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Reflecting On 100 Years Of Success

The Cooney family has had the unique privilege of watching our firm grow and evolve over the past 100 years and we’re all immensely proud to have reached this significant milestone.


Practice Group

Property & Development

Developers and first home buyers seek us out. Why? Because we’ve got one of the most experienced property legal teams in the country. With us on your side you’re in the best possible hands.

Construction & Development  |  Subdivisions  |   Rural  |  Property Syndications  |  Residential


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Litigation & Local Government

When life throws you a curveball, let us take care of it for you. We’ll get things sorted as quickly and painlessly as possible so you can carry on with what’s important to you.

Commercial Disputes  |  Mediation & Litigation  |  Employment  |  RMA  |  Local Government


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Corporate & Commercial

If you want a team of experienced, smart-thinking, innovative lawyers working for your business, talk to us. We think outside the square, enjoy a challenge and are equipped to deal with any issues, big or small.

Mergers & Acquisitions  |  Capital Raising  |  Financing  |  Contracting  |  Agribusiness  |  Maori Investment  |  Governance 


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Private Client & Trust

One-size-fits-all? No way! You’ll experience a personalised and tailored service that caters to your unique needs. We also know you’re busy so we’ll put you first and make sure your interests are protected for the long-term.

Trusts  |  Complex Trust Structures  |  Relationship Property  |  Wills  |  Estate Planning  |  Family Disputes  |  Small / Medium Business Advice


Articles & Opinions

What's in a name?

As members of two feuding families, Romeo Montague’s and Juliet...

So you've decided to build a new home?

With the decision made to go with a new build, you will now be asked to make a...

Update on Employment Law Changes in 2018

The new Labour-led Government recently announced a new Bill that would amend...


New Promotions Announced

Fostering young talent and encouraging staff to progress their legal careers...

Reflecting On 100 Years Of Success

The Cooney family has had the unique privilege of watching our firm grow and...

Cooneys back St Johns Building project

St John Tauranga will soon move into their brand new headquarters – a...

Working with us

We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join us – if you fit the bill please contact us today.


Current Vacancies

Legal Assistant - Private Client & Trust Team

Full-time Legal Assistant - Cooney Lees Morgan We require...


Our people

Our full service legal team of over eighty includes some of New Zealand’s sharpest legal minds.


Jun 2018