Geoff Mirkin

Geoff Mirkin

Managing Partner

Extensive experience advising clients in trusts and asset planning.

Geoff is the managing partner and has been a partner for over 30 years, acting as a trusted advisor to numerous business and personal clients.

Geoff specializes in asset protection and has extensive involvement in our asset protection team, advising our clients in all aspects of asset protection, including trust formation and administration and trust restructuring.  Geoff also has extensive experience in all facets of business law, including commercial contracts, company and business structuring and finance with a special interest in relationship property.

"I have a great work experience, acting for clients that need and appreciate advice concerning the protection of assets and utilizing appropriate legal structures."

Born in South Africa, Geoff arrived in New Zealand in 1964. Graduating from the University of Otago in 1976, he commenced his legal practice in Oamaru returning to Dunedin in 1982 and joining the law firm that he is still with today (including mergers).

Geoff is a passionate advocate of community and pro bono work and in 2013 Geoff was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to the Community. Geoff is currently Chair of The Corstorphine Baptist Community Trust (Mental Health Trust), Otago Welfare Guardian Trust, Stopping Violence Dunedin, Otago Hospice Foundation Trust (Gordon Allen Trust), Dunedin Jewish Trust, the Otago Community Hospice Complaints Committee and a trustee of the Otago Scout Endowment Trust and the Otago seafarers Society.

Geoff has had extensive involvement in an honorary solicitor capacity over the last 30 plus years with Hospice, Drug and Alcohol, Relationship Services and many health and wellbeing entities.

When time allows, Geoff enjoys travel overseas and within New Zealand, walking his two dogs with his wife Wendy and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Geoff, in three words: approachable, empathy and integrity.

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Burns House Level 1/10 George Street,
The Octagon, Dunedin 9016
PO Box 803,
Dunedin 9054

DX: YP80042

03 477 9844

03 474 0922

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