Brandon Cullen

Partner

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Location
Albany Office
Expertise
Personal Matters
Trusts
Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney
Property
Commercial Property
Residential Property
Body Corporates
Banking and Finance
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About

I have a large and diverse client base with property interests (both residential and commercial) in New Zealand. Property is my specialty (and passion), although by necessity I also have significant experience and expertise in Trust Law and succession planning.

My clients tell me I am approachable, practical and (importantly) easy to understand. I’m definitely NOT an academic lawyer. My clients receive top quality advice and service, at a reasonable cost. My standard practice involves:

  • letting you know how long something will take;
  • telling you up front how much your work is going to cost (if at all possible) and whether it’s worth going ahead with, or (in a property context) what needs to be done by when to ensure deadlines are met;
  • ringing or emailing you to clarify issues and keeping you updated as to progress at all times.

My working style is friendly, relaxed and transparent. I give people answers quickly, I do what I say I'm going to do, and I charge my clients what I tell them I'm going to charge them.

One of my key strengths is my ability to build strong working relationships. My (still growing) client base has been built on honesty, integrity and trust over the last 20+ years. I enjoy the diversity of my work, and the level of contact I have with my clients. It's satisfying to know I've played a part in helping them achieve their goals.

Qualifications

BCom/LLB, University of Auckland 1998

Admitted to the Bar, 1999

EXAMPLES OF TRANSACTIONS

Background

I have always been an ‘all-rounder’ and thoroughly enjoy working with different people from different walks of life. In New Zealand, property is so pivotal to financial success that I have found it a fascinating and rewarding area to invest in personally, and to assist others to create wealth and achieve their goals.

I joined McVeagh Fleming in 2002 after several years at a top tier firm in Auckland. I became a partner in 2010, aged 35.

Outside Interests

I am married with four young children. What spare time??!! I'm still playing premier grade tennis but every year it gets a little harder .... and the opposition keep getting younger!

Travel will always be a passion and we've been lucky enough to have had a couple of international family holidays. Next stop, South America ...

MEMBERSHIPS, PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND DIRECTORSHIPS

  • Chairman of the Tennis Charitable Trust (overseas and governs tennis from the Harbour Bridge to Cape Reinga)
  • Numerous professional trustee roles for private individuals and families

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