Rob Lane

Position: Consultant
DDI: +64 3 545 6713

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Canterbury (1979)
  • Diploma in Accounting, Victoria University of Wellington (1981)
  • Member of the Nelson Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
  • Member of the Auckland District Law Society

Rob’s many years of experience in commercial practice and business advice, tax and property means he can assist his clients with future-proofing their personal, business and family affairs. He is intelligent, discreet and a pragmatic problem-solver.

Throughout his career, Rob has stood out for his ability to understand the commercial and practical aspects of his clients’ operations and tailor solutions that lead to favourable outcomes.

His experience means that he can assist people in a range of business or personal circumstances through the process of inheritance planning, protection of assets and wealth management.  He understands the importance of being able to support and secure the future for your family at different life stages.

Rob’s interests outside of his legal practice revolve around his family, his horses and sea fishing in Golden Bay. 

Inheritance Planning Estate Administration and Senior Law

Rob takes time to understand each client’s personal circumstances, goals and objectives. He brings a measured maturity to his legal advice and his years of experience allow him to empathise with the issues his clients face at different stages in their lives.

Rob is passionate about finding practical solutions for families and individuals. He uses his detailed understanding of the law and his understanding of clients’ situations to get them where they want to be, using the most stress-free, efficient path possible.

Rob has extensive experience in reviewing and providing advice on the administration of complex and sometimes very large multi-million dollar estates, including those with significant assets across a diverse range of business, investment and ownership structures.

Rob services are also sought after where estates are the subject of challenge including family protection and relationship property claims. His pragmatic and constructive approach to these situations is valued by his clients.


Rob has wide-ranging experience assisting clients with putting together tailored trusts to deliver desired goals to benefit families and/or individuals.

He regularly provides assistance with restructuring or winding up of trusts, as well as with complex trusts involving overseas beneficiaries. His legal knowledge and personable approach inspire the ultimate trust in his solutions and advice.

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