Corporate & Commercial
I joined Cooney Lees Morgan in 1996 and have been a partner since 1999. I work predominantly with large commercial organisations, including local authorities and mid-sized businesses across many different sectors of the economy. Prior to joining the firm I spent five years in a commercial law team with Russell McVeagh in Wellington.
I’m particularly interested in helping businesses do business with others, whether they’re contracting services, gaining access to IP, embarking on a joint-venture, setting up a franchise network, buying another business, buying land or other property, or entering an agreement with a major customer. A large part of my role involves advising clients on compliance issues, risk management and business structures.
I am the Deputy Chairperson of the Tauranga Electricity Consumer Trust (TECT).
My wife, Sam, and I have two children. We are active members of the community, particularly in the Omanu area where we live. My other interests include regular walking up Mauao, swimming, snow-skiing and wine.
Examples of work
Bespoke contract drafting.
Advising private clients in relation to commercial and regulatory issues.
Acting for a national syndicator of property investments.
Undertaking commercial legal work for kiwifruit, avocado and other horticultural and viticultural clients.
Advising numerous SME and corporate clients on contract, compliance and risk management issues.
Acting for nationally branded building companies.
Extensive experience acting for local authorities.