We focus on your commercial outcomes.
Not ours.

Welcome to Keighran Legal + Advisory.
Bespoke legal solutions for the Real Estate, Hotels + Construction sectors.

Our areas of expertise

At Keighran Legal + Advisory, we like to think of ourselves as a real estate, hotel + construction business. One that just happens to be filled with specialised skills and top-tier expertise in all aspects of the laws and practices surrounding these sectors. Providing solutions that lead our clients to better commercial outcomes. Always.

Real Estate

We manage commercial real estate transactions for fund managers, developers, international and local investors, landlords and tenants, Indigenous corporations, community housing providers and high net worth individuals.

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With recognised expertise in the hotel, tourism and accommodation industries, we work with international and local hotel plus serviced apartment operators, asset owners, fund managers, consultants and investors, who each benefit from our holistic understanding of the sector.

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We provide solutions for the entire construction life cycle through project inception, execution, delivery and even dispute avoidance and resolution. We act for developers, contractors, consultants and sub-contractors with support through the entire life cycle.

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When matters don’t go to plan, rest assured we’ll stand side by side with you to help you resolve any issues. We’ll work towards a swift resolution of any dispute, including negotiating a commercial settlement if required.

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Care that you’ll feel

To say that we care would be a massive understatement. We actually pick up the phone when it rings. Offering you all the expertise and knowledge expected of a premium firm but with an undeniable value proposition and unparalleled levels of service which often exceed expectations. We are not bound by the clock. Because when we commit to a client we fully commit. We become ingrained in our client’s businesses. With the same expert team assisting you right throughout each matter. It’s care that you’ll feel. The same care we show each other, regardless of seniority. The same care we show the wider community. A care that we feel is helped by being proudly Indigenous owned.

Proactive engagement

Our experience enables us to think ahead of the curve and proactively manage client outcomes.

Industry recognition

Our lawyers have been recognised by independent publications such as Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Legal500 and Chambers Global.

Indigenous outcomes

As a Supply Nation Certified and NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Assured business that is 100% Indigenous owned and managed, we focus on amplifying the very best Indigenous talent. 

Commercially focused

Commercially focused, pragmatic and cost-effective service delivered in a collaborative manner.

Full service

We provide a full life-cycle service, including deal structuring, transaction execution and dispute advisory services.

International reach

Our lawyers have international experience and can assist in the execution and management of transactions in foreign markets.

Expert advice without the red tape

We’ve built a model that allows our lawyers to get closer to clients and add more care, attention and humanity to each matter which we are entrusted with. This model allows our team of experts to move much faster. Using our knowledge derived from years of top-tier, international and in-house experience, our team happily work on your business needs free from bureaucracy and the red-tape culture of most other firms. Focusing on finding the perfect solution for your business needs and, more importantly, working alongside you to pragmatically explore any other possible alternatives or opportunities. Resulting in the commercial outcomes you’ve often been promised but rarely seen delivered.

Deep thinking before any lawyering

We provide pragmatic legal solutions, to the real estate, hotels and construction industries. True. But it’s HOW we do this that really makes a difference. So, long before we ever start reviewing or drafting documents, we take the time to fully understand the issues and problems surrounding them. And, more importantly, the opportunities that are possible. From the beginning of taking over a matter – we are in. Wholeheartedly. With an extremely experienced, solutions-driven team armed with a commercial understanding of your objectives as well as brilliant legal minds. Focusing on your commercial outcomes as if they were our own. Because a win for you is a win for us.

Industry recognition

We’re humbled and honoured to have been recognised by respected independent publications such as:

"Commended by sources for extensive knowledge of hotel and serviced apartment management and agreements."

Who’s Who Legal

"Keighran Legal + Advisory have been included in the 16th edition of the Best Lawyers Australia for their extensive work in Real Property Law."

Best Laywers

"Invaluable having the expertise of Duane Keighran and the team. Very grateful to have Keighran Legal + Advisory as external advisors"

Luana Melis – General Counsel at Time & Place

"They truly understood the project and were always available with the right advice at the right time."

Chambers Global

""Possesses a distinct focus on acting for hotels and serviced apartments on rebranding, franchising, management, sales and acquisitions, leasing and development matters."

Legal 500

Recommended: Hospitality Law (Australia)

Who’s Who Legal

Lexology Client Choice Awards 2024

Duane Keighran has been named as the exclusive winner in the area of Hospitality for Australia at the Lexology Client Choice Awards 2024. The Lexology Client Choice Awards are nominated by corporate counsel and recognise lawyers who excel in client care and exceptional service.

Our focus is on your commercial outcomes

So before we start drafting any documents, we ask the questions that matter. Spending time to fully understand each issue, your business objectives and desired outcome. In this manner, we’ll often find a better way of solving the problem and reach a far better commercial outcome for our clients.

Integrating into your business

We listen. We empower our team to invest time to understand you and your business needs, setting the foundation for a strong and lasting relationship.

Being transparent in every action

We encourage open and honest communication and work to complete each engagement with no undue surprises. This includes engaging in clear communication of our time and cost implications with complete transparency.

Sharing knowledge and nurturing growth

Our people are our business. We provide a cohesive and supportive internal environment without hierarchy. We share our learnings with each other to continually deepen our knowledge across teams, and acknowledge and celebrate success.

Taking a client-first approach

Your goal is our priority. We commit to achieving the best commercial result for your business while mitigating your legal risk, overcoming any roadblocks with alternative solutions and navigating the ever-changing legal landscape.

Employing diversity in experience

Our team of top-level lawyers bring a wealth of experience from renowned national and international firms and large commercial businesses. This diversity in experience allows us to select the most suitable lawyers to match your requirements.

Promoting Indigenous expertise

As a Supply Nation Certified business, we take our commitment to increasing Indigenous capacity seriously. We use Indigenous suppliers wherever possible, and actively seek to increase Indigenous participation across the legal industry in legal and non-legal roles.

Caring for your business
as if it was our own.

As we do for all our clients.
We would love the opportunity to prove it to you.