Bruce Patterson

Partner

I specialise in property and tax law. I advise a wide range of businesses and private clients as a problem solver and trusted advisor. 

My property experience includes acting on many development projects including shopping malls, inner city commercial offices, industrial parks and master planned residential subdivisions. I am very familiar with complex title and management arrangements using strata or unit titles and often with multiple body corporates or a precinct society. Projects typically involve acquisition, funding, construction, leasing and sales. I know the industry and I know the people.

My tax experience covers advising clients on selected aspects of tax law, including property, international tax, GST, tax disputes, company and trust taxes. I have always been involved with New Zealand – Australia business and my experience in both the commercial and tax worlds has enabled me to advise on the establishment of many trans-Tasman businesses. Closer to home, I have represented clients in audit and tax disputes with the IRD and have obtained tax binding rulings from the department on matters of significance or value. I have presented many seminars for the New Zealand Law Society and others including sessions on company, contract and tax law.