He toka tū moana he ākinga nā ngā tai. Steadfast as the rock that scorns the lashings of the tide. This is the whakatauki (proverb) that comes to mind when reflecting on the solid support that Steven Moe and his team provided us at RIVER Aotearoa Charitable Trust during our formation. Founding our not-for-profit entity that encompasses work from Turtle Island (Canada, USA) to Aotearoa was complicated and inter-twining. Steven Moe and his team at Parry Field Lawyers were knowledgeable and patient way-finders as we navigated our unique circumstances to land with a safe, sound organisational structure. With Steven’s guidance we have now received our charitable status and can begin our work in revitalising Indigenous values to care for Papatūānuku. We are very grateful for all of Steven’s effort and dedication to our mahi and we look forward to working with him as we grow. Ngā mihi aroha ki a koe mō tō manaakitanga, e Steven
Jodi Gustafason & Erin Carr – RIVER Aotearoa Charitable Trust
“Parry Field Lawyers provided a fantastic service when I sold my business. As a complete newbie to the process, they explained things clearly, without jargon, and were super responsive to all my questions. Their pricing is very fair and I’m delighted with the entire process Parry Field Lawyers undertook. I can’t recommend them enough and look forward to working with them again.”
“Deacon Trust has just received notification of its success in registering as a charitable trust. This has been a clear and straight-forward process for us with fantastic help from Steven Moe who has guided us every step of the way. Without Steven chasing us along and providing answers (which is often unusual for a lawyer!) things would likely have bogged down much earlier in the process. Well done!”
I would highly recommend Steven Moe and his team at Parry Field Lawyers to anyone looking to establish a new not-for-profit or charitable organisation – Steven’s experience and knowledge of structures and registration processes was very helpful and his advice certainly helped to streamline the process and avoid the common pitfalls that can lead to frustrating delays. We feel confident we have good foundations to now start building our organisation, planning and executing our projects for social good, and delivering on our charitable purpose outcomes.
CORE Enterprise Group
“It’s been great working with Steven – I admire his active contributions to the non-profit sector and I’ve really appreciated his sound advice and his thoughtful, responsive approach.”
Kate Frykberg – Philanthropy and Community Advisor