Dan Baker

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Dan Baker


Office: Whangarei

Dan helps clients with a variety of business and property matters.

With 20 years’ experience, across a wide range of commercial and corporate and property matters, both in NZ and internationally, Dan brings a broad perspective and depth of knowledge to clients and aims to deliver practical and commercial solutions.

He advises on:


  • Buying and selling businesses (assets and shares)
  • Leases
  • Shareholder/Joint venture agreements
  • Finance transactions
  • Company law and governance, including insolvency and directors duties
  • Commercial law advice
  • Commercial contract drafting and advice
  • Terms of trade


  • Buying and selling property (residential, commercial and rural)
  • Developing property
  • Commercial leasing for landlords
  • Landlords on disputes with tenants
  • Overseas residents on the Overseas Investment Act and their options for purchasing property in NZ.
  • the Crown Minerals Act
  • Local Government law relating to property.


Dan and his family live on a farm near Parua Bay, farming breeding cows and sheep. With four children, Dan’s life outside the office is filled with their sports and activities, farming, beach time and surfing.


  • The purchase of a Northland coastal trophy farm, and related subdivision advice for the overseas purchaser.
  • Advising a Northland family on the purchase of land and development of an adventure park business.
  • Advising a land developer in dispute with council over development contributions.
  • Advising a New Zealand business owner on an investment into an Australian business and financing and sale options.
  • Advising on the lease and sale of boutique abattoir business to a purchaser intending pharmaceutical product extraction, with terms including secured vendor financing and profit share provisions.


MA (Hons), LLB, University of Waikato



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