Managing Principal Solicitor
BA, LLB (Hons)

Current practice

Anthony provides strategic advice to government on Crown land and real property issues and resolution of priority disputes in connection with infrastructure projects.  He drafts and negotiates agreements for the acquisition and disposal of interests in land, including contracts of sale, development agreements and commercial leases and agreements that regulate the use and development of land such as s 173 agreements, s 69 agreements and agreements entered into under s 22(2) of the Project Development and Construction Management Act 1994.  
 

Experience

Anthony has extensive Crown land and general property law experience in the private and public sectors and has worked on a wide range of major projects for the State including arts and cultural precincts, prisons, hospitals, road and rail infrastructure, markets, business parks, commercial developments, sale of public infrastructure and greenfields industrial/commercial subdivisions.  Anthony handles significant sales, acquisitions, land exchanges and leases of real property on a regular basis.
 
Anthony advises clients on the most efficient form of land tenure for a particular project, bearing in mind the statutory framework and the goals of the State and other stakeholders.  In doing so, he addresses statutory interpretation issues relevant to Crown land, registration and property concepts and assists Government clients to navigate legal, policy and administrative frameworks to implement the land tenure and security structure required for the project.
 
Anthony has been with VGSO for seven years and previously ran a wide ranging property practice with a medium sized commercial law firm for approximately nine years.  He has also volunteered at Darebin Community Legal Centre as a legal volunteer for 18 years.