GRAEME HALSE

Principal

Graeme obtained an Honours degree from Auckland University and was admitted to the bar in 1978. After working for a city Law firm he joined with Mick Foy to start his own practice at the age of 24. He has practised continuously for 35 years. He likes to problem solve and gets immense satifaction from adding value to a client's business or enterprise as well as giving peace of mind. A background in all areas of litigation (including appearing as counsel to Court of Appeal level) allows him to assess the likelihood of success or the likely pitfalls. This allows legal disputes to be settled within acceptable parameters.

 

His principal areas of practice include:

 

  • Estate Planning including trust formation and administration.

  • All aspects of property, both commercial and residential.

  • Commercial dealmaking including advice as to appropriate structures.

  • Business sales, purchases and restructuring.

  • Finance, including single lender and contributory mortgage lending.

  • Wills and probate including Family arrangements.

  • Relationship Property, both pre and post nuptial.

  • Litigation advice.

  • Advising sporting, cultural and not for profit organisations.

  • Problem solving, including analysis of legal issues.

  • Fishing Law advice.

 

Outside the office he is a director of a number of successful private companies. He enjoys travelling with his beautiful partner Sonja, cooking, growing his own organic vegetables (including making his own 

compost) fishing and diving.  He has four successful adult children.



EDUCATION
LLB with Hons, Auckland University

 

graeme@foyhalse.co.nz
 

NELSON WU

Counsel

Nelson was admitted in 2000 as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. After a few years in tax with a global accounting practice and in corporate commercial law with Auckland CBD law firms the temptation of overseas experience beckoned. Based in Guernsey, UK, as a corporate and funds associate lawyer with a global offshore law firm for several years he dealt with high value cross jurisdictional transactions involving corporate and commercial matters, and private equity property funds through limited partnerships, companies and trusts. Nelson enjoys assisting clients with sound and practical advice. He advises on business and corporate matters, commercial and residential property, intellectual property, immigration, not for profit organisations, private clients, trust, wills, tax and estate planning.

EDUCATION

Admitted in 2000 at Auckland, New ZealandLLB, BCom, BHB, Dip RehadStud

nelson@foyhalse.co.nz

JANE BOYCE

Senior Associate

Jane Boyce is a specialist Auckland property lawyer who manages all types of residential and commercial property transactions. Her practice has a particular emphasis on commercial leasing, unit title development, proportional ownership, complex subdivisions and the banking securities required for such developments.

 

Jane also provides advice on all aspects of commercial property including the negotiation and drafting of business acquisitions and disposals, company and shareholder issues and joint ventures.

 

She also has experience in trusts, estate planning and relationship property.



EDUCATION
LLB with Hons, Auckland University

 

jane@foyhalse.co.nz



 

Vickie Blancke
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Heather Almao
HEATHER ALMAO

Legal Accountant/

Office manager

heather@foyhalse.co.nz

Victoria McNiece
VICTORIA McNIECE

Solicitor

victoria@foyhalse.co.nz

Ceikidh Johnston
CEILIDH JOHNSTON

Law Clerk

ceilidh@foyhalse.co.nz

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Christy Selemidis
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NINA AGTERBERG

Senior Registered Legal Executive,

Mobile Legals

nina@mobilelegals.com