Senior Associate

John Dunlop

John's principal area of practice is commercial and residential property.

John works for a diverse range of clients that require accurate and commercially driven advice and service.

John advises on all aspects of property law, including:

  • Acquisition and disposal of commercial residential and rural property;
  • Financing and securities – principally acting for borrowers;
  • Commercial lease negotiation including build and lease arrangements;
  • Advising on commercial leases generally, including disputes;
  • Subdivision including Unit Titles;
  • Preparation and advising generally on easement and land covenants, including disputes;
  • Negotiation and completion of sale under the Public Works Act;
  • Crown Forestry Licences and Forestry Leases;
  • Negotiation and preparation of settlement deeds in property disputes, including deeds of family arrangement; and
  • Incidental trust advice to Trustees
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Examples of work completed by John include:

  • Commercial leasing and development work for large retailer.
  • Commercial property acquisitions, disposition and leasing for high net worth individuals, trusts and companies, including Japanese and German companies.
  • Forestry Licences, Leases and general property advice for Juken NZ, a subsidiary of Wood One Ltd, which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • Extensive residential apartment acquisitions and dispositions for an overseas company.
  • Extensive negotiation and completion of a property sale to Auckland Airport.
  • Ongoing residential acquisitions, developments/subdivisions and dispositions for a development company.
  • Advising a Maori Trust on a property dispute involving Maori land.