Eckermann Lawyers

Eckermann Lawyers was established in Adelaide in 2014. Since then our team and our practice has grown considerably developing a reputation for commitment, quality, efficiency and a personalised service approach.

Our law experts span a number of legal specialities and fields.

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Property Lawyers South Australia

Eckermann Lawyers is not just another name in the SA legal fraternity; we are the hallmark of excellence, dedication, and unyielding commitment in the realm of property law and real estate related legal services. With years of unparalleled experience behind us, we have solidified our position as one of the industry’s most sought-after property lawyers and real estate attorneys.

Our journey began in 2014, and our passion for delivering top-tier legal services saw our practice grow exponentially. Today, we stand tall with a reputation that resonates not just with our growing clientele but within the broader legal community of property lawyers and Adelaide law firms. Our growth is testimony to our unwavering commitment to quality. But what truly sets us apart is not just the quality of our work but the manner in which we deliver it.

Efficiency is a cornerstone of our practice. We understand that in the fast-paced world of property transactions, time is often of the essence. Our team ensures that every matter, regardless of its complexity, is approached with a rigorous focus on detail while ensuring timely delivery. This approach not only ensures that our clients receive the best legal counsel but also that their transactions proceed seamlessly.

However, it’s not just about efficiency and quality for us. At Eckermann Lawyers, we believe in the power of personal touch. The law, especially when dealing with property, can often be impersonal and daunting. Our personalised service approach ensures that every client feels valued, understood, and heard. We pride ourselves on building and nurturing relationships that go beyond the confines of professional commitments; whether it be property settlements or property disputes.

In a world teeming with real estate law firms, Eckermann Lawyers stands out. Our expertise in property law, commercial law, disputes, agribusiness, hospitality and licensing along with Wills & Estates, our dedication to quality and efficiency, and our deep-rooted belief in a personalised approach make us not just a choice, but the choice for all property-related legal needs in Adelaide and South Australia.

If you are seeking real estate attorney that combines expertise with dedication, look no further. Eckermann Lawyers is here to guide, assist, and ensure that your property journeys are smooth, successful, and secured.

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Welcome to Eckermann Lawyers – South Australia’s Trusted Legal Partners

In the vast and intricate landscape of property and legal affairs, Eckermann Lawyers stands tall as one of Adelaide’s and South Australia’s most esteemed law firms. With 12 strategically located offices, we pride ourselves on our deep-rooted connections across the state, offering legal expertise that is both comprehensive and tailored to our clients’ unique property law needs.

Our specialty lies in understanding the nuances of South Australia’s diverse economic sectors. At the forefront is our unparalleled expertise in Agribusiness – a cornerstone of the region’s economy. Our team is well-equipped to navigate the complexities of this real estate sector, ensuring that our clients, from small operators to large agricultural enterprises, are always a step ahead.

Businesses, whether fledgling start-ups or established corporations, find a reliable partner in us. Our Business Transactions team seamlessly facilitates crucial real estate deals, mergers, and acquisitions, safeguarding our client’s interests every step of the way. Similarly, our Commercial Property division is adept at managing property-related concerns, from acquisitions and sales to lease negotiations.

At Eckermann Lawyers, we understand that the commercial world is multi-faceted. This is why our General Commercial team offers a holistic approach to various commercial challenges, and our Hospitality & Licensing team provides expert guidance in the dynamic world of hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

Lastly, but by no means least, our Wills & Estates division brings a compassionate touch to matters of personal significance. Entrusting the future of one’s legacy is no small task, and our dedicated team ensures that our clients’ wishes are honoured with utmost precision and care.

In choosing Eckermann Lawyers, you are choosing a legacy of excellence, commitment, and community. Let us be your guide, protector, and partner in every legal journey you undertake in South Australia.

Why Choose Eckermann Lawyers?

Choosing Eckermann Lawyers means opting for:


  • Expertise Across Diverse Domains: Whether you are involved in agribusiness, navigating a business transaction, managing commercial properties, dealing with general commercial matters or disputes, entering the hospitality sector, or planning for your estate’s future, Eckermann Lawyers offers a depth of expertise across various legal fields. This breadth ensures you are working with specialists, regardless of your specific need.




  • State-wide Presence: With 12 offices spread across metropolitan and rural South Australia, Eckermann Lawyers is conveniently accessible no matter where you’re located. This extensive network also provides a deep understanding of local nuances, making it easier for our property lawyers to cater to individual and regional requirements.




  • Commitment to Excellence: Eckermann Lawyers have built the reputation of their Adelaide Law firm on consistently delivering results, backed by meticulous attention to detail and a passion for the law. They combine traditional legal acumen with innovative approaches to ensure optimal outcomes.




  • Client-Centric Approach: At the heart of Eckermann Lawyers’ practice is the client. Every legal strategy is tailored based on a comprehensive understanding of the client’s unique real estate circumstances and goals. They ensure transparent communication and foster a partnership-driven approach, ensuring that clients are not just informed but also engaged at every step.




  • Community Roots: Being deeply rooted in South Australia’s community means that Eckermann Lawyers understands the values, aspirations, and challenges faced by its members. Their approach is not just transactional but is anchored in genuine concern and commitment to the community’s welfare.




  • Ethical Practice: Trust is a pillar of any legal engagement. Eckermann Lawyers uphold the highest standards of ethics, ensuring that clients can rely on them not just for legal expertise but also for unwavering integrity.




  • Comprehensive Solutions: Whether you’re a business, individual, or community entity, Eckermann Lawyers provide holistic legal solutions. They anticipate challenges, devise pre-emptive strategies, and ensure that clients are always a step ahead.


In essence, choosing Eckermann Lawyers means aligning with a firm that stands for expertise, integrity, and unwavering commitment to its clients’ best interests. They don’t just offer legal services; they provide partnerships built on trust, understanding, and a shared vision for success.

  • Agribusiness
  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Property
  • General Commercial
  • Hospitality & Licensing
  • Wills & Estates

At Eckermann’s, we have offices located throughout the state. We have strong roots in rural SA and it is important to us that we are accessible for those clients who prefer to see us face to face. We are several locations  – Adelaide, Gawler, Glenelg, Gilles Plains, Mount Barker, Mount Gambier, McLaren Vale and Victor Harbor. You can contact us over the phone of course or using video conferencing if that is more convenient. We also have an after hours service, Eckermann Assist, when business hours contact is not possible for you.

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Frequently asked questions

How is Eckermann Lawyers different from the big law firms in Adelaide?

Eckermann Lawyers has a wealth of experience and expertise in all aspects of commercial law, property law and all types of property transactions. What you’ll find different at Eckermann Lawyers is our commitment to a personalized and very much bespoke service. Large or small, every client at Eckermann Lawyers is treated with the same high level of personalised service that only a boutique legal firm can provide.

  • Our team has a depth of property law knowledge that ensures timely and informed practical advice, whether you consider acquiring a large rural estate, leasing retail premises in a shopping centre or selling off-the-plan apartments in a mixed-use development.
  • When dealing with Eckermann Lawyers, you are not only being helped by some of the best lawyers in Adelaide, but you have the added convenience, should you choose to do so, of working with our other Eckermann Group members, including Adelaide’s leading conveyancing firm, Eckermann Conveyancers.
  • Eckermann Lawyers complements the existing Eckermanns businesses including Eckermann Conveyancers and Eckermann Property Forms. Established in 1976, Eckermanns have earned a reputation as a leader in their industry providing first-class service.

If a personalised, timely and informed legal service is what you are looking for, please contact us to understand how we can assist you.

What are the areas of specialisation at Eckermann Lawyers?

Eckermann Lawyers is an Adelaide-based boutique law firm renowned for providing service excellence across practice areas including:
• General Commercial
• Commerical Property
• Agribusiness
• Estate planning including, Wills, Advance Care Directives, Powers of Attorney, Contested Wills & Estate Disputes
• Hospitality & Licensing
• Franchising


What is a Form 3 and can Eckermanns prepare a Form 3 for me?

Once you have signed a contract to purchase a property, you will be served a Form 1 or Vendor Disclosure statement. This document provides important legal information about your property.
The cooling-off period for your purchase expires at the end of the second clear business day after:

  • the contract was made if the purchaser received the Form 1 prior to making the contract, or
  • the Form 1 has been served on the purchaser if the purchaser received the Form 1 after making the contract. By law, a Form 1 must be served on a purchaser of real property in South Australia.

Sometimes a purchaser may choose to waive their cooling off rights. To do so requires the preparation of a Form 3 is required and the Form 3 must be certified by a legal practitioner. Eckermann Lawyers is experienced in the preparation of Form 3s and in explaining clearly to clients, the implications of waiving their cooling off rights.

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180 Flinders Street
Adelaide 5000


12 Adelaide Rd
Gawler South 5118

Gilles Plains

1 Sudholz Road
Gilles Plains 5086


10 Moseley Street
Glenelg 5045

McLaren Vale

178 Main Road
McLaren Vale 5171


84-86 George Street
Millicent 5280

Mount Barker

18 Cameron Road
Mount Barker 5251

Mount Gambier

3 Penola Road,
Mount Gambier 5290


20 Omerod Street
Naracoorte 5271

Port Lincoln

Shop 2, 50 Liverpool Street
Port Lincoln 5606


49 Murray Street
Tanunda 5352

Victor Harbor

138 Hindmarsh Road
Victor Harbor 5211