Brown & Associates – Our Story


Brown & Associates is a specialist legal practice, with Property Law, Commercial Transactions and Estate Planning being our areas of expertise. Our property expertise includes advisory, document preparation and transaction settlements, our Commercial Transactions expertise includes finance/banking and general business dealings, and our Estate Planning expertise includes advisory on all estate matters, administration of estates and document preparation including Wills and Attorney appointments.

The firm was established in 1998 by Andrew Brown as a sole practitioner, operating in commercial law with a focus on property law. We have since grown and have now developed an enviable reputation as one of the best-credentialled providers of property law services in South Australia, together with additional expertise in Commercial Transactions and Estate Planning. The firm’s specialisation enables us to service matters in a concise and strategically effective manner, with technical competence assured.

Brown & Associates is directed by three senior level and highly qualified Partners (Andrew, David Dew & David Hopkins), who are well supported with the considerable experience and expertise of Consultant Richard Phillips. Support is also enjoyed from five paralegals, most of whom operate largely independently. The firm also enjoys access to several senior level litigation lawyers, on a referral basis. Each client and file has the benefit of direct Partner/Consultant access.

We act for clients who require personalised “hands on” service, expert advice and assistance in minimising risks with their business dealings, commercial property investments and transactions and Estate Planning.
Our offices are well positioned in the Adelaide CBD, within the established professional office precinct Citicom. We enjoy close proximity to the Lands Titles Office, a professional and technically well equipped office environment and views over picturesque Hindmarsh Square.

In addition to servicing our clients, we take seriously our desire to service and make a contribution to our community, at Partner level providing pro-bono legal work and education and as a team contributing time and money to various charities.

Brown & Associates is a member of the Law Society of South Australia, the Real Estate Institute of South Australia, the Law Council of Australia and the Property Council of Australia.

Our mission is to become our clients trusted advisors generally. We aim to be perceived by users of legal services in South Australia (and beyond) as Adelaide’s best providers of property, business, finance and estate planning law services, and to enjoy the journey as much as possible with staff, clients and associates.

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