Matt Dolan

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLB, BBus (Management)



Matt has a strong background in real estate, with a particular focus on advising developers, fund managers, landowners and other property investors relating to a wide variety of real estate matters.

Matt is experienced in advising on commercial and residential development site acquisitions and sales, including the drafting and negotiation of development management agreements and other development related project agreements. Matt is a commercially minded lawyer and takes pride in achieving positive outcomes for his clients.


  • Advising property developers in several private residential apartment block and townhouse developments, ranging from bespoke complexes to large 80 plus apartment complexes, including preparing off-the-plan sale contracts and disclosure documents and advising on title, development issues, and sale of the apartments.
  • Advising property developers in commercial and industrial developments including preparing off-the-plan sale contracts, disclosure documents, agreements for lease and leases.
  • Advising KPAT Property on a $60 million 160 room plus 1,000m2 retail mixed-use Avani Mooloolaba hotel redevelopment at the Sunshine Coast, including the development agreement, due diligence, financing, and hotel management agreements.
  • Advising McConaghy Funds Management on the acquisition of the Toowoomba Plaza shopping centre and the Ridge Shopping World at Toowoomba, two multi-tenanted retail shopping centres, including negotiations of a put and call option deed and contract.
  • Assisting with the full legal due diligence on the Centuria Funds Management acquisition of the $202 million West Village precinct located in Brisbane’s West End.
  • Advising on the acquisition and due diligence of residential, commercial and industrial sites across Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.

Awards and recognition

Best Lawyers in Australia 2024 & 2025
Recognised – Real Property Law ('Ones to Watch')