A Meritas member firm.
Martelli McKegg is a New Zealand law practice based at Auckland, the country’s business and financial centre. The partners in the firm have wide experience and expertise in most areas with the accent on commercial and corporate law.
The firm has grown from two practices, the first started by O.L. Martelli in 1921 and the other by N.P. McKegg in 1958. Outstanding lawyers from the practice have included the current President of the Court of Appeal and Queen’s Counsel.
The practice has modern purpose designed premises at the PwC Tower on the waterfront in downtown Auckland and utilizes modern and innovative technology.
The firm specializes in prompt personal service and the partners, solicitors and staff maintain an active and genuine interest in the activities and well-being of the firm’s clients. The firm takes pride in its reputation for efficiency and promptness. All work is carried on under a partner’s supervision and the commitment is such that the partners and staff strive to be available when required and outside normal working hours.
The firm is divided into four general areas of practice:
Commercial, Corporate and Taxation
The firm aims to understand the profile and style of its commercial clients and advice and recommendations are based on both a legal evaluation and the commercial issues. Services include:
- Company formation, reconstruction and stock exchange listing
- Mergers, takeovers and acquisitions
- Commercial agreements and negotiation
- Franchising, licensing and intellectual property
- Employment contracts and employment law
- Receiverships, liquidations and insolvencies
Litigation and Tribunals
The firm has experienced advocates, including four partners, in all courts and tribunals throughout New Zealand and specializes in commercial litigation. As well as commercial litigation and dispute resolution, the firm deals in employment disputes, insolvency and restructuring, construction defects, leaky building claims, trust and estate litigation, town planning and local government law, trade practices and unfair trading, administrative and licensing law, matrimonial property and family protection law.
Property and Conveyancing (Real Estate)
Martelli McKegg aims to provide a fast and efficient service with the aim to make transactions work.
Our property and conveyancing services include:
- Commercial and residential property
- Overseas Investment Office (OIO) applications
- Sales and purchases
- Property development
- Body corporate matters
- Building and construction.
Trusts, Wills and Estates
The firm offers wide experience in wills, estate planning, formulation and management of trusts, and administration of deceased estates. The areas of financial planning and trust and estate litigation are growth areas for the firm.
Martelli McKegg has developed a close association with the other Meritas firms in Australasia and together they have been responsible for significantly increasing the awareness of the Meritas brand in Australasia.