We recognise and are passionate about the rural economy and its contribution to the region and to New Zealand. Our team of rural/agri-business lawyers has extensive institutional knowledge of the unique requirements of farmers, farming entities and agri-business. Nowhere else is it more important to have hands-on pragmatic advice, and we will apply that when assisting you with the following:

  • Dispute resolution including farm leases, sharemilking agreements and other rural contract disputes.
  • Drafting and negotiating farm sale and purchase agreements
  • Emissions trading scheme as it relates to agriculture
  • Employment advice including the preparation and review of agreements, advice on the employment relationship, investigations, advocacy and dispute resolution
  • Equity syndicate establishment and ongoing advice
  • Farm leases
  • Farm succession planning
  • Fonterra share contract matters
  • Forestry rights
  • Limited partnerships
  • Property including property development, subdivisions, leases, building contracts, co-ownership issues, technical land issues and Overseas Investment Act advice
  • Public Works Act matters
  • Resource Management
  • Rural conveyancing
  • Rural subdivisions
  • Sharemilking contracts
  • Specialised project management for non-farmer owners