Business

Our highly qualified business team provide strategic legal and business advice to corporate and rural clients.  We have wide experience, both personally and as a team, in a variety of corporate work, including business acquisitions and restructures, board-level issues, company compliance, financial restructurings and general corporate advisory work. Several of the members of our team also hold directorships in a variety of companies, assisting our team to provide knowledgeable, reliable advice.

It is important to us however that we not only provide sound advice but also client focused solutions, tailored to each client’s individual business needs. We don’t just focus on the immediate transaction but keep in mind your long term goals and interests.

If you want comprehensive, well-targeted legal and business advice then see us.

We have experience in a wide range of business matters including:

Business and Rural Matters

  • Business structures and agreements
  • General business advice and corporate strategy
  • Farming and rural business matters
  • Leases
  • Trade mark, copyright and protection of intellectual property
  • Information technology
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Income tax and GST issues

Business Structures

  • Formation and incorporation of companies
  • Joint ventures
  • Partnerships
  • Trading trusts

Contracts

  • Buying and selling businesses
  • Shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Franchising
  • Leasing
  • Terms of trade
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Distribution and licence agreements

Team

Peter van Rij

Peter van Rij

Senior partner Peter, focuses on business and company matters including commercial problem solving, negotiations, litigation, leases contracts, intellectual property and software, superannuation, finance and securities, international contracts, supply and distribution agreements.

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Christy Corlett

Christy Corlett

Christy works in our commercial and property team and assists clients on a variety of matters, both business related and personal. She also has a number of years experience acting for clients on family law issues (particularly relationship property), employment matters (both for employees and employers) and other litigation matters. Christy continues this work at Parry Field Lawyers.

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Grant Adams

Grant Adams

Grant is Chairman of Partners at Parry Field Lawyers. Grant has a particular interest in working with the owners of businesses, which often involves asset planning, trusts and personal asset protection. Grant has been a partner since 1987 and specialises in Commercial/Business law.

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Doris Tu

Doris Tu

Doris joined Parry Field Lawyers to specifically service the needs of migrants in the areas of commercial, property, business and trust law. She joined in May 2012 after completing her Masters in Law (International Trade, Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law) at the University of Canterbury.

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Paul Owens

Paul Owens

Paul works in our property and commercial team and assists clients on a variety of property and commercial transactions including subdivisions, business / commercial property acquisitions and sales. He is also heavily involved with managing and supervising a large portion of the firms residential conveyancing.

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Judith Bullin

Judith Bullin

Judith joined Parry Field Lawyers in 2014 having recently graduated from the University of Otago with a double degree in Law and Commerce majoring in Accounting. Judith was admitted to the Bar in March 2014 and works in our commercial and property team.

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Tim Rankin

Tim Rankin

Tim is a key member of our property and commercial team. Tim has particular expertise in commercial and residential subdivisions, having been involved in some of Canterbury’s larger recent subdivisions.

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Pat Rotherham

Pat Rotherham

In early 2014 Pat merged his long standing practice, Rotherhams Law (formerly Gough & Irving) with Parry Field Lawyers and is one of our most recently appointed Partners. Pat has a particular interest in asset protection and succession planning through the use of appropriate structures such as trusts, companies and relationship property/property sharing agreements.

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Viv Zhang

Viv Zhang

Viv has a Law degree from Taiyuan University in China, a Masters in Law (Agency and International Trade) from the University of Canterbury and has recently been admitted to the Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand. Viv's areas of practice are Immigration, Commercial, Property and Trust Law.

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Kris Morrison

Kris Morrison

Kris is Parry Field Lawyers' most recent Partner and a leader in our commercial/business and immigration teams. He also focuses on property, trusts, charities and intellectual property. Kris is also one of Parry Field Lawyers' research experts.

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