Anissa Bain

Anissa Bain

Position: Partner
DDI: +64 3 545 7894

  • Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics), University of Victoria (1995)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Victoria (1995)
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
  • Member of the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of The Law Association (formerly Auckland District Law Society)

In practice for over 20 years, Anissa has an extensive background in all property, commercial and private client matters. She is smart, direct and effective.

Anissa has been a partner at Pitt & Moore since 2009 having previously practised in both Wellington and Auckland. 

Anissa has a client base that reflects the region’s diversity – acting for those in the wine, dairy, forestry, horticulture and agricultural industries as well as for a range of large infrastructure organisations. Anissa also advises a number of property developers who undertake a range of subdivisions of varying complexity. 

Anissa is passionate about solving her clients’ problems. She uses her detailed understanding of the law and her understanding of clients’ situations to get them where they want to be, using the most stress-free, efficient path possible.

Anissa advises clients on a range of property, corporate and commercial, trust (both discretionary and charitable) and inheritance planning issues. 

Commercial Property, Development & Leasing

Anissa is known for her practical strategic advice and cool head in high stakes. Her advice is sought after in relation to matters ranging from acquisition and disposal of commercial buildings, to complex lease.

She has played pivotal roles in significant projects throughout the Top of the South and beyond.

Her legal knowledge and commercial approach inspire the ultimate trust in her solutions and advice.

Buying, Selling or Starting a Business

Anissa has extensive experience in the sale and purchase of all manner of businesses.

She takes time to listen to her clients’ needs, understand their goals and objectives, and provide practical, commercially driven advice.

Anissa assists her clients to realise opportunity.

Residential Property (Buying and Selling a House)

Anissa is well versed in all aspects of property transactions including subdivisions.

Her track record includes assisting clients with both large and small developments.

Business Structuring, Advice and Commercial Contracts

Anissa knows what matters to her clients. She has a unique understanding of business as well as strong industry knowledge, particularly in the key Top of the South industries.

She regularly assists clients with all aspects of financing for a myriad of organisations as well as with shareholder agreements and company restructurings.

Trusts and Inheritance Planning

Anissa practice in this field has a particular emphasis on inheritance planning for farming families.


Anissa assist clients with acquisition and disposal of forest land, Crown Forestry Licences, Forestry Right Agreements and Emissions Trading Scheme issues.

Overseas Investment

Anissa practice in this field has a particular focus on providing advice to the Forestry Agriculture and Horticulture sectors.

Agribusiness and Rural

Anissa assists clients with a wide range of matters including financing and re-financing, inheritance planning, asset protection as well as acquisition and disposal of horticulture and farming businesses.

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