Steve focuses predominantly on commercial, contract and property law matters, regularly advising major utility providers and infrastructure organisations.
Steve has specialist experience in infrastructure projects, Public Works Act acquisitions and compensation negotiations, commercial property investments and transaction structuring. He advises a number of key infrastructure organisations including Watercare Services Limited, Top Energy Limited and Kāinga Ora—Homes and Communities.
Following the Canterbury earthquakes, Housing New Zealand adopted a $1.2 billion project to rebuild and redevelop its social housing portfolio in Canterbury.
Greenwood Roche has been advising Housing New Zealand on legal aspects of the comprehensive repair and development projects in Canterbury.
Quota refugees coming to New Zealand are accommodated at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre (MRRC). There are six intakes of around 125 people each year. Refugees spend six weeks at the MRRC before being resettled in local New Zealand communities.
Greenwood Roche is advising the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the redevelopment of the MRRC. Our work has included advice on the overall structuring of the project, the tendering process, and drafting the necessary documents regarding redevelopment of the facility and its on-going maintenance. The scope of the redevelopment includes the demolition of the existing resettlement centre and construction of a new purpose-built facility over a staged construction programme to allow the MRRC to remain operational.
Northpower is planning to build a new 220kV transmission line to connect Meridian’s proposed wind farm at Pouto Peninsula to the national grid.
We are advising Northpower on this project. Our work has included strategic advice, acquisition of land property rights, Maori land issues, advice on compulsory acquisition rights, forestry rights and compensation entitlements.
Broadway Property Group is developing a large 23 unit title retail development in Silverdale, Auckland.
We are advising on all aspects of this development. Our work involves advising on due diligence, financing, the unit title subdivision and drafting the body corporate rules, negotiating leases and the sales of the individual unit title properties.
Waipa Networks has identified the need to construct a new 110kV transmission line to increase the security and reliability of electricity supply to Te Awamutu and the surrounding areas.
We are advising Waipa Networks on this project. Our work has included strategic advice, acquisition of land property rights, Maori land issues, and advice on compulsory acquisition rights and compensation entitlements.
Top Energy Limited supplies electricity to the Far North region and is improving its infrastructure network to increase capacity, security and reliability.
Greenwood Roche is advising Top Energy Limited on several new electricity transmission line projects,in particular the new 110kV lines from Kaikohe to Wiroa and from Wiroa to Kaitaia. Our work includes strategic advice, acquisition of land property rights, Maori land issues, compulsory acquisition, compensation entitlements and forestry issues.
With the ever increasing expansion of Auckland, Westgate is being transformed from a greenfields site into a Town Centre featuring significant large retail stores.
We are advising on joint venture agreements, the subdivision of the land, the financing of the development, the development of the lots, and the leasing of the lots to various large retail companies.
Partner, Greenwood Roche 2013 –
Partner, Meredith Connell 2004 – 2013
Solicitor, Meredith Connell 1999 – 2004
Solicitor, Russell McVeagh 1996 – 1999
Member of the New Zealand Law Society Financial Assurance Committee
Member of the New Zealand Law Society interview panel for practising applications
Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Member of CoreNet
LLB (Hons), BCom (Auckland)
DDI: +64 9 306 0498
Mobile: +64 21 919 731
Phone: +64 9 306 0490
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Steve is primarily based in Auckland.
Physical: Hayman Kronfeld Building
15 Galway Street Auckland 1010
Mail: PO Box 106006
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