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Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen’s team are a dedicated group of individuals who provide friendly, helpful forward thinking advice to their clients. They provide legal advice only in those areas in which they have a high level of expertise, and can significantly contribute to the success of their clients.
Partner / Notary Public
LLB – Victoria University of Wellington
Allen’s career has very much centred around property development, business structuring and restructuring, banking and finance.
Allen is a legal adviser to a registered bank and has extensive experience in the drafting of a diverse range of joint venture development, security and financing documentation.
Allen was instrumental in establishing a major finance company specialising in development of mezzanine financing and continues to advise various businesses in this area of law.
Allen acts for a number of Taranaki’s biggest employers.
Allen has extensive experience in trusts, particularly charitable purpose trusts, and currently advises numerous charitable trusts and companies, in particular Maori trusts, involved particularly in the health sector.
Allen’s goal is to assist Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen to be a great law firm in the business and public law areas – to have great clients, great lawyers/staff, great work and have a great working environment.
Allen sees his role as endeavouring to make life easy for his business clients in the legal context. He is a problem solver for his clients.
Allen has particular expertise and knowledge about the legal issues relating to:
- Financing transactions and associated security arrangements
- Asset and business acquisitions and dispositions
- Business structuring and restructuring
- Banking security documents
- Structuring and governance of charitable trusts
- Estate planning for personal and business purposes
- Trusts and the ramifications of the Trusts Act 2019
Partner – Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen
1998 – Present
Partner – Brewer Mazengarb
1992 – 1998
Partner/Staff Solicitor- Govett Quilliam
Staff Solicitor – Scott Morrison Dunphy (now Morrison Kent)
Staff Solicitor/Law Clerk – Phillips Shayle-George (now Phillips Fox)
Council Member – Notary Council of New Zealand
2017 – Present
Member – CEO Forum Organising Committee
2010 – Present
Member – The Lawlink Group Limited
2008 – Present
Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen is a member of Lawlink – a network of 19 of New Zealand’s leading independent law firms sharing ideas, resources and business best practise
Member – Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society
2008 – Present
Chairman – Regional Employer Support Council, Taranaki
2011 – 2019
Member – The Defence Employer Support Council (National Body)
2011 – 2019
This is a statutory council created by the Defence Act 1990 with terms of reference defined by the Minister of Defence. The role of the Council is to advise and monitor issues concerning NZDF reserves and employers and to support part-time military service and Government youth initiatives undertaken by the NZDF
Member – New Zealand Law Society Property and Transactions Technical Committee
2008 – 2019
Victoria University of Wellington
1974, 1976 – 1978, LLB