Rostron Carlyle has set its sights on growing its foothold in the Sydney market, with the appointment of James Hatzopoulos to Partner to strengthen the firm’s leadership as it expands its presence in New South Wales.
Mr Hatzopoulos, who has held senior positions with Rostron Carlyle since he joined the firm in 2014 as part of the amalgamation with Maunder & Jeffrey, manages the Corporate, Commercial & Property practice in Sydney.
Rostron Carlyle Partner, Gavin McInnes, said that Mr Hatzopoulos’ elevation to Partner was an important step forward in expanding the firm’s Sydney offering.
“Over recent months, we have been focused on elevating the Rostron Carlyle name across Sydney and the broader NSW legal market. James Hatzopoulos has significant experience across a range of industries as well as the exceptional knowledge of the NSW legal market,” Mr McInnes said.
Mr Hatzopoulos said becoming a Partner was something he has aspired to achieve since he began studying to become a Lawyer.
“It has most definitely been a lifelong goal, and to have reached this goal so soon in my career and now stand alongside the other Partners of Rostron Carlyle Lawyers is truly an honour,” Mr Hatzopoulos said.
“My vision as a Partner of the Sydney office is to both continue to grow, and find new ways of growing Rostron Carlyle’s current foothold in the Sydney Legal Market. With the upcoming office move into the Aurora Place Building in the Sydney CBD as well as bringing on new members to the legal team, I have no doubt that Rostron Carlyle Sydney will become a force in the legal services sphere with a highly-regarded reputation of ensuring unrivalled service is provided to all clients.”
With a specialisation in the Service Station and Petroleum Industry, Mr Hatzopoulos said the past few years has seen a staggering increase in terms of yield performance and general interest/transaction flow amongst property investors, developers, and retailers and expects that to continue this year.
“Increases in environmental protection standards imposed by the relevant authorities has seen Service Stations become one of the most sought after investment opportunities in recent years, and I believe this will continue to reach new heights in 2017,” Mr Hatzopoulos said.
“I believe 2017 will be another solid year of growth, backed by the ever-growing Sydney property market ensuring confidence remains in the marketplace.”
About Rostron Carlyle
Rostron Carlyle was established in 2001 and employs more than 100 people. With offices throughout Australia, Rostron Carlyle prides itself on its talented and diverse team including accredited specialists in business and family law.