Charities/For Purpose Organisations

We have been assisting charitable clients throughout New Zealand and internationally for many decades.

One of our consultants, Ken Lord, has contributed to several of the leading textbooks on charities law in New Zealand.  One of our Partners, Steven Moe, is a regular contributor to Charity Law conferences and other events in Australasia.

We specialise in the representation of nonprofit, tax-exempt organisations, including charities, charitable trusts, private foundations social enterprises, social welfare organisations, public and private schools, (whether company-sponsored or family-endowed), tertiary institutions, churches and religious organisations as well as organisations that support this sector.

Check out some of our testimonials here.

Aotearoa Impact Sector Update Calls

We host calls for those involved in the impact sector. Recordings of them and relevant information is here.


We have some free downloadable templates available on our website – link here. Check back regularly as this list of templates will grow with time. We also have other templates available, such as trust deeds, constitutions, shareholder agreements, intellectual property, related documentation and others which require more customisation. Feel free to contact us to discuss what you are after.

We have experience in all aspects of charities and social enterprise law including:

  • Start Ups and Structuring
  • Setting up and administering charitable trusts
  • Incorporation and Registration on the Charities Register
  • Correcting procedural errors in administration of your trust
  • Trustee appointment processes
  • Trust resettlement and restructuring

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