rural law specialist

From the boardroom to the paddock fence, Mark Copeland Lawyers provides specialist rural legal services to farmers across the country

Farming is the backbone of the New Zealand economy. The rural sector has specific legal needs and Mark Copeland Lawyers are rural specialists. We have been helping farmers with all aspects of rural law for many years.

We can help you with all aspects of rural law:

  • Farm transactions
  • Rural leasing and grazing agreements
  • Share milking arrangements and disputes
  • Succession planning
  • Resource Management Act applications, compliance and prosecution issues

See a full list of our legal services here.

Rural Law Highlights

Large scale dairy farm purchase
MJC Legal worked closely with the purchaser through to a successful settlement. This included conducting all legal due diligence, preparing the structural ownership arrangements, liaising with the unique North Otago Irrigation Scheme Provider, reviewing on-farm management practices under the relevant Regional Plans and dealing with the taxation implications arising from the purchase.

Sharemilker dispute
Advising an Eastern Bay of Plenty Maori Trust dairy farm owner on a significant breach of contract claim filed by its Sharemilker, and progressing the same through the various resolution channels.

Large rural debt recovery
MJC Legal helped a significant listed rural services corporate in the recovery of a large debt owed by a dry-stock farmer who had defaulted on his loan obligations. A negotiated settlement was agreed immediately prior to (and avoiding) the bankruptcy of the farmer whereby the client recovered an acceptable portion of its outstanding debt.

See a full list of our legal services here.

For rural lawyers contact Mark Copeland Lawyers today  on 07 345 9050 or email us