Private Wealth

Our specialist Private Wealth team provides bespoke advice to preserve, build and maintain wealth and establish trusts. They also offer prudent guidance on matters, such as individual asset planning, trust and tax matters. We regularly assist trustees, individuals, migrant entrepreneurs and returning New Zealand expatriates.

Our clients operate in an increasingly complex environment. Regulation and reporting obligations continue to rise, investment opportunities are widening, all with a backdrop of significant social change around the world.

We appreciate the responsibility of leading a business in a fast-paced and ever-changing world. Individuals and families are needing to structure their affairs using a corporate approach. We have a deep understanding of private capital and international holding vehicles – and we shift seamlessly from advising on the most personal of matters to the most complex corporate transactions.

We pride ourselves on navigating this complexity on behalf of our clients. We have the ability and expertise to meet the legal needs of the most sophisticated of clients: from family governance to divorce, tax planning to trust disputes, immigration to property acquisition, corporate structures to reputation management.

Clients are often faced with complex scenarios regarding inheritance, estate and asset management, immigration needs, tax residency issues or relationship and community property agreements. To provide solutions, we draw upon our market-leading practice areas for expert guidance, such as property and real estate, tax, insurance, corporate and commercial, immigration and dispute resolution.

As a top tier, globally connected and full-service law firm, we have the utmost understanding of how to manage your private wealth. We work with trusted advisers in other jurisdictions to meet your specific needs, often working together with our client’s offshore family offices, lawyers and accountants. This connection allows us to help our clients navigate complex cross-border interests, ensuring our advice is co-ordinated, pragmatic and responsive.

Our team are experts in their field, engaged with evolving market developments that can potentially impact your interests.

At MinterEllisonRuddWatts, we are committed to delivering expert advice with excellent client service.

How we help

  • Succession planning
  • Trusts and wills
  • Estate administration
  • Tax residency
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Personal asset planning
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Relationship property
  • Immigration to New Zealand
  • Property

"The quality of their advice and their responsiveness are fantastic, and the value of the knowledge we have gained from them can't be quantified."

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2021

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