Heimsath Alexander provides full service commercial advice, in an environment that provides direct contact with the partners, with a focus on quality, efficiency and outcomes.


Heimsath Alexander’s success is centered around the success of our commercial clients. We have developed a general counsel style that is committed to our client’s success by thoughtful, experienced and hardworking legal advice. Our commercial team advises local and international companies and businesses across most industries. We are conscious of the ever changing commercial landscape and its demands on clients and on an effective legal service provider. Our team appreciates the individual and often unique requirements of each client and the business environment that they operate in. We commit our time to understanding this which forms the foundation of the advice we give, and the value we add. Through its affiliation with the World Link for Law network, the firm has developed a particularly close relationship with fellow network members in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia which provide us with the ability to assist our clients across Australasia.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Capital Raising

  • Board and Shareholder advisory

  • Shareholder/Investment/Joint venture arrangements

  • Partnership

  • Commercial Contracts

  • Intellectual Property including local and international franchise and licensing arrangements

  • Foreign investment in New Zealand

  • Trade practices and competition law


Our property partners have broad experience in property law. We act for large corporate land owners and developers, significant private investors and many business owners with associated land interests. Development and investment projects are our day to day responsibility. Our property team has a depth of knowledge and provides resources at each stage of the process.

  • Land acquisition and sales

  • Due diligence for acquisition and leasing

  • Large-scale development structuring

  • Unit titling and subdivision

  • Leasing and contracts

  • Commercial and residential conveyancing

  • Joint ventures and capital raising arrangements

  • Project management and construction contracts


Our litigation / dispute resolution practice is focused on achieving the right result, whether it be to enforce legal entitlements, standing ground while wider issues are explored, or resolving disputes before they grow unnecessarily or unwisely. Key to our advice is a continued cost benefit analysis to provide our clients with a clear basis on which to make decisions. Part of the art of litigation is the ability to predict results and weigh up the purpose of the fight. Sometimes it is just a battle and we are happy to slug it out by our client’s side.

  • Commercial disputes

  • Employment

  • Civil litigation

  • Insolvency (corporate and personal)

  • Risk Management

  • Construction Contracts

  • Debt and Asset Recovery

  • Relationship Property


We provide our clients with employment and dispute resolution services to meet their commercial objectives.

  • Drafting and reviewing employment and contractor documentation and procedures

  • Disciplinary and dismissal procedures

  • Restructures, redundancies and organizational change

  • Managed exits

  • Employee incentive and share schemes

  • Health and Safety


We advise arrangers, financiers and borrowers on a wide range of acquisition finance, corporate finance, project finance, structured finance and property finance transactions.

  • Subordinated and mezzanine financing

  • Securities and security agency issues

  • Syndicated lender arrangements

  • Insolvency matters


Heimsath Alexander works with a wide range of private clients and families, often through more than one generation.

  • All types of property transactions

  • Agribusiness

  • Family businesses

  • Succession

  • Trusts and relationship property

  • Wills and estates


We can assist you with a wide range of relationship property matters.

  • Relationship property agreements

  • Litigation and mediation