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Curt SchatzManaging Partner

As our Managing Partner with more than 35 years of experience in law and business, including 24 years with Mullins, Curt is well positioned to ensure Mullins' ongoing growth and stability.

A recognised leader in property and liquor and gaming law, Curt advises pub, club, nightclub, casino, restaurant, resort, accommodation venue owners and operators on the strategic and technical aspects of their business operations and freehold ownerships. This includes advice to property developers and owners (e.g. major retail chains) about assets, including licensed premises.

Curt's expertise covers acquisitions and sales, site acquisitions, all forms of liquor licensing and gaming applications, compliance, management agreements, and establishment of new licensed venues for greenfield sites.

He works closely with government regulators in the liquor and gaming sector advising on amendments to the Queensland liquor and gaming laws. Curt also advises peak industry bodies, such as the Queensland Hotels Association (QHA) and Clubs Queensland.

A regular contributor to industry publications, Curt is also a popular speaker on developments in gaming, liquor and responsible service.

His ability to build rapport has earned him the position as trusted advisor to many colleagues, clients and industry leaders.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (1984)

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in Australia
    Hospitality and Tourism Law, Brisbane, 2019 & 2018
  • Doyles Guide
    Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers, Brisbane, 2016
  • Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers, Queensland, 2015

Industry Involvement

  • Brisbane Racing Club - Director

Clients trust me to provide real solutions. With the best team around me, I deliver outcomes based on a no-nonsense approach, combined with long-standing skill and strategy. Helping clients and colleagues achieve their goals gives me the greatest satisfaction.

Curt Schatz | Managing Partner