Stephen Cordell


Stephen has been in legal practice for over 30 years, with extensive experience in corporate and commercial law particularly in relation to commercial transactions of all sizes and complexities.

Clients he advises comprise commercial businesses operating in a broad spectrum of industries including clothing retailers, steel distribution, furniture retailing, warehousing and distribution, computer technology, intellectual property and electrical contracting. 

Stephen is recognised as one of Australia's foremost advisers to high net worth clients, respected for his long-standing knowledge and expertise in preparing and implementing effective estate planning strategies as well as professionally handling their general commercial matters. His admirable personalised approach, with an enviable commitment to client service, encompasses commercial transactions of all sizes and complexities, as well as negotiating and structuring contractual arrangements advantageous to clients.



Stephen’s experience includes:

  • acquisition and sale of businesses and companies, direct involvement in negotiations, preparing documentation and handling all aspects of the transaction
  • estate planning, in particular for high net worth individuals
  • stamp duty and advising in relation to legal structures whether for commercial ventures, property/ personal investment, statutory or other purposes.


09 May 2018 - Blog

Holding Redlich’s expert guide to the 2018 federal budget

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Our experts analyse the key budget announcements and outline the essential takeaways for business in areas including transport, superannuation & financial services, construction & infrastructure, property, technology, media & communications, workplace relations, immigration, planning & environment, and taxation. 

01 May 2018 - Blog

Loan establishment fee deemed to be a penalty by the Victorian Court of Appeal

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Victorian Court of Appeal provides clarity in Melbourne Linh Son Buddhist Society Inc v Gippsreal Ltd [2017] VSCA 161 on what constitutes an unenforceable penalty.

04 April 2018 - Blog

ASIC publishes estimates of new levies that organisations will pay

#Corporate & Commercial Law

New laws came into effect on 1July 2017 changing the way ASIC is funded. Under the new arrangements, any entity that is regulated by ASIC will now need to pay a levy for the financial year...