We provide high quality and effective legal services to a wide variety of commercial and private clients.

Our experience allows us to offer strategic solutions and legal services across a number of key areas.

Property

Residential Property

• Sale and purchase agreements
• Residential tenancies
• Building contracts
• Unit titles and cross leases
• Bank lending and mortgages

 

Rural Property

• Buying and selling farms and orchards
• Rural leasing
• Fencing and boundary disputes

 

Commercial Property

• Buying and selling of commercial and industrial land
• Commercial lease drafting and negotiation
• Rent review disputes and mediation
• Overseas Investment Commission consent applications

 

Subdivisions and Property Rights

• Subdivisions involving residential, commercial and industrial properties (including unit titles)
• Easements
• Boundary adjustments
• Land Covenants

 

Constructions Matters

 

PROPERTY CONTACTS

Todd Hansen  |  Michael Bate  |  James Drysdale  | Anna McCurrach

Corporate & Commercial

Corporate Matters

• Company formation and incorporation
• Corporate structure including joint ventures and shareholder agreements
• Constitutional matters and governance
• Trading trusts
• Partnerships

 

Commercial Matters

• General business advice and strategy
• Buying and selling businesses
• Supply and distribution agreements
• Franchising
• Leasing
• Licensing
• Commercial contracts and terms of trade
• Employment and independent contractor agreements
• Trademark, copyright and intellectual property protection
• Commercial law and legislation compliance
• Commercial dispute resolution

 

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL CONTACTS

Todd Hansen  |  Michael Bate  |  James Drysdale  | Anna McCurrach

Conveyancing

Residential Property

• Sale and purchase agreements

 

Rural Property

• Buying and selling farms and orchards

 

Commercial Property

• Buying and selling of commercial and industrial land

 

CONVEYANCING CONTACTS

Todd Hansen  |  Michael Bate  |  James Drysdale  | Anna McCurrach

Trusts

• Trust formation
• Trust Administration
• Reviews
• Appointments
• Variations
• Distributions
• Estate planning
• Trust resettlements

 

TRUSTS CONTACTS

Todd Hansen  |  Michael Bate  |  James Drysdale  | Anna McCurrach

Estate Planning & Administration

• Asset protection planning
• Estate planning
• Enduring powers of attorney
• Will preparation and advice
• Estate administration
• Gifting matters
• Retirement villages and government residential subsidies
• Relationship property matters

 

ESTATE PLANNING & ADMINISTRATION CONTACTS

Todd Hansen  |  Michael Bate  |  James Drysdale  | Anna McCurrach

Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution

• Property and lease disputes
• Commercial and commercial disputes
• Trust and estate administration disputes
• Insolvency and corporate recovery
• All court proceedings including leaky home claims
• Arbitration and mediation
• Maori Land Court disputes
• Enforcement

 

CIVIL LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONTACT

Michael Bate

Banking & Finance

• Principal and agency agreements
• Asset leasing including finance leases and operating leases
• Property acquisition finance
• Project finance
• Construction
• Enforcement

 

BANKING & FINANCE CONTACTS

Todd Hansen  |  Michael Bate  |  James Drysdale  | Anna McCurrach

Employment

• Restructuring and redundancies
• Personal Grievances
• Health and Safety
• Individual employment agreements
• Mediations
• Employment Relations Authority matters

 

EMPLOYMENT CONTACT

Michael Bate

Insolvency & Restructuring

• Liquidations
• Voluntary administration, liquidations and receiverships
• Compromises with creditors
• Enforcement of securities
• Insolvency related litigation

 

INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING CONTACTS

Todd Hansen  |  Michael Bate