Our Services

Auckland legal services

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From our offices in Albany and St Heliers, the Gellert Ivanson legal team specialises in commercial, property and family law. We can help you manage the challenges life throws at you personally and mitigate risks for your business and property with a practical, friendly approach and at a reasonable price. 

Property law

We have extensive experience in all areas of property and real estate law and take pride in providing practical and cost-effective advice in a workable manner. We have acted for a range of clients from corporate entities requiring advice and assistance on complex transactions and subdivisions through to private clients needing conveyancing services for property sales and purchases.

We advise on:
  • Negotiation and documentation of property sale and purchase agreements
  • Leasing
  • Subdivisions
  • Resource consents
  • Property financing
  • Building and construction
  • Conveyancing
  • Dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration.

Whether you’re purchasing your first home or selling a commercial property, as an experienced Auckland property lawyer, we can assist on all residential and commercial property transactions. 

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Trusts, Estates and Wills


A will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. However, the personal and emotional demands associated with organising a will prevents many people from actually doing it. Our extensive experience with wills, trusts and estates will help to make the process of writing your will more manageable, and a lot less stressful.

Powers of Attorney

Setting up power of attorney (EPA) ensures your legal matters will be attended to if you are rendered unable to make decisions. This simple precaution enables a person of your choice to step in and protect your assets – and make choices relating to your personal care – without the costly delay of obtaining a court order.


The use of private trusts is growing, and with good reason. Tailor-made trusts provide tangible benefits and security for your family or beneficiaries. Although individual trusts can be complex, the basic structure is simple: you decide which assets you wish to transfer to the trust, then gift the value of those assets.

We also offer an independent professional attorneyship and trusteeship for clients. Recognising the need for an independent trustee to ensure the correct administration of trusts from one generation to the next, we operate a trust administration programme with Gellert Ivanson Trustee Limited fulfilling the trustee role.

We advise on:
  • Estate planning
  • Asset protection
  • Preparation of wills and enduring powers of attorney
  • Family trust formation and administration
  • Retirement planning
  • Charitable trust and incorporated society formation.

If you’re looking for lawyers in Auckland who can provide sound advice on wills, trusts and estates, call 09 575 2330. We can also advise on challenging the terms of a will and assisting executors and other beneficiaries in responding to a claim.

Commercial law

We provide specialist advice in corporate and commercial law to a wide range of small, medium, large and multinational businesses across New Zealand on a variety of matters. Knowledgeable and detail oriented, we work diligently to guide clients through virtually every challenge, from day-to-day operational decisions to some of the more complex aspects of business law.

We advise on:
  • Company law, including company incorporation, constitutions and shareholders’ agreements, corporate governance and share sales and purchases
  • Business sales and purchases
  • Partnerships, limited liability partnerships and joint ventures
  • Contract drafting
  • Commercial negotiations
  • Intellectual property, including copyright and trademarks
  • Securities
  • Dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration
  • Terms of trade
  • Franchising and licensing
  • Information technology
  • Personal property securities

To ensure we provide practical, high-quality legal advice, we work closely with our clients to develop a full understanding of their businesses. As business grows, we can be there to assist with each new opportunity.

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Relationship property

We can help couples, parents, siblings or friends make their own private relationship property agreements to determine the status and division of property, preventing potentially costly and time-consuming problems further down the track.

We advise on:
  • Separation agreements
  • Relationship property contracting out agreements
  • Division of relationship property
  • Property sharing agreements

Separation can be the most difficult and stressful experience of people’s lives. Dividing relationship property is an added complication. We can navigate these issues with you in a sensitive and thoughtful manner.

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Employment law

We provide employment advice to both businesses and employees. As Auckland employment lawyers with years of proven results, we can help with redundancy, dismissal, disputes and contracts. We can also develop all the documentation needed to help employment relationships run smoothly.

We advise on:
  • Drafting of employment agreements
  • Health and safety
  • Holiday entitlements
  • Issues arising from the sale and purchase of businesses and business restructuring
  • Redundancy
  • Serious misconduct and performance issues
  • Privacy

Finding effective solutions to employment issues means always considering the commercial, interpersonal, and reputational issues involved, so call 09 575 2330 for a considered, tailored solution.

Gellert Ivanson has lawyers based in St Heliers and Albany. We provide high quality Auckland legal services and help other clients right across New Zealand. Call 09 575 2330 for expertise in commercial, property, employment, and family law.



Mailing Address

PO Box 25 239
St Heliers 1740

St Heliers

1st Floor
16-20 St Heliers Bay Road
St Heliers 1740


By appointment only
Unit 7, 39 Apollo Drive
Rosedale 0623

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