Areas that Wakefield Lawyers can help you with

Corporate & Commercial Law

We specialise in providing a full suite of legal services to small and medium size businesses. Our areas of expertise include capital and debt financing, business sale and purchases, franchises, company restructures and shareholder agreements.

Business Sales
& Purchases

We specialise in providing a full suite of legal services to small and medium size businesses. Our areas of expertise include capital and debt financing, business sale and purchases, franchises, company restructures and shareholder agreements.

Corporate
Finance

This is where increasing the value of your business happens, as well as raising operating capital and improving financial returns to shareholders. Working quickly and effectively, Wakefield’s Lawyers will offer you a wide range on how to grow your business financially.

Joint Ventures & Co-ownership Agreements

If you are setting up a business with another person, whether they are a family member or ‘unrelated’, it is strongly advised that you consider entering into a Shareholders Agreement, Partnership Agreement or Joint Venture Agreement (‘Co-Ownership Agreements’).

Corporate
Restructuring

If you think your business may be struggling, the first step is to seek professional advice. This is where Wakefield’s Lawyers steps in. When the daunting moment of financial difficulties appear, it is important that a business considers all options available in order to cope.

Property Law

We specialise in both residential and commercial property investment and development. We have extensive knowledge and experience in both residential and commercial conveyancing, small and large scale subdivisions, commercial leasing and building contracts.

Residential Conveyancing

It’s exciting to find the property you have been looking for or even to finally sell one. However, the various property purchase requirements, conditions and jargon can be quite daunting, which dims a bit of the fun. Wakefields is here to ensure that whether your purchasing or selling, the process is smooth, exciting, and beneficial to you.

Commercial Conveyancing

Leasing a commercial property is often the largest fixed cost for their business. It is a complex process, and it is important it’s done right to protect against unforeseen costs. Wakefields ensures that the leasing arrangements are fair and consistent to attract the highest calibre tenants.

Wealth Protection

We specialise in all areas of trusts, estates, succession planning, and wealth administration. We have extensive experience setting up simple and complex family, inheritance, education, and trading trusts as well as advising on property relationship matters, wills, powers of attorney, and estate administration.

Family Trusts

A tailored trust can be a useful structure to help protect assets long term and enables the organised and tailored distribution to specific beneficiaries.

Wills

Wakefields helps you plan out your desired plan of action with advice and looking over when writing your wills.

Enduring Power of Attorney

Wakefields assists you in your Enduring Powers of Attorney and helps you act in a way that is beneficial to you only.

Immigration Law

New Zealand’s immigration system is facing unprecedented scrutiny. In response to this, the Government is implementing a series of rapid changes to its skilled, business and family policies. These changes can leave migrants unsure of their future in New Zealand, or in some cases, facing deportation.