Charlene is an emerging leader in commercial law in New Zealand. Her clients range from large multi-national corporates to new start-up businesses entering the market for the first time.
Charlene advises business owners and managers on how to structure their businesses and how to resolve day-to-day issues affecting them. Her expertise includes business acquisitions and sales, drafting and providing advice on commercial contracts and terms of trade, advising on export arrangements, dealing with employment matters and protecting clients' brands.
Charlene also advises business owners with structuring their personal affairs. This involves taking steps to protect their personal assets by establishing family trusts and advising them on succession planning.
As Charlene provides legal advice on a broad range of commercial issues she is able to gain a complete picture of her clients' businesses. This helps her to identify any potential risks and opportunities for her clients.
"I endeavour to obtain simple and practical solutions for my clients. To do this I take the time to get to know my clients' circumstances and what they want to achieve. I believe that I am better equipped to tailor my advice to meet the needs of my clients if I have a wide understanding of how they operate."