The diverse expertise of our executive team matches our diverse client base, encompassing decades of experience accrued across a range of practice areas at both a domestic and international level, spanning the construction and engineering industry and related sectors.
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David was admitted as a solicitor in 1985 and has since that time practised extensively as a litigator, problem solver and strategist in commercial and complex construction and engineering disputes.
During his career David has acted for a variety of banks, insurance companies, corporations, liquidators, construction companies, developers, major mechanical, fire, electrical engineering, civil and dredging contractors and subcontractors in a range of jurisdictions across Australia.
As an experienced and conditioned litigator, David is skilled in the management of large scale and complex litigation and in the efficient and cost effective management of project support teams in that litigation.
David is also well experienced and seasoned in all forms of structured and unstructured alternative dispute resolution including formal and informal negotiations, mediations, expert determinations, reference hearings, arbitrations, Supreme Court and Federal Court proceedings and disputes involving ICC International Commercial Arbitration processes.
David is a regular presenter and educator to members of peak industry groups and clients and professional bodies in construction, engineering and related industries and provides training in contract and risk management in NSW, Queensland and South Australia.
Currently David is a member of the Law Society of NSW, Society of Construction Law of Australia, Master Builders Association of NSW and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration as a well as a director of various not-for-profit organisations.
In addition, David is experienced in the development and substantiation of complex and engineering claims and has a particular interest and expertise in time related claims for delay, disruption and acceleration. David regularly acts for clients in major claims under The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act 1999 (NSW) and corresponding legislation throughout Australia and New Zealand.
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Matthew is a Director who practices exclusively in the areas of building and construction and alternative dispute resolution.
Matthew regularly advises various stakeholders involved in construction projects, including principals, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants throughout all stages of the project life cycle. This includes the preparation and negotiation of various standard form and bespoke construction contracts, along with project delivery advice for infrastructure, education, residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, health care, aged care and other projects.
In addition, Matthew regularly advises claimants and respondents throughout Australia on their rights and obligations under Security of Payment legislation.
An experienced litigator, Matthew also acts in complex construction disputes primarily in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
Matthew’s skillset is unique in that he is equally adept at front-end and back-end construction matters.
Matthew is also a member of the Society of Construction Law Australia and has authored a number of publications with respect to Construction Law, with publications often being contained in the Australian Construction Law Newsletter.
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John is a senior lawyer with experience assisting engineering and construction businesses across Australia. He has provided advice about projects like the Ichthys LNG onshore facility, the WestConnex motorway, the NSW electricity transmission network and CBD tower buildings and a landmark site on Sydney Cove. He has managed construction and commercial litigation in most Australian jurisdictions.
John’s expertise lies in contractual negotiation, compliance, asset transactions up to $130m, procurement processes, contract administration advice, security of payment claims. construction litigation, site acquisition, regulatory compliance, WHS and environment.
John has a wealth of experience in house in the private and public sectors as well as in legal practices.
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Anish is an experienced commercial litigator with a particular focus on building, construction and engineering law.
He has worked closely with developers, builders, individuals, shareholders and directors, and corporations (both domestic and multinational) in a range of Australian jurisdictions and at the appellate level.
Anish likes to get to know his clients’ needs and produce results that align with those needs through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and, if required, litigation. He also regularly publishes articles on recent amendments to or advancements in the areas of law in which he practices.
His significant matters include acting for:
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Emilee is a construction and commercial lawyer. She draws on broad experience advising and negotiating construction, property-acquisition and commercial contracts. Emilee has worked closely with top-tier developers, builders, subcontractors and requisite suppliers within various aspects of project delivery.
Emilee also has significant experience in commercial and construction litigation and has a particular focus on large-scale and complex litigation matters. Emilee has acted on several matters in the Supreme Court, District Court and Local Court of New South Wales. She has also acted on matters interstate.
Emilee is a trained mediator with the Resolution Institute and applies those skills to obtain positive client-focused outcomes.
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Andrew is a construction lawyer and commercial litigator. He likes to help clients identify and understand pathways to commercial outcomes, drawing from his extensive experience as in-house legal counsel and transactional roles.
Andrew’s deep understanding of residential, commercial and infrastructure projects is built on working in various capacities with the full spectrum of stakeholders from builders and developers to contractors and owners.
Andrew has acted in disputes in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and its Appeal Panel, and Local, District and Supreme Courts.
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Garren worked for a construction company after completing a Civil Engineering Degree, gaining valuable experience in managing construction projects and later completed a Law Degree. He has 5 years’ experience working in the legal industry in construction and commercial litigation, acting in various types of disputes in a variety of jurisdictions, including building defects.
Garren also has an in-depth understanding of strata law, with prior experience gained acting on strata disputes, providing advice on strata law matters and preparing, reviewing and negotiating by-laws.
Garren enjoys using his knowledge in civil engineering and construction management to provide clients with practical and pragmatic solutions to their legal issues.
Head of Business Development
At Kreisson, we value the opportunity to give back to the community and are proud to have supported and been involved with a number of organisations and initiatives.
2015 – Through ChildFund Australia, Kreisson is sponsoring Zebiba – a two year old girl from a rural village in South Ethiopia. ChildFund Australia works in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting and meaningful change by supporting long-term community development and promoting children’s rights.
After attending the Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser Gala, Kreisson proudly donated to the cause in order for an entire house to be built in the Asia-Pacific region. The Gala was an inspiring night for the construction industry attendees.
Kreisson hosted a Biggest Morning Tea in 2019, raising funds to help the Cancer Council with research, prevention and support.
Kreisson regularly supports the Leukaemia Foundation through donations.
Every year since 2009 Kreisson has supported esCarpade, a seven-day outback motoring adventure to raise funds for children and their families living with cancer.
2017 – Kreisson supports the Young Diggers Association through donations.
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