Established in 1920
  • Finn Jorgensen
    PARTNER

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    Finn has been a partner with Sellar Bone & Partners since 1988.
    Finn has significant experience in company and commercial matters and often advises clients in relation to complex agreements. He has advised companies and directors on company formation, shareholders' agreements, constitutions, joint venture agreements and commercial contracts and documents. He also has extensive experience in Trusts, including their formation and management, and as a tool for asset protection and estate planning.

  • Luke Crawford
    PARTNER

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    Luke has been a partner with Sellar Bone & Partners since 2007.
    Luke has experience in relation to commercial contracts and in particular drafting franchise and distribution agreements. Luke also deals with a number of trusts with significant assets and advises clients on the establishment and ongoing maintenance of trusts. He also has a particular interest in employment law and works with clients in drafting employment agreements and advising in relation to ongoing employment matters and disputes.

    Luke is also a member of the ADLS inc Property Law Disputes Committee and a costs assessor for the New Zealand Law Society.

  • Colin Lucas
    Partner

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    Colin and his team merged with Sellar Bone & Partners in April 2013.  Colin's experience is highly valued by the other members of Sellar Bone and by his clients. He is experienced in a wide range of legal work and advises on commercial and residential property, buying and selling of businesses, company transactions, and drafting contracts. He also advises and carries out Family Trust work and Estate administration.

  • Ann Davidson
    CONSULTANT

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    Ann joined Sellar Bone & Partners as a consultant on 1st June 2009. Ann was a partner at Newbery Mead for over 20 years.

    She has particular experience in residential and commercial property, including providing advice in respect to complex subdivisions. Ann also deals with relationship property matters on behalf of her clients. Given her experience she is also a trustee for a number of private trusts and has significant expertise in this area together with her work in estates.

  • Claire Vordermann
    Associate

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    Claire joined Sellar Bone & Partners in 2014. Prior to being admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, Claire completed her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland majoring in Mandarin.

    Claire has experience with a wide range of residential and commercial property transactions including complex subdivisions working closely with developers and first-home buyers alike. She has a particular interest in family law and has experience advising on relationship property agreements, separation agreements and dissolutions of marriage.  She is also experienced in drafting and negotiating Leases, Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and works on a variety of Trust and Commercial  matters including the sale and purchase of businesses.

    In her spare time Claire leads an active lifestyle and can often be found hiking, playing tennis, volleyball or snowboarding. 

  • Kate Poultney
    Solicitor

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    Kate graduated from the University of Waikato in 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws.  She joined the team at Sellar Bone & Partners in March 2017 before being admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court in June of that year.  Kate is now practicing with us as a Solicitor and has a wide range of interest in all commercial and property matters, and also enjoys working on employment and family matters.   

    Outside of work Kate likes to keep active, and enjoys exploring the new attractions the Auckland region has to offer.

  • Emma Simmons
    Registered Legal Executive

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    Emma joined the firm in 2012 as a Secretary and whilst working also attained a NZLS Legal Executive Diploma.  Emma graduated in 2016 with the highest marks in New Zealand for the 2015 Property Law and Practice Paper.  She thoroughly enjoys conveyancing and all property related matters.  Emma also assists the partners with a variety of matters including commercial contracts, trusts, estates and asset planning. 

    Emma hails from the Coromandel Peninsula and enjoys going back “home” with her family.  Prior to joining Sellar Bone & Partners, Emma attained a number of Natural Therapy qualifications and has a strong interest in health and wellbeing.  Outside of work she is busy raising her two daughters, and enjoys musical theatre and running.