Dan Baker

 
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Dan Baker

Associate

Office: Whangarei, Dargaville

Dan helps clients with a wide range of business and property matters.

With 20 years’ experience, across a wide 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:

Business

  • 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

Property

  • 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.

ABOUT Dan

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.

RECENT EXPERIENCE

  • 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 a distressed investment into an Australian business and turn around financing 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

MA (Hons), LLB, University of Waikato

ADMITTED

1999

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