We've got a lawyer for that
At Hauraki Gulf Law we specialise in commercial, property and family law. We can help you with the basics, like wills, trusts and conveyancing, right up to the tricky stuff; including business sales and acquisitions, construction contracts, financing, and matrimonial property.
Whatever you’re doing, you’ll get expert advice from your straight-talking local legal team.
Commercial & Business Transactions
We are involved in an extensive range of transactions from everyday transactions to the more complex and sophisticated dealings. We are well-connected within the local community, dealing with a range of well-developed, commercial companies. We are proud of our reputation for providing expert, yet practical, advice across all areas of commercial law.
Sales & Acquisitions
We are involved with a variety of people such as clients, lenders, developers, contractors, investors, sponsors, or consultants. There a multitude of interacting activities involved. Each dealing has its own unique opportunities and risks. However. we pride ourselves on knowing the practical legal aspects in relation to the various dealings. This gives us an understanding of what all participants want and need to achieve.
Commercial Property & Leases
We help our clients to grasp opportunities whether they are buying or selling their company. We do this by making sure that our clients understand their duties under the contract as well as the risks involved. In other words, we help our clients to be able to perform the transactions with ease and clarity.
Banking & Finance Requirements
Our transactional banking and finance knowledge enables us to advise in all types of lending transactions, including business, trade, acquisition, project, property, and asset financing (both domestically and internationally).
Construction Contracts & Dispute Resolution
We provide our clients with advice that allows them to experience transactions such as supply and distribution arrangements, licensing, logistics and warehousing, facilities management, franchising, joint ventures, sales and marketing, manufacturing, outsourcing, maintenance and support arrangements. We also advise on how to resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution rather that the lengthy course of litigation.
We are able to advise on all aspects of financial restructuring and insolvency. These involve advising on transactions such as complex debt restructurings, corporate collapses, receiverships and liquidations.
Residential and Commercial Conveyancing
This includes mortgages, guarantees and indemnities, tripartite agreements, step-in arrangements, priority and security sharing documentation, performance bonds, and bank guarantees.
Subdivisions & Property Development
We advise clients on effective funding structures for property acquisitions, property developments, and construction projects.
We advise clients on their need for a will, its requirements and their ability have in place a document that provides instructions for loved ones.
Trusts, Estate Planning & Asset Protection
We provide clients with trust establishment, administration, review, restructure, and distribution. We also advise on the establishment and administration of charitable trusts and on compliance with the Charities Act.
Estate Administration and Claims
We act for and advise trustee clients on their administration duties. We have have an understanding of the Family Protection Act 1955, The Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949, and the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 and their potential impact on wills and estates. We act for estates, beneficiaries and claimants in estate litigation.
We advise clients on their rights and positioning under the Relationship (Property) Act 1976 as is with the Estate Administration. Advising them on what is relationship property which includes the family home, car, household furniture and appliances (even if one person owned this property before the relationship), and all property acquired by either partner during the relationship. We assist in both private negotiations and court proceedings.
Powers of Attorney and Property & Welfare Orders
We assist clients with executing Powers of Attorney and also assist with applications to the Family Court for orders where there are capacity issues.
We act for and advise clients in all aspects of Family Law, including Court proceedings under the Care of Children Act 2004 and
Family Violence Act 2018.