Our People | Nicola Harrison

Nicola Harrison Senior Associate

I look after commercial property investors and developers, government entities, incorporated societies, commercial landlords, NZ-wide franchisors and various high profile SMEs.

With over 16 years’ experience in NZ and the UK, I take a holistic approach to our clients’ requests, anticipating their needs and always tailoring advice, agreements and strategies in a way that meets their goals, deals with their internal requirements and puts in place strategies for streamlining work and revenue flows.  I work closely with Stephanie Harris, Joint Managing Partner, and we ensure that the commercial goal is kept foremost in mind and achieved in the most time and cost effective manner possible.

Transaction experience

  • Delivering the legal requirements for a wholly owned Government entity in its development of an innovative and unique urban community.  Applying myself to the negotiation and preparation of bespoke development agreements that address the commercial needs, relationships and delivery objectives for the project.
  • Guiding Government entities through the negotiation, management and conveyance of large developments and complex agreements including assisting with the training of internal staff as required, ensuring productive and cost efficient workflows are maintained.
  • Ensuring clear lease documentation which reflects agreed terms, commercial needs and the needs of property managers and ensuring information and communication flows are kept open during negotiations.
  • Assisting offshore investors with OIO Applications and working through the delays, costs and information submissions these entail in a practical and sensitive manner.
  • Quick and thorough due diligence on the acquisition of properties ensuring fair value is being received.
  • Negotiating fair, reasonable and practical bespoke shareholders agreements and constitutions.
  • Identifying the legal needs of retail, manufacture, technology and engineering companies in their supply and distribution agreements and contractor agreements and providing updates on changes in the law. 
  • Negotiating and implementing finance and security arrangements.
  • Managing mortgage portfolios ensuring returns and information flows to investors.
  • Creating and implementing new anti-money laundering compliance systems.
  • Navigating incorporated societies through changes to their constitutional documents, dealing with difficult members, running meetings effectively, negotiating contractual relationships and ensuring legal obligations are understood.

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Area of Expertise Property & Real Estate
Corporate & Commercial
Qualifications: LLB(Hons), BA

Contact Details
DDI: +64 9 969 1213
Mobile: +64 21 0241 4949
Email: nicola.harrison@glaister.co.nz
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