Michael Huelin joined WGC Lawyers in 1984 and became a partner in 1987. He and co-Director Graham Dutton lead the commercial and property team of seven lawyers and paralegals at WGC.
For more than 30 years Michael has practised in the areas of commercial and property law. Over that time Michael has built a large client base that includes the ‘who’s who’ of the property and hotel developers in the region.
This has involved acting in the sale of many of the resorts and international hotels in the area, including the Cairns International, Matson Resort, Trinity Wharf and Paradise Palms.
Michael led the WGC legal team managing the $300 million disposal of a national hotel chain to Liquorland, and the subsequent acquisition of hotel properties throughout Australia in preparation for the sharemarket listing of the business’ land-owning property trust.
More recently he has acted in the sale of three of the largest tourism operations in the Far North and is currently acting for the developer of the three newest hotels in Cairns, and the developer of a proposed integrated resort.
In addition to hotels and resorts, Michael has represented the developers of many of the apartment complexes in the region providing expert advice on structuring, management and off-the-plan sales for developments in Port Douglas, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton totalling more than 1000 apartments.
Michael specialises in management rights, currently acting for more than 50 onsite managers providing advice on body corporate and community management law.
He also acts for a large number of local and regional businesses and provides advice on structuring, acquisitions and sales.
No matter how large or small the deal, Michael’s approach is to understand the needs of his clients and to deliver service and advice that is expert, timely, and practical. His approach is always to find solutions, not problems.
Beyond the law, Michael has been (and is currently) a board member of a number of not-for-profit organisations and a government-owned corporation. He also acts as a pro-bono advisor for a local charity.
Qualifications and memberships
– Solicitor of Queensland Supreme Court
– Solicitor of High Court of Australia
– Member Queensland Law Society
– Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
– Deputy Chair of Ports North
– Director of Swim FNQ Ltd
– Member and former Director of Advance Cairns