Mr Michael Walsh > ByrneWallace LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

ByrneWallace LLP
88 Harcourt Street
Saint Kevin's
DO2 DK18

Work Department

Property/Real Estate


Partner, Property/Real Estate


Michael is the Chair of the ByrneWallace LLP Property Law team, and is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s leading real estate lawyers. He joined the firm as a partner in 1999.

Michael is an accomplished practitioner with extensive experience in real estate matters including development, investment acquisitions and disposals, and in the PRS, residential, hotel, office and warehousing/logistics sectors.


  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • The Law Society of Ireland
  • Board of Directors Member – Chamber Choir Ireland, a registered charity (2010 to 2014) (Chair 2011-2014)
  • The Law Society of Ireland’s Conveyancing Committee


  • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), University College Cork, 1991
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB), University College Cork, 1992
  • Qualified as a Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Real estate

(Leading individuals)

Michael WalshByrneWallace LLP

ByrneWallace LLP advises a broad client base of developers, investors, public bodies, and construction companies on high-value real estate transactions. The team has a particular focus on forward sales and purchases, advising on deals involving residential properties, office space and mixed-use developments. The practice experienced some changes at the top in Janaury 2022, with Michael Walsh becoming Chair of property and Alison O’Sullivan taking over as sole practice head. Walsh is a noted expert in conveyancing law, while O’Sullivan is particularly focused on the private residential sector. Ronan Egan is also highly experienced in this area, and leads much of the team’s work for public bodies. Michelle McVeigh is another key contact and leads the property retail and asset management group.

Ireland > Projects and PPP

ByrneWallace LLP advises developers on the construction of residential, industrial and commercial projects, and is also frequently instructed by public sector bodies to handle the procurement process for developments. Practice head Fergal Ruane has more than 20 years’ experience in this area and is increasingly active in Ireland’s fast-growing data centre sector. The team’s work in this space includes handling the development of the centres as well as infrastructure related to their energy usage. Elsewhere, Martin Cooney and Gavin Blake are valued by clients for their expertise in construction contracts and energy projects, respectively. Michael Walsh is another key contact, focusing on the real estate sector.