Business, Commercial and Corporate Advisory

Corporate and commercial law

Achieving successful commercial objectives involves collaborating with lawyers who understand your business, your commercial environment and your expectations for the future. Your lawyer should act as your business partner, offering advice to help you make better business decisions.

This requires people who can explain complex situations in plain English, provide dependable and accurate information, anticipate and manage risks, and develop solutions to get you a profitable outcome.

Trusts, estate planning and elder law helps you protect your assets and secure your future. It has always been an integral part of our practice to advise families about trusts, asset protection, estate administration and succession planning.

Our comprehensive understanding of our clients’ needs comes from a breadth of experience across a wide field of real life situations. Every family is different and needs a different approach to asset protection and individual welfare in old age.

Commercial law

Commercial law reaches into every business sector in the economy. From starting a business, to complying with industry regulations and standards, right through the lifecycle to succession planning, our lawyers are right behind you all the way.

How we help

We have been advising companies and individuals on all aspects of business and commerce since the early settlement of Hawke’s Bay. That advice has covered a range of commercial issues for their expansion and divestment strategies. We’ve been proud to help many Hawke’s Bay businesses to become a success.

Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

How we help

We provide legal advice for a wide range of overseas investment transactions, including buying a holiday home right through to significant purchases of property or businesses. With the changes to overseas investment laws in New Zealand, it’s important to get specialised legal assistance to ensure your transaction is managed smoothly.

Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

Areas of expertise:

  • Business mergers and acquisitions
  • Company incorporation
  • Contract
  • Corporate compliance
  • Corporate succession planning
  • Due diligence
  • Financing and securities
  • Food and wine
  • Franchising
  • Incorporated societies and charities
  • Intellectual property
  • Joint ventures
  • Leasing and licensing
  • Local government
  • Parliamentary drafting
  • Partnerships
  • Securities law
  • Retirement villages