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Michael Gough

Michael is a partner in Rigby Cooke's Commercial Real Estate Group with experience and expertise in residential, commercial and retail property development and the acquisition and disposal of commercial real estate. 

He has developed a significant practice in the hotel accommodation sector representing international and domestic clients in the acquisition  and development of  hotels throughout Australia.

Michael has acted for a range of clients, including listed and unlisted property funds and corporations, national retailers and developers, shopping centre owners, hotel owners, residential and retail apartment developers and  private investors.

He has international clients including investors and developers from Dubai, India, Kuwait, China, Malaysia and Singapore.

Michael  and his team  advise foreign and domestic clients on a “project  basis” from structuring the proposed investment though the due diligence, acquisition and development  stages of the the project.  He works effectively with all project consultants including acountants, tax advisers, project managers , hotel consultants , hotel operators and financiers, to achieve the best outcome for his clients. 

Rigby Cooke Lawyers is a progressive full-service Victorian Commercial law firm providing specialist legal expertise, supported by in-depth industry knowledge, to public and private sector clients across Australia and internationally.

Tracing our origins back to the 1840s, we are one of Melbourne’s oldest, successful law firms with 18 partners and more than 70 staff. Our combination of industry knowledge and legal expertise is reflected in our client base which includes privately owned organisations, publicly listed companies, government entities and private clients with a mix of commercial and family assets and investments.

Our highly qualified lawyers work with clients to understand their needs and add value as their legal services partner.  We are strategically minded, innovative in our thinking and identify and act upon the commercial drivers for our clients.

We advise Australian and international businesses with their legal requirements across:

·         Corporate & Commercial

·         Taxation

·         Commercial Real Estate

·         Planning & Environment

·         Construction & Projects

·         Dispute Resolution and Litigation

.         Workplace Relations compliance