Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Admitted to practice 1980
Member Property Committee, Law Society of South Australia
Michelle Mitchell (Adelaide) 82051226
Giles Kahl has a breadth and depth of knowledge drawn from over 30 years of experience advising SMEs and individuals on commercial, property and estate matters.
Corporate and Commercial
In recent years Giles has focused mainly on commercial transactions. His work has involved negotiating, advising on and preparing a broad range of commercial agreements. Some recent projects include:
Preparing standard franchise documents for a prominent Adelaide real estate agency.
Preparing a complex contract for multi-million dollar sale of an Adelaide drinking water equipment business (involving acquisition by vendor of shares in purchasing company and acting for vendor taking transaction to settlement).
Advising in relation to proposed sale of a multi-million dollar Adelaide marine equipment business and the long term employment of one of the vendor’s directors by the purchaser.
Acting for vendors in selling all shares in substantial audiology company and the long term employment of vendors by purchaser.
Advising on enforceability of proposed and existing clauses in restraint of trade in various contexts.
Advising on, drafting documents for, and completing settlement in a variety of business sales and purchases.
Banking and Finance
Giles has broad cross practice experience in:
Finance and security documentation.
All aspects of Lands Titles Office practice.
Tax implications of financial transactions, including GST as it affects mortgagees in possession.
Residential and commercial property transactions including contract preparation, conveyancing and leasing.
Recent experience includes:
Acting for a major Victorian based lender in relation to GST advice, contract preparation and conveyancing for sale of security properties.
Preparing security documents for an Adelaide short-term lender requiring turnaround time of 24 to 36 hours and
Acting as responsible partner in his previous firm for appointment of that firm to the SA Housing Trust conveyancing services panel.
Many of the commercial transactions Giles is involved in also involve property.
For example he regularly:
Advises clients in relation to proposed land sales and purchases and other property and asset transfers (particularly with reference to stamp duty, GST and capital gains tax).
Prepares commercial leases.
Advises prospective and current lessees on their legal rights and obligations.
Advises prospective purchasers of residential and commercial properties about their rights, including the waiver of cooling off rights.
Advises on and prepares encumbrances. Provides advice relating to licenses under the Liquor Licensing Act and the Gaming Machines Act.
Giles has a number of long standing clients. As a trusted and often long term advisor Giles is regularly called on to provide estate planning advice to his clients.
Administers deceased estates, including preparing both standard and complex applications for probate and letters of administration.
Assists with Inheritance (Family Provision) Act claims.
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