Geoff is a member of Pitt & Moore’s commercial team and the newest addition to Pitt & Moore’s partnership. Prior to joining Pitt & Moore Geoff spent three years in London at a leading international law firm and, before that, at Chapman Tripp in Wellington.
He has particular expertise in business, asset and property sales (including farming), commercial leasing, joint ventures, syndications and shareholder agreements, franchising agreements, company formations and governance, corporate restructurings, regulatory and competition law advice, the drafting of other complex contractual arrangements and also more general corporate/commercial advice.
Geoff prides himself on his ability to provide accurate, practical, cost effective and timely service to all of his clients, whether they be large corporates, charities or individuals. He strongly believes that the age of the “stuffy lawyer”, sending letters of advice by post or drafting contracts with words like “hereinafter”, has passed. He aims to work with all his clients in the same way as they would deal with any other business partner. Once a client feels free to ask the silly question, to sign off an email with “cheers” instead of “regards” or to ask you to pop by their house on the way home to sign a few document – that is when he believes the relationship is working as it should be.
Geoff has two very small children and in his spare time (which he no longer really has as a result of his young family) enjoys fishing and hunting (or, more precisely, walking around in the bush with a rifle and occasionally scaring a deer).
Favourite tip about the regionThe Abel Tasman is picturesque – but it is pretty hard to catch yourself a fish for dinner over there. Croiselles Harbour is the perfect boating location and only an hour or so from Nelson – good anchorages, plentiful snapper, blue cod and scallops, beautiful toddler-friendly beaches and hunting on D'Urville Island not too far away.