Simon Riordan

Co-founder and Director

Simon Riordan

Co-founder and Director

Simon is co-founder of Riordan & Riordan in partnership with his father, Chris. With a proud legal family history, Simon commenced his career with Riordan & Partners and went on to establish Riordan & Riordan in 2004. In addition to general Commercial transactions, Simon has extensive expertise in Franchising, Property and Estate Planning.

Simon’s specific experience in these areas includes:


Considerable experience in all aspects of franchising. He has acted for Franchisees at all levels, from small independent franchises to Franchisees operating over 40 multinational branded franchise outlets.

He also acts for Franchisors, including large, national companies with franchise outlets in all States. Simon has advised on the establishment of franchise operations from commencement and has assisted in the development and growth of franchise systems, such as the well-known and highly regarded Hudsons Coffee brand.

Property Law

Simon’s Property Practice ranges from large commercial leasing matters (with particular expertise in retail leasing) to commercial and residential sales and purchases for major clients.

Commercial Transactions

The firm has a strong commercial client base with numerous high net wealth individuals and high profile family companies. As a result, Simon has considerable experience in a range of business transactions, including business sales and purchases, joint ventures and business structures.

Estate Planning

Simon’s experience ranges from simple husband/wife Wills to complex estate and succession planning for high net wealth clients.

Simon enjoys successful, long-standing relationships with his clients resulting in a genuine understanding of their business and personal needs. This, combined with his expert knowledge, practical business advice and efficiency, enables him to ensure the best commercial outcome for his clients.