Our Team

OUR TEAM

Paul Broatch - Experienced legal advisor in New Zealand

Paul Broatch Partner LLB (Hons)  

Having 30 years legal experience in New Zealand and overseas, Paul specializes in property and commercial law, trusts and asset protection, acts for developers of multi-unit apartments and subdividers and has a particular interest in intellectual property and franchising law.

Paul started his career with a major law firm in Auckland before moving to the Cook Islands for a year.

He then returned to New Zealand working for a Tauranga law firm for 14 years before joining Ross Abernethy to form Abernethy Broatch Law.

Paul was involved with the Otumoetai Soccer Club for many years serving in many roles including two terms as president. 

He is also the current Chairman of Habitat for Humanity (Tauranga) Limited and a trustee of the FABS trust.

Experience
Undertaken the legal work for major residential and industrial subdivisions in Papamoa including acquisition, financing, subdivision work and sales. Paul has provided advice to clients on the development of commercial and industrial building developments in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui and the development and sale of a number of major apartment block developments in Mt Maunganui.

Paul specialises in advising clients on residential and investment property sales and purchases, structuring, financing, and leasing and assisting clients with the sale and purchase of closely held companies, structuring, shareholders agreements, financing and dispute resolution.

He has been involved in leasing of commercial and industrial properties, rent reviews, renewals, variations, dispute resolution and enforcement and providing assets protection for clients including the formation of family trusts, wills and estate planning. 

Paul has also assisted in the sale and purchase of businesses, structuring, financing, employment contracts and dispute resolution, as well as drafting contracts for commercial enterprise. Paul also provides advice for non-profit organisations, formation of charitable trusts, incorporated societies and clubs.

Ross Abernethy - Partner with Abernethy Broatch Law

Ross Abernethy Partner LLB

Ross Abernethy shifted to Mount Maunganui from Wellington in 1981 after getting his initial grounding in law with a prestigious law firm.

Until 1995 he was a Partner in a medium sized Tauranga law firm in which he specialized in commercial and property law.

In 1995 he and his Legal Executive, Angela Morse, set up Ross Abernethy Law Office which became well regarded for its efficiency and courteous service.

Ross is married with four children. He has been actively involved in a number of different community and church organisations and was a founding (and long-term) trustee of the Christian Education Trust which established Bethlehem College in Tauranga. His interest in helping others has taken he, and his wife, Kay, to Mongolia to help establish Micro Enterprise Developments in that country.

Ross and Kay both have a passion for motorcycles and can think of nothing better than riding on the back roads with a group of fellow riders to enjoy the hauntingly beautiful New Zealand landscape and meet its interesting people.

Experience
Ross advises clients on residential and investment property sales and purchases, structuring, financing, and leasing.

He also provides assistance to clients with the sale and purchase of closely held companies, structuring, shareholders agreements, financing and dispute resolution.

Leasing of commercial and industrial properties, rent reviews, renewals, variations, dispute resolution and enforcement.

He provides extensive legal help concerning assets protection for clients including the formation of family trusts, wills and estate planning, as well as the sale and purchase of businesses, structuring, financing, employment contracts and dispute resolution. Ross also provides the drafting of commercial contracts, wills, estates, powers of attorney and provides advice for non-profit organisations, charitable trusts and incorporated societies and clubs.
 
Angela Morse talking with a client through phone

Angela Morse Legal Executive 

Angela Morse has worked as Legal Executive to Ross Abernethy since 1987 including a period of 12 years in which she managed the busy sole practitioner’s office prior to it merging into Abernethy Broatch Law. Angela is highly regarded by lawyers and clients alike for her competency in looking after property and commercial transactions and always with the clients’ needs being put to the forefront. Clients always speak well of Angela’s unflappable good humour and ability to deal with any issues as they arise. Apart from looking after a busy legal practice, Angela and her husband delight in their little girl who has them both completely wrapped around her little finger.

Experience
Advising clients on residential and investment property sales and purchases, structuring, financing, and leasing. She also provides dedicated legal services such as the leasing of commercial and industrial properties, rent reviews, renewals, variations, dispute resolution and enforcement. She also provides assets protection for clients including the formation of family trusts, wills and estate planning.


Angela Morse talking with a client through phone

Shelley Wallace Legal Executive 

Shelley Wallace comes to the firm from Palmerston North. She is a qualified Legal Executive having completed her certificate in March 2000. She has over 20 years legal experience predominantly in residential conveyancing transactions. 
Being born and bred in the Manawatu, Shelley and her husband sold up and moved their 2 children to sunny Papamoa for a beachy lifestyle. Shelley works part time hours and is happy to assist you with any queries you may have.
 


Experience
Shelley advises clients on residential and investment property sales and purchases, structuring and financing. She can also assist you with  formation of family trusts, wills and estate planning.

Contact: shelley@ablaw.co.nz

Find Out More About The Team: Call 07 574 8752
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