Louise McNaughton


Louise specialises in high value commercial property syndication and works closely with a wide range of clients on all commercial, construction and property related matters throughout New Zealand. She brings a high level of energy and motivation to achieve results for her clients and is known for taking a practical approach to complex property issues.

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Louise’s clients range from individuals to local and national businesses and property developers (both commercial and residential) and she acts on many high value transactions. She regularly advises on the sale and purchase of commercial and residential property, subdivisions, financing matters, construction and development projects, trusts and charitable trusts, acquisition and sale of business, governance of businesses and all leasing matters for commercial, retail and industrial assets.

Louise also has a keen interest in sports law and has acted pro-bono for various sporting organisations within the community.

Recent highlights

  • Acted on the purchase of the Countdown Distribution Centre, Canterbury’s largest industrial sale by dollar value.
  • Acted for Mackersy Property on the purchase of Northlands Shopping Centre.

Louise's insights

Incorporated Societies Act 2022 Changes - Information Hub

18 November 2022

Duncan Cotterill helps secure the sale of Taska Prosthetics to the Eqwal Group

5 June 2024

Are you a not-for-profit group deciding whether to incorporate? Let's look at the pros and cons

30 May 2024

We're driven by our values

They drive our client relationships and connections with our community, and underpin our achievements.

He tāngata

  • Pro-bono work for community sporting organisations.
  • Provides assistance to the Wakatipu Community Foundation.
  • Acts for Whakatipu Community Hub Charitable Trust.


  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society – Property Law section.
  • Admitted to practice in both Australia and New Zealand. 


“With a wide array of complex negotiations as part of our day to day business, I’m fortunate to have Louise’s expertise on hand as a trusted partner. Her ability to think wholistically and to apply a proactive and balanced approach to every encounter brings a higher level of professionalism and ensures our stakeholders are provided top quality advice every time. Louise is a dedicated, enthusiastic and thorough solicitor whom I highly recommend.” Hamish Wilton


  • Recognised as a NZ Lawyer  Rising Star 2023.

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