Melanie Sargent, Partner

Melanie Sargent, Partner

Contact Melanie:

DDI: +64 4 494 6271
Phone: +64 6 354 5856
Mobile: +64 27 446 1170
Email: melanie.sargent@izardweston.co.nz VCard: Melanie Sargent

Melanie Sargent, Partner

Melanie has more than 30 years experience in private practice and has developed her practice specialising in company, commercial and property development for private and corporate clients.

She has had considerable experience in the business, rural and equine sectors, and now regularly advises clients on company and commercial law matters including business and company acquisitions, financing and restructuring, joint ventures, franchising and business structuring.

She also has a large private client base and provides advice in relation to residential property and conveyancing transactions, succession planning, asset protection and family trusts, elder law including powers of attorney and retirement village options, and estate administration.

Melanie encourages direct contact with her clients and works promptly towards efficient outcomes for them.

Melanie is a member of the Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.

Areas of expertise:

Commercial and corporate law
Commercial and residential property
Farming law
Franchising and licensing
Trusts, wills and estates

Background:

L.L.B., Victoria University of Wellington, 1981
Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 1982

Melanie became a partner at Izard Weston in July 2012, having practised previously in the Manawatu as a partner with Wadham Goodman.