Careers: Senior Solicitor – Commercial

Senior Solicitor – Commercial

Led by a dynamic Partner and supported by a close-knit team of lawyers, you would be working across a broad range of complex matters. These practice areas include business advice, business sales and purchases, contracts, and commercial and company law.

Come and work with our Commercial team and join a passionate and expert firm servicing New Zealand since 1864. In this role, you would join a wider team where everyone is respected for the role they play in making the firm the success it is.

Join us in contributing to our firm’s mission of providing outstanding legal services and making a positive impact on the lives of our clients, while also growing as a legal professional alongside a trusted and credible firm.

You will:

Benefits and what to expect in your opportunity with Pitt & Moore:

  • A free central city carpark.
  • A wellbeing package that includes fortnightly massages, a wellness budget and access to support networks.  
  • One ‘free’ day a year. 
  • Team celebrations and recognition. 
  • Ongoing education funding. 
  • Legal services contribution. 
  • Discounted insurance and banking packages. 
  • Opportunities for exposure to a wide range of varied and interesting matters. 
  • Access to modern technology and excellent support staff. 
  • A thriving practice with a national client reach. 
  • Excellent job satisfaction. 
  • Belonging to a great team – a team that goes to great lengths to make sure you are included and welcomed across the firm. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and support on commercial matters, including drafting and reviewing contracts, negotiating deals, and advising on business transactions.
  • Conduct legal research to provide guidance on relevant laws and regulations.
  • Participate in the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements.
  • Manage legal risks associated with business operations, including the development of legal
    strategies to minimize potential risks.
  • Provide support and guidance to internal stakeholders on legal matters.
  • Participate in cross-functional projects and initiatives as required.

Successful applicants will:

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Actively contribute to a positive and supportive work environment.
  • Uphold the highest ethical standards in all interactions with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders, adhering to the firm’s code of conduct and professional regulations.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in law and be admitted to practice Law in New Zealand.
  • At least four years experience as a commercial lawyer.
  • Exhibit strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Above all, in this role, you get to contribute to our firm’s mission of providing outstanding legal services and making a positive impact on the lives of our clients.

We are where we are today, after over 160 years, thanks to our amazing people.

Have you got what it takes to be one of them?

Or call 03 5456706 to talk to Alister, our General Manager, to find out more.

Pitt & Moore is a great place to work right in the heart of Nelson City.

Nelson is well known for its short commutes, outdoor life, great food, wine and beaches. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a warm, inclusive and forward-thinking firm whilst enjoying all that the location has to offer. 

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