Property & Commercial Law

  • Residential & Commercial Purchases
  • Residential & Commercial Sales
  • Business Sales & Purchases
  • Leasing
  • Banking & Finance
  • Agri-Business & Rural Law

"Buy land. They’re not making it any more" - Mark Twain

For most of us, buying or selling our home is the single most significant legal transaction we will ever enter into. It can also be one of life's most stressful times! At McMillan&Co. our aim is to make it as straightforward and trouble-free as it can be for you. Simon, Neville, and Chris will sweat the small stuff with the agent to make sure that your contract says what it needs to, they’ll sort the paperwork with the bank, and they’ll handle those unpleasant surprises on settlement day (they took the washing line and the built in wardrobes….?!) so that the sale or purchase of your dream home doesn’t turn into a nightmare.

Our farming clients have the comfort of knowing that half of our legal team have taken a turn on the tractor at some point in our lives, so your trip to town isn’t going to be wasted explaining that a herringbone shed isn’t one where the cows wear twill covers in cold weather. We can get straight down to business, so that you can get straight back to the farm. While we are experienced in all aspects of agri-law, we especially enjoy working with clients to create inter-generational arrangements to protect their farm for their family, and with those who are diversifying their farming operations and need strategic input to create the appropriate structures.

For our business clients, Simon has a Masters degree in commercial law as well as 3 decades of legal experience in helping commercial clients in Auckland and Dunedin achieve their business goals.  Simon is well regarded by clients as an excellent strategic thinker skilled at understanding different businesses, helping commercial clients plan for business growth and development, and explaining the legal requirements of business transactions. He’ll help you understand as much of the legal process as you want to, or as little as you need to, then he’ll get on with crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s, leaving you free to get on with running your business.