Adelaide Lawyers - Lorenzo Mazzocchetti

Lorenzo Mazzocchetti

“I have been a property and business lawyer since 1995 at a number of prominent Adelaide law firms and in-house at the SA Land Titles Office.  I am also a Public Notary and have qualifications in engineering and teaching.  I have a strong interest in property investment. My home life is wonderfully hectic and includes raising 2 young men and a commitment to fitness and a number of sports.

My background helps me understand my clients and their businesses.  I enjoy working with my clients to help them find solutions, manage risk and build value.”

Lorenzo’s experience is significant and includes:

  • Advising on the acquisition and sale of commercial, industrial and retail properties, including environmental, local government, GST and planning issues.
  • Advising on joint ventures and consortiums, including drafting joint venture agreements and partnership agreements.
  • Advising on the acquisition, development, leasing, sale, accreditation and certification of retirement village and aged care facilities.
  • Negotiating and drafting construction, service and management agreements.
  • Advising, negotiating and drafting complex lease agreements.
  • Advising, negotiating and drafting relevant security documents.
  • Advising, negotiating and drafting agreements for franchise systems.
  • Securing liquor licences and advising on liquor licensing issues for developers and owners of hotels, wine manufacturing facilities and multipurpose sites.
  • Advising on technology and intellectual property.
  • Advising on employment law issues.
  • Advising on risk management.

Areas of specialisation

In advising developers, landowners, contractors and professional service providers, Lorenzo takes a hands on approach to proactively providing commercially realistic, legal solutions and assisting clients to manage risk and build value.

His experience ranges from advising owners on property acquisitions and joint venture arrangements to drafting infrastructure, construction and service agreements. Lorenzo also works closely with other members of our firm in dispute resolution and litigation matters.

In his broader practice, Lorenzo advises on property leasing, banking and finance law, environment and planning, liquor licensing issues and risk management. He also advises on complex property due diligence (including wineries and shopping centres), and property and asset acquisitions and disposals.

As Lorenzo is a Public Notary, he also provides notarial services such as preparing and certifying various legal documents for use in Australia and overseas. Before joining private practice, Lorenzo was an in-house solicitor to the Registrar-General. As part of that role, he was a member of the Executive Committee that developed the Community Titles Act (SA) 1996.

Highlights of Lorenzo’s experience include:

Conducting due diligence and completing the acquisition of Seppeltsfield, Australia’s best known fortified wine business and historic winery and vineyards.

Advised a large interstate property fund management group on, and drafted, a complex Community Water Scheme Agreement which involved the construction and maintenance of a water irrigation system and water supply to a number of Victorian farms.

Advised a developer on its multi-million dollar Adelaide CBD multi storey residential and retail development, which involved due diligence, drafting land contacts, community title documentation and construction agreements.

Advised a developer on its development of cutting-edge residential and commercial buildings in Hervey Bay, Queensland.

Advised a developer on its acquisition of certain land parcels in Eyre Peninsula.

Acted as principal legal advisor to Vodafone Limited – he advised on all leasing, planning and land access agreements in South Australia and Northern Territory.

Acted for the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust in attaining Special Circumstances liquor licences for the Adelaide Festival Centre and Her Majesty’s Theatre – a process that involved negotiating with objectors, the Liquor and Gambling Commission and various ministers.

Advising the Commonwealth’s solicitors on property issues relating to South Australian law regarding the Air Warfare Destroyer Project.

Acted for the Advertiser Newspapers Limited in a land swap with Caversham Property Holdings (Futuris) and the subsequent multi-million dollar development of the Advertiser Newspaper offices – a matter that involved finalising a memorandum of understanding, land contracts, a tripartite development agreement and building contracts while protecting the newspaper’s ongoing operations during the development.

Advised the Adelaide Produce Markets on the construction of the DWN Refrigeration facility, which included drafting agreements to design, construct and lease.

Advised owners on the redevelopment of the Criterion Hotel, which involved a land swap with Caversham Property Holdings (Futuris) and the refurbishment of the heritage listed Electra house – this matter included rectification and finalisation of a complex heads of agreement, land contracts, a tripartite development agreement and building contracts.

Acted in the refurbishment of the Cove Tavern shopping centre.

Acted in the redevelopment of the Orange Lane Markets at Norwood into commercial offices.

Personal interests

Self defence, fitness, golf, photography, reading, classical music.

Lorenzo also participates in many charitable activities; the latest being a charity walk along the Heysen Trail raising funds for Variety SA, which was made into a TV documentary.

Please contact Lorenzo on 8362 6400 or email Lorenzo Mazzocchetti.

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Client Reviews

I recently utilized the services of Lorenzo Mazzocchetti to advise on a commercial lease. He was diligent, knowledgable, thorough and very adept at translating ‘legalese’ into something I could understand. Thank you, Sue Gardner
Sue Gardner
I recently saw Lorenzo Mazzocchetti at Beger & Co Lawyers, and I was impressed on how comfortable he made me feel throughout the meeting. It’s nerve racking enough to sit down and talk about certain issues but he set the mood from the second... read review »
Rob Francesca
I sought advice from Lorenzo due to his reputation and experience in the area of commercial property. I was highly impressed with his depth of knowledge! I found him incredibly easy to speak to and appreciated his frank honesty and plain speaking. Lorenzo gets to... read review »
Becky Anemouri
I had Lorenzo help with a renewal of a commercial lease. His knowledge in this area was extensive and we have now some strategies to assist with future negotiations. Down to earth and a clear and concise way of dealing with things.
Winsome Clayton
Over the years, we have employed and enjoyed the services and advice of Beger and Co and their team of professionals on a variety of legal matters. Our first positive introduction and experience with this firm, was through Bree Burns with her detailed work with... read review »
John Tsalapatis
Excellent, professional and very prompt service! Lorenzo represented me, and I recommend his services.
Thuan Huynh
I called on the professional advice of Lorenzo in relation to a construction contract. He went out of his way to see me at short notice. The advice was succinct and provided in a friendly and very professional manner. I would return to the practice... read review »
Ann Lund
To Lorenzo, I would like to say thank you for taking the time to look over my case. I am very grateful for your eye opening advise and your honesty is much appreciated . You handled my case with the upmost professionalism and I would highly... read review »
Sandy Rau
This was our first contact with Beger and Co and I can highly recommend their service. We were negotiating a complex business deal with a rather lengthy and intricate contract provided by the prospective purchaser. Lorenzo spent a number of hours with us, spelt it... read review »
Sue Wysoke
Lorenzo Mazzocchetti delivered a session at the Real Estate Institute of South Australia on the legal aspects of Commercial Leasing. Lorenzo’s presentation was extremely well received and he was a complete hit with the students. His knowledge, personality and method of delivery were all... read review »
Paulie Edwards, REI
I recently used Lorenzo’s Notary Service at Beger & Co. I was very happy with the efficient way in which Lorenzo handled my request and the professional approach he maintained to ensure my documents were thoroughly processed.
Karen Lynch
I understand it is hard to find and choose a good lawyer, I hope this may help anyone who is searching to find one. I have used Beger & Co, for many years and have always found them to be professional and so easy to... read review »
Ian Ogden, Heatworks Coolworks
The best “one-stop-shop” I have come across. I chose Beger for my father’s estate which included probate, drawing up a contract for private sale of the family home, and conveyancing. They had all the expertise under the one roof. They lived up to everything... read review »
Bob Higgins
I have no hesitation in recommending my consulting clients to the legal team I use myself. Beger’s no nonsense, commercially savvy approach to legal issues is appreciated by busy people looking for value for money.
Alan Royce
I like their approach, very straightforward and easy to deal with. I frequently recommend Beger & Co to my friends and colleagues.
Chris Steele
Lorenzo is a very capable and proficient commercial lawyer.
Craig Feely
I have been using Beger & Co Lawyers since the mid-1990s. They have done loads of conveyancing work for me and my extended family and I highly recommend them to all my friends. I have also consulted them about various property and commercial legal... read review »
Melinda Mayne, Mayhem Two Pty Ltd
A great Lawyer for any contractual requirements you might have, could not recommend him highly enough.
Geoff Blackmore, AON Hewitt Blackmore
Lorenzo provided expert timely advice and detailed deliverables for a complex land and water rights arrangement under a tight deadline. Lorenzo went the extra mile to make it happen.
Greg Finlayson
Lorenzo Mazzocchetti's Reviews
Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 18 reviews.