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Real estate, property.
Chairman and Partner
Alan is the Chairman and senior partner within BTO’s real estate team, responsible for many of the firm’s key clients and looking after high value and complex transactions. He acts for a wide variety of PLCs, institutions, investors, estates and major developers with commercial property interests. He advises on investment acquisitions and sales, leasing and development work, site assembly and general portfolio management. Alan specialises in residential housing development, advising on option agreements, site assembly and disposal transactions. He also advises several charities and not-for-profit organisations on various aspects of their business.
Trained Brechin Robb, Glasgow; qualified (1979); assistant, Tindal Oatts (1981-83); assistant, Brechin Robb (1979-81); partner BTO Solicitors LLP (1983 - present); chairman of BTO Solicitors LLP (2014 - present).
Trustee of the following charities: The Baird Trust and the Pollock Charitable Trusts; past board and executive committee member of Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) (1993 – 2005); past Council Member of the Law Society of Scotland; Currently occasional ad hoc member of Law Society committees.
Glasgow Academy; University of Glasgow (1977) LLB.
Skiing, cycling, golf.
Scotland: Real estate
Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Within: Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
Alan Borthwick and David Gibson head BTO Solicitors LLP’s team, which advises charities, retailers, housebuilders, commercial developers and other clients. Graeme Kelly, who joined from DWF, has 25 years’ experience acting for clients in the hospitality and retail sectors.