James Khakpour-Smith

James Khakpour-Smith

Commercial Real Estate - Partner

St Albans Office

01727 818513

Recent work

James Khakpour-Smith is a Partner in the Commercial Real Estate Department advising on a wide range of property

James successfully acts for a broad spectrum of clients, from a multi-national law firm and various large off-shore property investment companies to local owner-managed businesses, in a wide range of matters which include the acquiring, disposal, financing and leasing of commercial freehold and leasehold property.

James is utilised by Taylor Walton’s Corporate team to support with Corporate transactions where they involve real estate issues including advising on warranties and disclosures and conveyancing documents.

James has a wealth of experience in acting for developers in small to medium sized development finance and refinance, site acquisitions, assembly and sales-off.

James also specialises in collective enfranchisement and lease extension work for both landlords and tenants and is listed by the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners as having expertise in these areas.


Outside of work James is a very keen sports enthusiast and has competed nationally in both sprint and cross country running and has played football at a semi-professional level. James now manages and runs a local football club. When James is not involved in sports he likes to spend time with his friends and family.