Our People | Norman Cahill

Norman Cahill Partner

“My team and I specialise in all aspects of commercial and residential property transactions, commercial leasing and subdivision, private client advice, trusts, estates and asset protection.

After many years in practice I believe my strength lies in developing and maintaining long term relationships with private clients (personal and corporate).  I provide advice to an extensive range of families and individuals with substantial private asset bases - who appreciate Glaister Ennor’s heritage, tradition and discretion – in relation to all their personal and business affairs.”

Transaction experience

  • Advising private clients with significant commercial property holdings and assisting in the management of their lease portfolios.
  • Advising private clients in relation to their personal property acquisitions and holdings and all aspects of estate planning, succession planning, family trusts and wills.
  • Expertise in relation to private clients in their purchase of apartments in retirement village complexes.
  • Advising substantial privately owned Australian corporates in relation to New Zealand acquisitions including legislative compliance with Overseas Investment Act and Commerce Act regimes.
  • Extensive experience in hotel/motel operator leasing and management arrangements.
  • Land-related due diligence ahead of corporate acquisitions by multinational energy companies, a major electricity lines company and significant privately owned Australian Corporates.
  • Legal adviser to a multi-national accounting firm (lease portfolio) and an electricity lines company (supply network easement documentation).
  • Legal adviser to a large operator of private rest homes throughout New Zealand including acquisition of care homes and hospitals.
  • Advising a major real estate company in relation to its lease portfolio.


Norman is a Partner who does not share liabilities of the partnership.

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Area of Expertise Trusts, Estates & Asset Protection
Property & Real Estate
Corporate & Commercial
Specialisation:  Commercial leasing, Subdivision, Private Clients
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons)

Contact Details
DDI: +64 9 356 8234
Mobile: +64 21 948 624
Email: norman.cahill@glaister.co.nz
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