Commercial property is a big business fraught with traps. So much so that parties involved in the development and sale of significant commercial property assets are often hesitant to make any move without first consulting their legal team. And many of them turn to William Esau.

William is the head of our property team and has been solving all kinds of problems for clients for nearly 30 years. He is the go-to man for major property developers, investors and businesses needing advice on a diverse range of property matters relating to buying and selling land assets, leasing, risk management and finance.

William’s reputation, vast experience in property deals, and thoroughness ensures there are no surprises. So you can feel confident he will have all the bases covered should there be an unexpected issue during a property transaction.

With major experience across all sectors of the commercial property industry, William can advise you on the acquisition, sale and leasing of sizable land assets including shopping centres, high-rise office buildings and commercial property developments. His sought-after expertise also extends to undertaking due diligence, contract formation, advising on financing real property assets, negotiating complex commercial agreements, and completing major property and business transactions.

Another of William’s specialties is providing tax advice on commercial property and business transactions including GST, capital gains tax, income tax and state revenue. Additional strings to William’s bow include handling numerous business acquisition and sale transactions, commercial and business-related matters, and providing specialist advice to the Agribusiness industry.

William's Featured Articles

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December 20, 2023 Residential Tenancies Act Amendments Navigating the Impact on Landlords
December 16, 2020 Staff Profile: William Esau
Staff Profiles
September 30, 2020 COVID-19: Retail and Commercial Leasing Emergency Relief Prescribed Period 2
September 09, 2020 COVID-19: Retail and Commercial Leasing Emergency Relief Extension
May 18, 2020 COVID-19 Regulations for Commercial Tenancies
May 13, 2020 State Government Announces Changes Affecting Commercial Tenancies
April 17, 2020 COVID-19: Mandatory Code for Commercial Tenancies
March 30, 2020 Coronavirus: Commercial Landlords and Tenants
November 07, 2018 Retirement Village Unit
Health & Aged Care Property
July 04, 2018 Online Incorporations Services
Firm News
March 26, 2018 Attention Landlords, Leasing Agents and Tenants!
March 26, 2018 Easements in Gross
June 22, 2017 Update on Mining Acts Review
Energy & Resources
December 16, 2016 Planning Update – Where is SA at?
May 26, 2016 Land Tax
Property Tax
September 07, 2015 State Tax Reform
Corporate & Commercial Tax
March 19, 2015 Environment Protection Act
Corporate & Commercial Property
March 19, 2015 Miscellaneous Purpose Licences Under the Mining Act 1971 (SA)
Agribusiness Property
July 28, 2014 Australia’s built heritage: preserving character, enhancing value
April 22, 2014 Transport Development Levy Bill 2013


Property Council of Australia

 – State Development and Taxation Committee – Deputy Chair

What Client's Say

Maritime Constructions is a turnkey provider uniquely capable of self-performing the full spectrum of specialised marine, civil and mechanical disciplines to deliver complex marine infrastructure projects from design and engineering through to commissioning. Projects include jetties, wharves, boat ramps, marinas, dredging, navigation aids, underwater pipelines, etc. The company operates to an Integrated Management System (IMS) that is ISO accredited for Quality, Environment and Occupational Health & Safety.

We first sought the services of William Esau and his team in 2013 to assist with various commercial matters that were important to the continued growth of our business. From the first meeting, we were impressed with not only the professionalism and knowledge of William and his team, but also William’s personable and pragmatic approach. This was very important to our business.

On that basis, our relationship has evolved over the years, and we now consider William and the team at DW Fox Tucker Lawyers to be our trusted advisors – using them for commercial, tax, property, employment and workers compensation advice.

We have no hesitation in recommending William and his team to anyone seeking clear, concise and commercial advice.

Simon Giessauf

Maritime Constructions Pty Ltd