Bay Law Office Corporate and Commercial Law
Commercial Law Corporate & Commercial Law
Bay Law Office Residential and Commercial Property Law
Property Law Residential & Commercial
Bay Law Office Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney
Wills & Trusts Wills, Trusts & Power of Attorney
Bay Law Office Blockhouse Bay Estate Administration
Estate Administration Estate Administration Services
Bay Law Office Relationship Property Law Services
Relationship Property Relationship Property Law
Bay Law Office Sales & Purchase of Businesses
SME Sales & Purchase Sale & Purchase of Businesses
Overseas Investment Office (OIO) Consent Applications
Overseas Investment Overseas Investment Consents
Bay Law Office Forestry & Climate Change Services
Forestry & ETS Forestry & Climate Change


Bay Law Office was established in Blockhouse Bay in 1983 by Kerry Deane and Peter Jacobson. Our vision was to offer comprehensive and high-quality legal services to individuals and businesses at a local and cost effective level. Our law practice quickly became very busy, with loyal staff and clients.

In 2016 Craig Nelson, a partner in a city law firm, joined us. Craig brought with him his own unique commercial and forestry expertise and an interesting mix of local, national and international clients.

In 2018, owing to ill health, Kerry retired as a partner, but he remains as a consultant and mentor to our younger lawyers.

In 2022, Matthew Cho joined us from a large national law firm to strengthen our property practice. Matthew brought with him property development expertise and local government experience having previously worked as a local government in-house lawyer.

In 2023, following our firm’s incorporation as a company, Matthew was invited to become a director.

Forty years later, we remain true to our original ideals. We remain a busy law firm offering comprehensive legal advice in most areas of the law, and a network of specialist contacts to call on when needed.

We are delighted that many of our staff and clients have been with us for many of our 40 years of practice.


We understand that a lot of clients who come to see us may be in a stressful situation.
We want to ensure that your dealings with us will be as pleasant as possible.
We aim to take on that stress for you and guide you through the legal issues you are facing.

We try to avoid jargon by explaining legal issues in easy to understand language.
We want the best possible outcome for every client.


We act for private individuals, trusts, large corporations, businesses, charities and incorporated societies.

Our clients include locals, as well as individuals and businesses located throughout Auckland, New Zealand and the world.

We aspire to provide high quality legal services to every client and treat each client with the same courtesy, kindness and openness.