Helping to make
sense of a legal
A different way.
This is me
I’m a Kiwi lawyer turned US attorney, licensed to practice in both countries.
I’ve got 35 years post-admission experience in the law with 24 years as a partner in New Zealand and 5 years sole practice in California.
Business Strategy Mediation
Dispute Resolution Immigration
I advise companies
on diverse strategies
I’m an experienced attorney in the area of employment law, commercial litigation, business strategy, immigration, contract enforcement and dispute resolution including working as a professional mediator and arbitrator.
I believe that diversity makes for a better solution.
Around the world the same problems arise for every business - but each location has its own, often unique, way of dealing with them. I bring an important international context and perspective to every issue.
Worked on a $1.5 billion class action lawsuit involving a San Francisco-based oil company and a potential class comprising over 12,000 foreign claimants.
Successfully restrained a Chief Operating Officer from competing against his former employer in a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit.
Obtained a Court Order requiring a US Pension Fund to release payment of a significant benefit entitlement to a Kiwi spouse in challenging circumstances.
Assisted a major Kiwi food and beverage company in establishing and re-documenting compliance-proof employment agreements, offer letters and employee handbook for its existing and future US-based staff.
Helped a New Zealand meat company implement a major organizational restructure designed to increase turnover and brand exposure in California.