Stratum Legal delivers
strategic solutions in strata law.

Our focus is strata property development, body corporate and management rights. We are recognised experts in our field, always outcomes-focused and offer flexible fee options. If you are looking to buy or sell management rights, want to talk about Body Corporate issues or thinking about your next development then we can help.
Contact Michael Kleinschmidt, our Legal Practitioner Director, who is always happy to share his wealth of experience with you. 

About The Firm

We offer strategic solutions – whether you are defending a claim in the supreme court, developing a duplex or working out how to better enforce your by-laws. Strata is all we do – we love it and it’s what we do best. We are recognised experts – our Legal Practitioner Director Michael Kleinschmidt is a sought after presenter and a regular contributor to strata law reform. He has also written for a national peer reviewed journal on strata issues. You want flexibility with fees – we offer it. Fixed, task charged or time charged, we are happy to work with you to make sure your needs are met, as well as ours. 

Michael Kleinschmidt
Michael Kleinschmidt

Practice Areas

Body Corporate

Over one quarter of Queenslanders now live in community title. Stratum Legal Pty Ltd can help you, no matter where in the state you live or work. We have clients from Cairns to the Tweed, ranging in size from duplex owners to Body Corporates for 400 lot schemes. Whatever the issue you are facing, odds are that we have helped someone in your situation before. 
From pet approvals to progressive development approvals, we can advise you on your rights and options. Complex titling issues, developers behaving badly or building management statements gone awry are all matters that we have helped other clients resolve. Our approach is practical and we try to generate durable, win/win solutions. If matters escalate however, then we have the experience and expertise to assist in any strata dispute, from an Adjudication Application to An Application for Leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Management Rights

Management rights are not unique to Queensland, but it can be fairly said they were born here. The industry has grown and matured over the years and is now recognised as an integral part of the Queensland economy. Our Legal Practitioner Director Michael Kleinschmidt acted for his first seller of management rights over 15 years ago. Since then he has acted in all sorts of transactions, litigation and advice matters, for all sorts of different people including private operators, public operators, banks and receivers. Management rights are a complex and sometimes temperamental animal; there are many stakeholders but only one owner, who must manage expectations as well as the complex! Whether you are a first time buyer or a public operator needing compliance advice, we can help. We ‘get’ management rights – that’s why our director is a member of the Australian Resident Accommodation Managers Association (Qld) Legal Panel. 

Property Development

Property developers face unique challenges. Just as every piece of land is unique, so to is every development. When choosing your legal advisor, experience is crucial – what work have they done before? Our Legal Practitioner Director Michael Kleinschmidt has helped developers deliver everything from duplexes to dormitories, leasehold island resorts to inner city apartments. If you are developing land then you are managing risk while working towards your reward. Stratum Legal Pty Ltd can help you manage that risk so that you can get on with the project. We offer flexible, strategic solutions based on your needs – be it simple, easy to read off the plan contracts, reserving potential future development rights or structuring your next leasehold property development. While we may sometimes be beaten on price, we won’t be beaten on the value of what we provide to our developers. Why? Because we take the time to find out what is most important to you and then we deliver it.

Why Choose Us

We offer strategic solutions – whether you are defending a claim in the supreme court, developing a duplex, or working out how to better enforce your by-laws.

Strata is all we do- we love it and it’s what we do best.

We are recognised experts- our Legal Practitioner Director Michael Kleinschmidt is a sought-after presenter and regular contributor to strata law reform. He has also written for a national peer-reviewed journal on strata issues.

You want flexibility with fees- we offer. Fixed, task charged or time charged, we are happy to work with you to make sure needs are met, as well as ours.

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Our People

Michael Kleinschmidt

Founder
Legal Practitioner Director

Rodney Fuss

Senior Consultant

Emily Hughes-Johnson

Consultant

Michael Young

Lawyer

Ben Deverson

General Manager

Kirrily Kleinschmidt

Office Manager

Lily Stewart

Accounts & Administration

Diane Bradford

Legal Secretary & PA

Stratum Legal Pty Ltd delivers strategic solutions in strata law. Our focus is strata property development, body corporate and management rights. We are recognised experts in our field, always outcomes focused and offer flexible fee options.

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