Rural Law

Rural Law Farming

Hamertons Lawyers offer a comprehensive rural law service to farmers, orchardists and foresters.

We advise on:

  • Buying and Selling farms, orchards and forestry blocks
  • Ownership structures
  • GST on the sale or purchase of rural land
  • Bank lending and guarantees
  • Orchard, farm and forestry leases
  • Rent reviews
  • Rural subdivision
  • Easements and Encumbrances
  • Emissions Trading Scheme – Forestry
  • Succession Planning and Asset Structuring

Brian Carter


Brian joined the team at Hamertons in 1987 after completing his Law degree at Otago University.

Brian supervises a team of six legal staff and is also responsible for trust account administration as the firms “Trust Account Partner”.

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Steve Franklin


After growing up in Hamilton and obtaining degrees in both Law and Social Sciences at Waikato University, Steve moved to Whakatane and commenced practise with Hamertons in 2002.  He has been a partner of the firm since May 2005.

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