Dong-on Lee


Auckland Office
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Areas of Expertise

Banking and Finance
Commercial Contracts
Commercial Property and Bodies Corporate
Company & Corporate Structuring
Mergers, Sales and Acquisitions
Residential Property – Buying & Selling
Resource Management and Subdivisions


Dong-on was admitted as a solicitor and barrister in 2005 and has been with McVeagh Fleming since 2007, practicing in all aspects of commercial law and property matters.


Main practice areas



Banking and Finance


Auckland Grammar School 1999

LLB, University of Auckland 2005

BCom (Economics and Finance), University of Auckland 2005


Examples of transactions

  • Providing legal guidance to a property development company on the process of acquiring and dividing 250 hectares of land in multiple stages, and assisting in the sale of the subdivided sections, including negotiations for land swaps, design and build agreements, leases, and water supply agreements.
  • Representing a Maori Trust in the sale and leasing of 630 hectares of dairy farms, and helping to establish a limited liability partnership to manage the operations of the farms.
  • Regularly offering legal advice to a variety of incorporated societies and charitable trusts.
  • Acting as legal counsel for a regional cake company, drafting master franchise agreements, and advising on individual franchise agreements with franchisees.
  • Representing the loan department of an insurance company, issuing loan instructions and documents.
  • Acting as legal counsel for a leading New Zealand bank, processing instructions received by the firm as a member of its business banking panel.

Outside interests

In his free time, Dong-on indulges in his love for traveling by planning out exciting itineraries. When he's not working, he can be found spending time with friends who have introduced him to various activities such as board games, trout fishing, and taking exams.

He is also a connoisseur of New Zealand wines and to balance out his indulgences, he has taken up running along Quay Street after work. There is talk around the office that he has set his sights on beating the senior partner of the firm in this year's Corporate Challenge, a feat he has yet to achieve in his decade-long tenure at McVeagh Fleming.