Our Work 2017-08-02T10:28:09+00:00

Our Work

At Nielsen Law, we take pride in the work we do for our clients and in our community. We make your goals, our goals, and we strive to make a difference in our wider community.

Community Involvement

At Nielsen Law, we encourage our team to take an active involvement in their community.

It is a source of great satisfaction that our people are important members of local community groups, involved in:

Serving on the boards or committees of local sporting bodies;
Providing coaching and umpiring for sports teams; and
Serving on school Boards of Trustees.

We deeply value the opportunity to give back to our community.

Waikato Community Hospice Trust

We are proud to have been the lawyers for the Waikato Community Hospice Trust since 2004, providing complimentary legal services and sponsorship throughout.  We have been involved in Hospice’s growth and development, including:

  • Acting in relation to the acquisition and establishment of the current Gallagher Family Hospice on Cobham Drive in Hamilton;
  • Establishing the Waikato Community Hospice Foundation;
  • Advising in relation to fundraising initiatives, including the Fight for Life 2014; and
  • Representing Hospice in disputed estate matters.

In addition, David Nielsen has served as a Board member for the past 13 years.

NZ Breakers

We truly have been the legal advisors to the NZ Breakers since before day one.

We were involved when the idea of a team in the Australian National Basketball League was only a dream of three Hamilton businessmen – Dallas Fisher, Michael Redman and Keith Ward – assisting in bringing the dream to reality.  Since then, we have been there with the Club providing legal services, as well as “riding the pine” as avid fans, from the first tipoff on 1 October 2003, through the tough times to the highs of three consecutive championships and beyond.

In addition to providing legal advice, we have sponsored development players at the Club, including, most recently, Josh Bloxham.

The Club’s values of One Team + Courage + Integrity = Champions are the same values we endeavour to bring to our work with all our clients.  It is a pleasure to be able to be more than just fans and to apply our skills to supporting an organisation we admire.

Basketball Development Trust

David Nielsen has been a trustee of the Basketball Development Trust since 2004.

The Trust was established in 2004 to provide young people with education regarding health and fitness through basketball.  Since its inception, we have been involved in providing pro bono legal services to the Trust to assist it in meeting its charitable objectives.

Hamilton Cricket Association

David Nielsen and Shaun Hoskin are both past Chairmen.

We have been providing legal advice and sponsorship to Hamilton Cricket since 2007.  We are proud to be involved in nurturing the game at the grassroots level.

Completed Projects

Property Transactions

  • Residential unit title development in Hamilton comprising of 107 residential units
    • projects costed at $30 million
  • Residential unit title development with proportional ownership in Queenstown comprising of 14 luxury villas
    • project costed at $50 million
  • Apartment complex in Coromandel comprising 40 residential apartments
    • project costed at $40 million
  • Residential fee simple subdivision in Taupo comprising 70 allotments
    • project costs at $20 million
  • Subdivision at Tamahere
  • Subdivision in Hamilton

Business/Commercial Transactions

  • Acquisition, development and leasing of commercial property for a major Hamilton developer
  • Sale of pharmacy business and associated buildings
  • Acquisition of natural health manufacturing businesses
  • Acquisition of shares in a marina company
  • Sale of shares in IT companies
  • Sale of commercial cleaning business
  • Acquisition and rationalisation of air conditioning companies and their businesses
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Promotion and Sponsorship Agreements
  • Contracts for a major sporting franchise
  • Structuring and governance advice
  • Sale and purchase of bars and restaurants
  • Acquisition of distribution business
  • Management contracts
  • Licence Agreements for national retailer
  • Assisting national retailer to establish a co-operative structure
  • Sale of Takeaway business
  • Structuring of major residential subdivision
  • Structuring for medical practice
  • Acquisition for plumbing supplies business
  • Acquisition of health retail business
  • Acquisition of international supply network
  • Subdivision in Tamahere – 8 lots
  • Subdivision in Tamahere – 4 lots
  • Subdivision in Papamoa – 10 lots
  • Subdivision issues concerning easements


  • Debt recovery
  • Reckless trading actions against directors
  • Voidable transactions
  • Pre-Insolvency structuring


  • Litigation arising from finance company failures
  • Non compliance issues with IRD
  • Resource consent hearings and appeals
  • Easement disputes
  • Family protection claims
  • Defamation
  • Employment disputes
  • Undertaking major leaky building litigation
  • Relationship property litigation, including those involving property owned by a Trust
  • Removal of Trustee litigation
  • Partnership disputes
  • Rural lease disputes

Security Act Compliance

  • Farm park scheme
  • Proportional ownership schemes
  • Residential development with common facilities
  • Disclosure statements


  • Leases for commercial property
  • Long term commercial leases for apartment complexes