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Commercial Law

Our commercial services

  • Buying and selling your business
  • Business restructuring
  • Buying and selling commercial property
  • Company formation
  • Financing
  • Leasing
  • Mortgagee sales
  • Personal property securities
  • Property development
  • Service Agreements
  • Distributor Agreements
  • Terms of Trade
  • Construction tender documents

For further information on commercial matters, click on a topic below:

Going into business

Saunders & Co has the breadth of specialist expertise to look “outside the box” in your commercial dealings.  For example, in buying or selling a business, we can help make sure you comply with relevant Employment Law, and that your valuable Intellectual Property is secured.


Examples of our recent work

  • Due diligence advice on a $30 million+ retail development project
  • Representation for a rural sub-division developer, involving extensive negotiations for numerous conditions and easements with neighbouring parties and other interested third parties.
  • Share purchase for a $3 million hospitality venture, including advice on shareholders agreements, family trust formation, drafting of the contract to buy/sell shares, financing with cross guarantees between companies, deeds of priorities, assignment of deeds of leases
  • Sale of a small hospitality business
  • Independent contractor agreements and terms of trade drafted for an irrigation business
  • Major retail chain expansion – lease review and negotiations, franchising agreements, advertising and sponsorship contracts

Get further advice from

Toby Giles

Toby Giles

Partner

T +64 3 963 1466
M 021 441 255
E trg@saunders.co.nz

Cran Bull

Cran Bull

Partner

T +64 3 963 1451
E clb@saunders.co.nz

Liam Glubb

Liam Glubb

Senior Associate

T +64 3 966 7710
M 021 026 19110
E liam.glubb@saunders.co.nz

Jeremy Bull

Jeremy Bull

Partner

T +64 3 265 0911
M 021 228 5656
E jcb@saunders.co.nz

Paul Coghlan

Paul Coghlan

Partner

T +64 3 963 1465
E pac@saunders.co.nz

Nicola Coombes

Nicola Coombes

Associate

T +64 3 940 2435
E nicola.coombes@saunders.co.nz

Colenna Collins

Colenna Collins

Associate

T +64 3 963 1464
M 021 813 135
E cmc@saunders.co.nz

Ben Frampton

Ben Frampton

Partner

T +64 3 963 1454
M 027 535 4616
E bhf@saunders.co.nz

Nathaniel Heslop

Nathaniel Heslop

Lawyer

T +64 3 963 1467
M 021 020 62292
E nathaniel.heslop@saunders.co.nz

Ross Keenan

Ross Keenan

Senior Associate

T +64 3 966 7702
M 021 599 673
E ross.keenan@saunders.co.nz

Michael Kirkland

Michael Kirkland

Consultant/Special Counsel

T +64 3 963 1455
M 021 0285 1682
E jmk@saunders.co.nz

David Lang

David Lang

Partner

T +64 3 963 1459
M 027 322 6776
E david.lang@saunders.co.nz

Peter Wood

Peter Wood

Consultant

T +64 3 265 0917
M 021 0263 1494
E phw@saunders.co.nz