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Nick Wilson



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Nick Wilson

Nick is a partner in the firm's commercial property group. He specialises in commercial property, infrastructure, and local government law.

Nick has particular expertise in acquisitions and disposals, property due diligence, subdivision and development, utility arrangements, Overseas Investment Act applications, and Public Works Act acquisitions and compensation.

Nick regularly advises commercial clients on the acquisition, disposal, development and leasing of land; and local government and public entity clients on roading and infrastructure projects and other Public Works Act matters.

Nick joined the firm in 2010 after returning from overseas, where he spent two years working for a large international law firm in London. His work experience also includes several years spent at another large New Zealand law firm.

  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 Real Estate & Construction 2021 - Next Generation Lawyer

Examples of Work

  • Graymont - acquisition of land and Overseas Investment consent for expansion of quarry
  • Panuku Development Auckland - assisting with negotiation to relocate industrial and marina tenants and other property issues related to the 36th America’s Cup
  • Auckland Council / Auckland Transport / Watercare Services - advising on Public Works Act acquisition, disposal and compensation issues for various major projects
  • Landlord client - assisting with the acquisition, disposal and leasing of a significant property portfolio including industrial, retail, and residential property
  • Developer client - acquisition of land at Drury for large-scale housing development and assisting with the development, subdivision, and sale of lots
  • Industrial client - sale and leaseback of large industrial property in East Tamaki
  • Metlifecare - acquisition of land in Hobsonville for development of retirement village
  • Heritage Lifecare - acquisition from BUPA of 12 care homes and co-located retirement villages
  • Auckland Council - acquisition of land in Mahurangi for coastal Regional Park
  • Developer client - acquisition, subdivision, and sale of land in Warkworth
  • Tauranga City Council - assisting on the acquisition of easement rights to install wastewater infrastructure project
  • KordaMentha - disposal of vineyards and winery in Nelson
  • Tauranga City Council - advising on acquisitions for the Mangatawa Exchange and Eastern Link, including the acquisition of Maori freehold land

Other Credentials

  • Property Law Section, New Zealand Law Society - Member
  • Local Authority Property Association (LAPA) Conference - Presenter 2011-2019
  • Committee for Auckland - Future Auckland Leaders Programme 2014/2015 - Participant