John is not just an expert in commercial law – he’s also a respected business confidante and adviser.
Working in commercial law since 1983, he specialises in contract law, intellectual property and company law. He has a particular interest in the Agribusiness sector.
Whether it’s drafting local or international contracts, advising on business processes and structures, intellectual property issues or handling commercial and rural property transactions, John ensures his clients get the best legal outcomes.
But he also goes beyond his role of providing legal services by offering unwavering support for his clients.
"Being a true adviser goes further than being a lawyer in a technical sense. It comes from building relationships and earning a reputation for getting the job done,” John says.
"People usually use an intermediary before making a decision, and it's good to be able to help them.”
Away from the office John is heavily involved with corporate governance, including acting as chairman for several boards of directors, as well as being a director and trustee for a variety of local companies and trusts. He also enjoys mountain biking and getting out and about in the Otago hinterland.
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Phone: 03 477 7312
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