Steve is a commercial lawyer who helps clients with a whole raft of issues from refinancing and buying and selling businesses, through to developing shareholder and joint venture agreements. Steve also has strong insolvency expertise having worked in the Official Assignee's Office and as a liquidator and receiver in a specialist accounting firm. He also acts as first port-of-call for many clients looking for advice in other legal areas, directing them to the right people within the firm, making sure that the matter is properly looked after so that his clients get the outcome that they are looking for.
Steve's clients tell him that he has a clear understanding of what they need to do in the corporate/commercial space. They also tell him that he is easygoing and that his even temper is helpful in negotiation situations.
Music is Steve's passion, in particular sixties psychedelic rock (Hendrix, Joplin, Airplane, the Doors) and late 90s alt-rock (as played by Channel Z). Steve also enjoys all sport - he is a self-confessed cricket tragic and still regularly plays touch rugby and indoor netball. His economics background means he has retained a keen interest in economic policy - good for animated discussions with friends and colleagues (preferably over a number of independent NZ beers).
BCom (Economics), University of Auckland 1998
LLB, University of Auckland 1998