For all your legal needs
HDA Lawyers is a boutique law practice located on the fringe of the Auckland CBD. The firm is committed to an approachable and responsive relationship with its clients and to providing them with practical and cost effective legal services.
Real Estate Transactions
The Purchase of a home is usually the most significant financial investment ever made by our clients, and requires timely legal advice to minimize potential risks. Commercial property transactions similarly require timely and specific legal advice to ensure that the best outcome is achieved for our clients.
We can review sale/purchase proposals and sale and purchase contracts at short notice prior to our clients signing, to identify issues which require more investigation and to suggest amendments to protect our clients’ positions. We assist clients in negotiating the terms of purchase/sale agreements. We check the certificates of title and review and advise on instruments registered against the title.
It has become increasingly important for clients to be reassured that the property which they are considering purchasing is in full compliance with the Building Act requirements for building permits/consents and does not leak. HDA Lawyers can obtain and review council records for the property and can assist with getting and assessing building inspection reports.
We can help in identifying sources of finance and advising on loan terms. We are experienced at advising on and negotiating solutions to issues or disputes which arise in the course of property transactions. We have excellent connections with all banks for the purpose of implementing smooth settlement of transactions.
Building a new home from scratch can be a stressful process. We can reduce that stress by ensuring that the building contract contains appropriate terms to protect the homeowner’s interests.
HDA Lawyers can provide initial advice, and assist with negotiating, preparing and checking a wide range of commercial contracts including (by way of example):
Agreements for sale or purchase of business assets;
Agreements for sale or purchase of company shares and with shareholder agreements;
Commercial security and loan documentation;
Agency and representation agreements;
Confidentiality agreements and restraints of trade;
Terms and conditions of supply;
Intellectual property and licence agreements;
And many more – please contact us if you require advice on a particular situation.
We can identify issues which need to be addressed and represent our clients on negotiation of contract terms which safeguard their interests.
Whether establishing a new business, amalgamating with an existing business or entering into a joint venture, selecting the correct corporate structure and establishing the terms of the relationship are an essential part of the foundations for success.
HDA Lawyers has extensive background in advising on corporate structures and joint ventures; we can provide clients with check lists of the issues to be considered, drafts of shareholder agreements or joint venture contracts and assist clients in negotiating effective and suitable commercial terms. Similarly, we are experienced in advising clients on their rights and obligations as directors/shareholders and assist in negotiating practical solutions to co-owner disputes.