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Our Rural/Agribusiness services

Agriculture remains the backbone of the New Zealand economy and is an increasingly complex and fast moving sector. At Saunders & Co we pride ourselves on the expert advice and legal services we provide to producers, processors, investors and exporters.

Our rural specialist, Ross Keenan, handles a range of matters from ownership structuring and property sale and purchase (in particular due diligence aspects) to succession planning and employment contracts.

Compliance is a hot topic and we can assist with understanding resource management and environment planning considerations and identifying when specialist advice may be required.

We can also advise on property syndication including shareholder agreements, along with a range of other matters such as grazing agreements, livestock sales, health and safety, and industry regulations.

Ross is highly experienced in general business and operational technologies, which are being adopted at a fast rate in the agricultural sector. With a farming background and experience practising in a rural service town, he has an innate understanding of the challenges facing clients across a range of sectors, from cropping, dairying and stock to orchards, horticulture and forestry.

Our Rural/Agribusiness services

  • Ownership structuring
  • Property sale and purchase (due diligence)
  • Succession planning
  • Employment contracts
  • Environmental and resource management compliance
  • Property syndication
  • Grazing and livestock agreements
  • Health and Safety
  • Industry regulations


Get further advice from

Ross Keenan

Ross Keenan

Senior Associate

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

Cran Bull

Cran Bull MNZM


T +64 3 963 1451
E clb@saunders.co.nz

Peter Tatham - Hornby

Peter Tatham


T +64 3 265 0915
M 027 448 6336
E peter.tatham@saunders.co.nz