Director / Solicitor
Mobile: 021 777 443
Commercial Law & Contracts, Civil Disputes, Relationship Property, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Business Expansion & Restructuring, Local Body & Regulatory Prosecutions, Joint Venture & Shareholder Agreements.
Customs prosecutions, complex and high value commercial contracts, franchising terms of trade, building contracts and disputes, business expansions and restructuring, civil litigation and injunctive relief, complex commercial disputes, ACC reviews, shareholder and director disputes.
Rick is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer and a skilled commercial litigator who has a strong and abiding interest in regional economic development. He has over 35 years’ experience conducting litigation in the New Zealand courts where he has appeared on many and diverse matters.
Rick regularly works with enterprises across an extremely wide range of industries, including forestry, farming, aquaculture, construction, manufacturing, exporting, importing, retail chains and service providers. He is regularly involved in negotiating and drawing commercial contracts for those entities and has a thorough understanding of the business of his clients. Rick also has direct GM & CEO experience through various contracting roles and exposure to local government decision making and public policy determination.
Rick provides specialist advice on all aspects of business expansion and restructuring, commercial (including trans-Tasman and North American) transactions and has significant negotiation, dispute resolution and insolvency practice experience.
Rick says “We need to remember that the law and its systems are the means by which our clients achieve their goals and not the ends. They are tools to be applied, with integrity, to assist our clients in their endeavours”.