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  • Carolyn is a specialist commercial property lawyer. 

    Admitted in 1998 and joining the partnership in April 2013, she has particular expertise in complex development projects, leasing across all sectors and the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate. 

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    CAROLYN CAMERON PARTNER
  • Tony is a specialist property, real estate and construction lawyer. He acts for both corporates and high net worth private clients on the acquisition, development, leasing, management and disposition of major commercial projects.

    He has extensive experience in all types of leasing (commercial, retail and industrial), property joint ventures, subdivisions and infrastructure and mining projects.

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    TONY NICHOLSON PARTNER
  • Michael is an experienced commercial and real estate lawyer, having acted across a wide range of industry sectors including the commercial, real estate, financing and insolvency sectors.

    Michael has acted for listed and private companies, private equity funds as well as high net worth individuals on a wide range of transactions involving a wide range of projects in the commercial CBD, community development, farming, hospitality and tourism sectors as well as having acted on the acquisition and disposal of assets and companies.

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    MICHAEL TINKLER PARTNER
  • Nick is an experienced commercial property and development lawyer.

    He acts for a wide range of developers, commercial ventures and investors on a variety of property based transactions across New Zealand, including industrial, commercial and residential development, infrastructure projects and leasing of nationwide retail and office portfolios.

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    NICK
    WILSON PARTNER
  • Nick is an experienced corporate/commercial lawyer. He advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters with a particular focus on sales and purchases of shares or business assets, structuring/restructuring of business or investment vehicles, shareholding and joint venture arrangements, franchising, and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.  Nick also advises NZX listed companies on compliance and governance matters.

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    NICK LOVEGROVE PARTNER
  • Jeremy is an experienced legal advisor in the areas of corporate/commercial law. He advises in mergers and acquisitions, company structuring, joint ventures, company and business law matters.

    He has acted for a number of overseas companies operating in New Zealand and as such he is frequently involved with assisting and advising offshore companies on acquisition and investment into New Zealand businesses.

    In addition to his interest in commercial and corporate matters, Jeremy has a

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    JEREMY CARR CONSULTANT
  • Hayden advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. Admitted in 2005, his principal focus is on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raising, commercial contracts and corporate advisory.  He has particular expertise in the area of warranty & indemnity insurance, having advised most of the M&A underwriters active in the New Zealand market.  From his OE living and working in Abu Dhabi, he also has extensive experience on multi-jurisdictional cross-border deals.

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    Hayden Smith
    HAYDEN SMITH SPECIAL COUNSEL

Senior Associates & Solicitors

  • Ian is an experienced property, real estate and trust legal advisor.

    He has undertaken a wide range of work for both corporates as well as high net worth clients on matters such as development land acquisition, commercial and residential developments (high rise, green field and brown field) dealing with infrastructure funding arrangements with territorial authorities as well as disposals (sell down and leasing) and the restructuring of holdings.

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    IAN JESPERSEN SENIOR ASSOCIATE NZILE FELLOW
  • Alex Foo has extensive experience in property development, subdivision, acquisition, disposal and commercial leasing.

    His clients include for large scale retail centres, a regional airport and nationwide investors in multi-tenanted offices buildings.

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    ALEX FOO SENIOR ASSOCIATE
  • Kelly is an associate specialising in commercial property and development.

    Kelly’s work often finds her dealing with complex leasing arrangements and the preparation and implementation of residential and commercial subdivisions. She acts for a multitude of property developers and investments entities.

    Kelly also has extensive experience in commercial and company law.

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    XIANG YING (KELLY) HEEI ASSOCIATE
  • Lichelle has experience over a wide range of commercial and property transactions. She is regularly involved in the preparation and implementation of complex subdivisions and commercial leasing. Lichelle invariably acts for clients on an array of commercial property acquisitions and disposals.

    Her work also includes acting on a range of commercial and corporate transactions including drafting of commercial contracts franchising and shareholder arrangements.

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    Lichelle Lapworth
    LICHELLE LAPWORTHSOLICITOR
  • After graduating from the University of Canterbury with a conjoint law and commerce degree, James began his professional career in Christchurch.

    While he has worked primarily in the property field, he has acted on an extensive range of legal matters throughout New Zealand.

    James works alongside the senior staff on a variety of property and commercial work including drafting commercial contracts, leasing and property transactions.

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    James Leggat
    JAMES LEGGATSOLICITOR
  • Originally admitted in Australia, Sarah is a corporate and commercial lawyer with experience across a broad range of commercial and corporate advisory matters including corporate governance, company restructures, due diligence and initial public offerings.

    As well as providing general corporate and commercial advice, Sarah is experienced in drafting and advising on a range of corporate and commercial matters.

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    Sarah Hilton
    SARAH HILTONSOLICITOR
  • Helen is an experienced legal executive specialising in commercial property and complex subdivision work. Helen is one of Burton Partners' longest serving members of staff and has a wealth of expertise in dealing with all manner of development work, from off-the-plan apartment and lot sales, to complex ground leasing. She is invariably working on developments with high volumes of settlements on a single day.

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    HELEN CAMPBELLLEGAL EXECUTIVE
  • Claire is a legal executive who specialises in commercial and residential property and assisting partners with large projects and project funding.

    Prior to joining Burton Partners she worked for a private residential apartment developer and has also worked previously at one of the big Auckland law firms.

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    CLAIRE NAIRN LEGAL EXECUTIVE
  • Rachael is a legal executive in the property and development team. Her work includes assisting with complex subdivisions, multi-unit apartment and lot sales as well as working on all manner of residential and commercial conveyancing.

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    RACHAEL McDONALD LEGAL EXECUTIVE
  • As the practice manager, Joanne provides a high level of finance and business management support. After 11 years working in London, Joanne brings a level of knowledge from several industries and is heavily involved in the day to day running of the practice, as well as actively managing initiatives to help achieve continuous improvement across the business

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    JOANNE DALE-FULLER PRACTICE MANAGER