Clare North

Clare North

Position: Partner
DDI: +64 3 545 6708

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Liverpool (UK) (2007)
  • Member of Property Law Section, NZ Law Society
  • Institute of Directors, Nelson
  • Member of The Law Association (formerly Auckland District Law Society)

Clare has extensive experience in property development, leasing, residential, rural and commercial transactions and due diligence investigations. In addition, Clare provides succession and trust advice to families, individuals and businesses.

Clare’s expertise covers property development, commercial leasing, business, rural and residential property sales and purchases, due diligence advice, business acquisitions, financing and securities.

Clare also works with Pitt & Moore’s significant number of private clients and provides advice to families, individuals and businesses in structuring their personal and business affairs. 

Commercial Property, Development & Leasing

Clare works with some of the region’s most significant property owners and developers. Clare provides assistance with property sales and purchases, due diligence enquiries, property development and subdivisions. Clare also has unit title development experience and provides governance advice to body corporates.

A detail person, Clare provides thorough, timely and pragmatic advice to land owners, developers and investors.

A core part of Clare’s commercial practice comprises leasing. Clare has experience in all aspects of commercial leasing including the negotiation, preparation and interpretation of retail, rural, industrial and land only leases.

In addition to Clare’s leasing practice, Clare works regularly with a number of the region’s businesses and individuals and provides assistance with sales and purchases, financing, due diligence enquiries, franchising, commercial contracts and intellectual property.

Intellectual Property

As part of Clare’s commercial practice, Clare is able to provide assistance with Trade Mark applications, licencing arrangements and confidentiality agreements.

Trusts and Inheritance Planning

Pitt & Moore’s commercial and private client’s value Clare’s knowledge and experience of inheritance planning and trust law. Clare has a particular interest in trust law and with an estimated 300,000 – 500,000 in New Zealand, trusts are a common feature of property and commercial transactions.

Clare provides advice in respect of complex structuring arrangements, the establishment and disestablishment of trusts and trust administration.

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