HopgoodGanim Lawyers has expanded its real estate team, adding a senior lawyer in Brisbane.
Ivan Orola has joined the firm as a special counsel. He moved from the Queensland Investment Corporation, where he was a legal adviser. HopgoodGanim said that the appointment bolsters the firm’s reputation in the real estate sector, with a team that has the depth and size to handle the largest projects.
The appointment comes after the firm added another special counsel in September. The firm also made a record number of promotions in July.
Orola is an expert in commercial property services, including acquisition, disposal, and community title schemes. He is also experienced in retail, commercial, and industrial leasing. His practice services clients from a wide range of industries, including banks, airports, leisure operators, shopping centre owners, and property developers.
The new special counsel also brings to the firm extensive experience in private practice. He began his career at national firm Gadens. He was also a former senior associate at internationals firm K&L Gates and national firm Holding Redlich.