Ken heads the firm’s property & development practice, an integrated group that adopts a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach to all aspects of property acquisition, financing, development, construction, sales and leasing. A strong property generalist, Ken draws on his extensive experience to give clients solutions that are realistic and commercially focused.
Ken has been consistently ranked as one of Australia’s leading real estate lawyers in successive editions of prominent international guides to law firms, including Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Ranking him in the top tier, Chambers Asia Pacific describes him as “a real statesman of the industry.” Clients say he is one of the “top lawyers in the Victorian market.” Ken has also been recognised in successive editions of Best Lawyers® International in the area of real property law. In addition, he is ranked by Doyle’s Guide as a market leader in the category of ‘Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers - Victoria and Australia 2017’.
Ken is an Accredited Property Law Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria, and is Chair of the Victorian Committee of the Property Law Group of the Law Council of Australia.
He joined Arnold Bloch Leibler in 1986 and became a partner of the firm in 1990. After a period at Mallesons Stephen Jaques between 1996 and 2001, where he specialised in property and development transactions, he returned to Arnold Bloch Leibler as a partner in 2002.
Ken’s practice focuses on the following areas:
- development and construction projects, including commercial, retail, industrial, residential and mixed-use properties;
- sales and acquisitions, including commercial, retail, industrial and mixed-use properties;
- due diligence for acquisitions and sales;
- commercial advice on retail, office and industrial leases; and
- title structuring.