Helmore Ayers is the third oldest law firm in Canterbury founded by Mr G N Helmore. We have a large practice based around asset ownership structuring, commercial law and property transactions, which includes consultancy work for legal and accounting firms, banks and trust companies both domestically and internationally. In recent years this business has grown and we have expanded our service by presenting national and international seminars on related topics for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand, the New Zealand Law Society and the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners.
Over the years we have become a Firm entrusted to undertake:
a) Asset Ownership Structures: including Trusts, Limited Partnerships, Companies at local and international level, and for private and charitable purposes.
b) Commercial conveyancing, Leasing, Acquisitions and Sub-divisions.
c) Conveyancing and Property Sub-divisions, Unit Titling, Leasing, Residential and other property matters.
d) Construction, Contracts and Litigation.
e) Litigation, advising on Trusts, Estate and other Litigation.
f) Estates and Trusts, Wills and Asset Planning, and Asset Management.
We provide a comprehensive client service including:
Expert legal advice.
Establishment of legal structures including:
Trusts, Limited Partnerships, Managed Trust Companies, Private Trust Companies, Employee Benefit Trusts, Private Equity Investment Trusts, Asset Protection Trusts, Pre-migration Trusts and Shari'a Compliant Trusts.
Administration of such legal structures.
Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme ("QROPS") transfers.
Legal opinions relating to New Zealand legal structures .
Anti-money laundering and related risk management.
Liaison with clients, relationship managers, accountants, lawyers, private bankers, investment managers and tax advisors.