Tom Williams | Pitt & Moore, Lawyers in Nelson

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Tom Williams

Position: Solicitor
DDI: +64 3 928 0108
  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science, Victoria University of Wellington (2012)


  • Member of the Auckland District Law Society

Tom has a diverse background spanning commercial, construction, primary sector and environmental issues. He is always available and ready to come up with a solution that works commercially for his clients.

Beginning his career in a government department, Tom subsequently worked on design and construction projects in North America. Returning to New Zealand in 2018, Tom joined Pitt & Moore’s Commercial Team. 

He brings an outgoing attitude to his work, focused on understanding what his clients want, and helping them achieve their goals. 

Tom is available to assist in all commercial matters, including commercial contracts, property, leasing and business sale and purchases. 

In addition to this, Tom also focusses on the areas below. 

Having worked for a global leader in the design and construction sector, Tom understands the complexity of construction. He has worked on projects of all sizes, including very large projects internationally.

Tom can provide practical support to clients of all sizes and specialties.

Having worked on the design and regulation of New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme, he is an expert in the opportunities and challenges it poses. Well versed in the Climate Change Response Act, Tom is able to navigate its complexities, including advising participants of their obligations.

Tom has experience in an array of sustainability initiatives, market mechanisms, and project offsetting/crediting.

Tom understands the forestry sector. From harvesting agreements to due diligence, he can help in all aspects.

He is also able to navigate the ETS registration and deregistration process for clients. With the increasing price of New Zealand Units (NZUs), otherwise known as carbon credits/emissions units, it is important that this cost is factored into commercial decision making.

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Tom has an in-depth understanding of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (AML Act). He can advise on the obligations the AML Act imposes, and offer pragmatic solutions for reporting entities.

He has also has experience with risk assessments and compliance programmes.