John Kearns

John Kearns


John leads our commercial and property teams and is the managing partner of Shieff Angland.

In the commercial area his focus is on business structures and strategies, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, commercial contracts and compliance. He is also experienced in advising charitable and other not for profit organisations.

In the property area John focuses on the commercial, industrial and retail sectors. He advises on ownership structures, acquisitions and disposals, due diligence undertakings, funding, subdivision, leasing and construction.

John holds a number of external directorships. He is a member of various property industry groups and assumes a number of voluntary roles.


John has been the managing partner of Shieff Angland since 2007. In his role as managing partner John provides management leadership to the firm.

John and Rachel Holland work closely together to develop and implement the firm’s strategies and ensure that all the resources required to meet our clients’ needs are in place. They are also responsible for implementing appropriate technologies and systems within the firm.

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1982.

t +64 9 300 8752

m +64 27 478 9083



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