Bruce Patterson


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 a number of development projects in recent times including the Newmarket Rialto Centre, Pakuranga Shopping Mall, and the new Vodafone and Kathmandu buildings in the Christchurch innovation precinct. 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. I have been involved in the design and structuring of business and industrial parks, strip retail enhancement projects and master planned residential developments. These developments have generally involved 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 and company and trust taxes. I have assisted many trans-tasman businesses establish themselves in either New Zealand or Australia. Closer to home, I have represented clients in audit or 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 many sessions on company, contract and tax law.