Property Law, Commercial Litigation, Wills & Estate Planning

Karunn is one of Sydney’s leading property and business lawyers. Acting as the Principal lawyer of Thornton & King, he is responsible for leading a team of exceptional lawyers on a range of property and business law matters.

Before becoming a lawyer, Karunn worked extensively in the hospitality industry and has started multiple businesses. As a lawyer, he’s worked at small firms, big firms, and even in-house at multinational corporations. Karunn’s life and work experience helps him to see eye to eye with you, and provides him with a depth of knowledge and experience to draw upon.

Karunn specialises in property and business law. While most lawyers typically specialise in either transactional or dispute work, Karunn is unique in that he has both deep transactional experience (having completed property and business transactions worth billions of dollars), as well as deep experience in successfully resolving many millions of dollars worth of property and business disputes.

 

Some of the recent matters Karunn has worked on include:

  • The collective negotiation and sale of several mixed use properties with 15 unique residential, retail, and commercial tenancies to a property developer.
  • The acquisition of a $50million development site for a property developer.
  • Advising a property developer and acting on their off the plan sales of 48 residential lots to individual purchasers.
  • Negotiating and reaching a settlement between property co-owners upon the breakdown of their business relationship.
  • Acting for a landlord to evict a tenant in breach of their multi-million dollar lease.
  • Successfully negotiating the termination of a disputed contract for the sale and purchase of land, and in doing so, avoiding a Supreme Court hearing.

Karunn is one of the few lawyers in the country who, following a series of structured peer to peer assessments carried out by the Law Society of New South Wales, has been awarded the title of Accredited Specialist in Property Law.

Karunn also sits on the Property Law Committee at the The Law Society of New South Wales, where he has the opportunity to give back to the legal community and the general public by assisting with, and providing feedback on, the development of property law reform in New South Wales.

 

Accreditations and Associations

  • Bachelor of Media
  • Bachelor of Law
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Master of Applied Law (Commercial Litigation)
  • Accredited Specialist in Property Law
  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales
  • Executive committee member of the North Metropolitan Law Society
  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales’ Property Law Committee

 

Areas of Practice

 

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Our offices

Balmain

45 Evans St, Balmain NSW 2041

Northbridge

146 Sailors Bay Rd, Northbridge NSW 2063

Tea Gardens

Shop 1/13 Maxwell St, Tea Gardens NSW 2324

Hornsby

45-47 Hunter Street, Hornsby, 2077

Meet our team of lawyers

Want to know who you’ll be dealing with? Our exceptional lawyers are industry leaders who are supported by a team of paralegals, conveyancers, and secretaries.

Karunn Shahani
Karunn Shahani
Principal Lawyer
Vanessa Caputo
Vanessa Caputo
Principal Lawyer
George Elmassian
George Elmassian
Principal Lawyer
Alan Olcayto
Alan Olcayto
Principal Lawyer
Sarah Newman
Sarah Newman
Principal Lawyer
Charmian Seil
Charmian Seil
Special Counsel
Richard Harvey
Richard Harvey
Special Counsel
David Lee-Young
David Lee-Young
Special Counsel
Navneet Elfar
Navneet Elfar
Special Counsel
Amanda Chik
Amanda Chik
Senior Associate
Jill Forrester
Jill Forrester
Senior Associate
Feris Sefian
Feris Sefian
Lawyer
Amber Page
Amber Page
Senior Licensed Conveyancer
Andy Habib
Andy Habib
SENIOR LICENSED CONVEYANCER

What our clients say…

We found the company very efficient providing straight and efficient responces when required.

Scott Howison

Professional, efficient and great communication.

Sarah MacLeod

Excellent support from Karun and his team (especially Alan). Knowledgeable team with only short waiting times to provide advice.

Usama Munir

Very professional and thorough, with clear communication and attention to detail. Highly recommended.

Rishi Sahgal

Professional,timely help from both Vanessa and Andy ,make the project way easier for us !

Connie Lee