From small businesses to large corporates, Mark Copeland Lawyers is dedicated to providing high quality business legal services
Mark Copeland Lawyers can undertake all your commercial legal needs. We take the time listen to our clients and develop an in-depth understanding of each unique project. We work alongside our clients to reach their desired result.
Our clients range from small businesses and start-up companies to large national and international companies in a range of sectors including forestry, medical, geothermal, farming, engineering and Maori trusts.
Our services include:
- Business sales and purchases
- Lease negotiations and agreements
- Contracts and risk mitigation
- Banking, financing and securities
- Employment agreements
- Business structuring and investment
- Businesses in distress, restructuring and debt recovery
- Business insolvency
- Intellectual property including licensing, patents, trademarks, copyright etc.
Sector specific services include:
- Energy (electricity, gas, geothermal) contracts
- ICT/Technology contracts
- Forestry leases, rights and management contracts
- Shareholder agreements
- Iwi commercial development.
Commercial Law Highlights
$1.5m civil claim against financial advisor
The client sued a financial advisor claiming that he had provided negligent advice on significant investments and breached various professional duties owed to the client. A negotiated settlement was ultimately reached at a high-level mediation which was an excellent outcome for the client.
MJC Legal acted on the corporate restructure of New Zealand’s largest (by patient numbers) medical general practice business. This involved reorganising the practice’s GP ownership and control arrangements, voting and governance structures and methods of contracting, including to the main regional primary health services agency.
Local business purchase
MJC Legal assisted the purchaser of a local successful café business. This involved finding solutions to various complex practical and legal issues, including historical lease issues involving the relevant premises and car park.
Office block refinance
MJC Legal acted in an extremely complex tower block refinancing in Wellington. This involved several separate mortgagor parties, including three trading banks holding securities over a multi-story office block development.
International business purchase
Advising a leading Australian supplier of hydraulics equipment and services on expanding its business into New Zealand, then acting on its purchase of a leading NZ hydraulics services operation, including dealing with complex business naming rights and all employment issues arising from the business purchase.
For commercial lawyers contact us today on 07 345 9050 or email us to help you with all your commercial law needs.