows him to work closely with them on a personal level. His considered approach and ability to offer common sense advice within a strong legal framework is recognised and appreciated by his clients.
When he is not engaged in professional pursuits, Gordon enjoys the company of his family and trying to improve his guitar skills.