Ron has had over 30 years practice in the legal profession and specializes in property, developments, finance, business and leasing law.

Ron’s clients include large corporations and individuals that rely on him for all aspects of their legal work. This ranges from property, business and commercial law dealings and transactions, including but not limited to multi-unit and “off the plan” residential and commercial developments, commercial and retail leasing including shopping centres, malls and shopping strips and industrial properties(acting for both landlord and tenant), property purchase and sales (including residential, commercial/industrial and multi-unit developments), finance and mortgages (acting for lenders and borrowers), finance advice and documentation, sales and purchases of business, business and trust structures, joint ventures, GST and stamp duty issues and advice, contracts and agreements as well as providing general legal advice on many other wider aspects of the law.

Ron is dedicated to providing cost effective professional service to his clients in a prompt, courteous and friendly manner.

Outside the law firm, Ron enjoys AFL Football, sports and fitness, a good coffee, and spending time with his family.

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work
- Colin Powell

Qualifications & Industry Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws/Economics, Monash University, 1985
  • Member of Law Institute of Victoria

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Due Diligence – Interview with Ron Cohen

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Lunchtime Briefing | Commercial and Retail Lease Update

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Wills, Estates & Probate

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Wills, Estates & Probate

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Self Managed Superannuation Funds and Property Investment Part 2: Stamp Duty when Transferring Property Assets

Whether the SMSF has purchased this property outright or though the assistance of a Limited Recourse Borrowing...
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Commercial Law / Property & Development / International Investors

Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and Property Investment Part 1: Using Borrowed Funds for Real Property Investment

There are potentially numerous benefits for purchasing property via a SMSF including asset protection and concessional...
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Are you Aware of the New Cyber Security Legislation?

As a result, the Australian government has now introduced new legislation which comes into effect on 22 February 2018...
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Property & Development / Developments / Covenants & Easements

What to look for when purchasing land

A legal review of the Contract documents will, amongst other things, identify any restrictions affecting the land,...
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Wills, Estates & Probate

Who Gets What? Specific Gifts in Wills

There are many rules relating to the interpretation of Wills, some stemming from case law decades old, to modern...
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Employment Law

When “Super” may not be so Super

In either case, in the event of a Member’s death, the amount which has accumulated, known as the Death Benefit, may...
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Property & Development / Developments / Real Estate Agents

Part II: Choosing the Right Structure to Purchase your Property | Purchaser Nominations

It is preferable to identify the appropriate purchasing entity before a Contract of Sale is entered However, in many...
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Property & Development / Real Estate Agents

Part I: Choosing the Right Structure to Purchase your Property

There are some essential issues to consider when determining the right structure Some issues to consider when...
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