Our business team provides reliable, shrewd, accurate advice for clients making important business decisions in the modern world.


I have been extremely impressed in all of my dealings with Cavell Leitch. The business team are true specialists in their field and display a blend of expertise, outstanding service and personal warmth that is rare in most lawyers. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Some of our recent projects have included:

Advising around the creation of an on-line casino.

Franchising a nationwide food retail business.

Providing framework and lending advice around restructuring a multi-million dollar family investment portfolio.

Providing IP and ideal structure advice around a new retail business.

Advising on and implementing a $35M office building loan

Advising a bank on establishing a $10M car rental business facility

Mortgagee sales of a $4M Central Otago farm and $25M South Island commercial property portfolio

Creating security over multimillion dollar pleasure boat and then (sadly) enforcing sale for receiver

PPSR security over significant livestock including racehorses for bank client

Resolving a difficult minority shareholder situation that had completely hamstrung the business operations.

Joint Venture between two of Canterbury's largest building companies produce factory-built homes in big numbers.

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Business Team


Senior Associates


Senior Solicitors

Legal Assistant

Legal Secretaries

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