New Zealand Immigration Law

Every staff member in Ozturk law has personal experience with New Zealand’s immigration system, for themselves, family and/or a partner.  We understand the hope, frustration and goals of migrants, and we work with each client and their family to discuss their unique circumstances and needs.  Our immigration law team has been working in this field for many years, and they handle all types of applications as well as appeals. 

The best time to see us is at the start of your journey, this means we can help you work out your plan step by step with your end goals in mind, whether that is permanently moving to New Zealand or gaining experience and knowledge here.  We can also help you if you are in the middle of your journey and want to check you are on the right path or have run into issues such as applications being declined, Immigration New Zealand having concerns about your health or character, no longer having a valid visa or a change in your employment or relationship circumstances.

We have a good working relationship with Immigration New Zealand, but also fight to protect our client’s rights until the very end.

Property Law

Buying your first family home is an amazing experience, we love sharing this journey with our clients.  New Zealand’s property law has differences to many countries, and has many little traps which often catch people out, for example, many people think it is easier to cancel or get out of an agreement than it actually is.  Talk to us before you sign anything to make sure you get the best possible outcome.

We also help investors with rental properties and businesses who need to purchase or lease premises.  The way the economy works means there is no one lease or purchase agreement that will suit every business, and the way these documents are drawn up will often favour one party over the other.  Talk to us to make sure you are protected, and you get a tailor-made solution.

We also provide legal services on residential and commercial conveyancing including mortgages, guarantees and indemnities, property and security sharing documentations, and bank guarantees.

Commercial Law

It’s an exciting time to be in business. Global reach means you have access to greater partnerships and resources and dynamic start-ups and entrepreneurs are having more success than ever.  If you are thinking of buying, selling or starting a business, talk to us so we can help you ask the right questions and get the legal protection you need to give you peace of mind and make sure you get the best outcome. 

 We help companies to set up and wind down, and also navigate shareholder disputes. 

We also help you protect your creative ideas with trademark registrations and trademark licence agreements.

We appreciate that you need a strategist who will not only keep you on the right side of the law, but who understands the commercial realities your business operates in and gets the best solution for your unique situation.

We help our clients to grasp opportunities whether they are buying or selling their business. We do this by making sure that our clients understand their duties under the contract as well as the risks involved. That way we help our clients to have a smooth transaction with ease and clarity.

Employment Relations

We have helped quite a few migrants now who were not treated fairly or even suffered outright abuse by their employers.  Many migrants are scared of what will happen to them if they speak to someone, and often don’t know what their rights are in an employment situation.  This unfortunately leads to exploitation.

We also help a variety of corporate clients ranging from small businesses to nation-wide enterprises with their employment matters.  We appreciate that employers can get into situations which make them feel as if they are held hostage by the current system,  and help get the best solution for them.  If you are having any issues with an employee, talk to us in confidence before you take any action, as small mistakes often have huge consequences.

Another valuable way we help our corporate clients is creating their employment templates and policies.  To make sure you get it right from the start as an employer and avoid potential costly issues, come and talk to us.

Estates and Trusts

We are family people, and understand the deep desire to protect your property and assets and provide for your family.  Having a will is so important, especially if you have young children or property in New Zealand, yet very few people have them or get advice on drafting them.  Something which may seem like common sense or a good idea at the time you draft a will, can have consequences you did not intend later on, leaving your bereaved family with unnecessary frustrations and costs.

If you have property you want to protect, or you want to provide for your children in a more secure way, a trust may be a god option.  Talk to us to get a solution that fits your family and your goals.