John Kearns

John Kearns


John has been the firm’s managing partner since 2007 and leads our commercial and property teams.

His commercial focus is on business structures and strategies, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, commercial contracts, and compliance. He is also experienced in advising charities and other not-for-profit organisations.

John’s property work covers the commercial, industrial, and retail sectors. He advises on ownership structures, acquisitions and disposals, due diligence undertakings, funding, subdivision, leasing, and construction.

John works closely with practice director Rachel Holland to develop and implement the firm’s strategies and ensure the teams have the resources they need to deliver the desired results for our clients. John and Rachel are also responsible for implementing appropriate technologies and systems.

John was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1982. He holds several external directorships, memberships in property industry groups, and voluntary roles.

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