FOUR GENERATIONS

OF TRUST

SCHNAUER

LEGAL

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ABOUT US

Welcome to Schnauer Legal.  We are a law firm established in early 2018 and based in Newmarket, Auckland.

 

The principal director Andrew Schnauer is the fourth successive generation of Auckland-based lawyers within the Schnauer family who have served clients and the legal profession since 1889 (see our “Some History” below).

 

Schnauer Legal builds on this proud legacy.

We are excited to be based in Newmarket which is already a significant commercial, retail and transport hub.

 

We cover a wide range of legal areas but we specialise in Trusts, Asset Protection and Estates.  We also have extensive experience with SME Business, financing and property.

 

We are committed to providing high quality personal service to our clients for a reasonable cost.

 

 

SOME HISTORY

We trace our beginnings back to Andrew’s great grandfather Charles Schnauer who first started working in Auckland as a legal articled clerk in 1889.  He was admitted as a barrister in 1904 and entered into partnership with Frederick Brookfield in 1906 to form Brookfield & Schnauer.

 

Charles had five children one of whom was Lawrence (“Laurie”) Schnauer (Andrew’s grandfather).  Laurie was admitted to the bar in 1933 and soon after joined his father’s firm (then known as “Brookfield Prendergast & Schnauer”).

 

Laurie had three children one whom was Murray (“Tim”) Schnauer (Andrew’s father).  Tim was admitted to the bar in 1967 and became a partner of the family firm (then known as “Brookfield Prendergast Schnauer & Smytheman”) in 1969.

 

Tim’s son Andrew was admitted to the bar in 1986.  He spent his first six years as a solicitor working for Brandon Brookfield (a national law firm which amalgamated four firms including the prior family firm).   Significantly, Laurie, Tim and Andrew (i.e. three generations) all worked simultaneously at Brandon Brookfield throughout this time.

 

129 years on Schnauer Legal continues the consecutive generations of Schnauer lawyers…

 

FOUR GENERATIONS OF TRUST.

We offer a wide range of legal services. Below are three key areas we specialise in.

Our expertise

ASSET PROTECTION, TRUSTS AND WILLS

Do you want to ensure that your assets are protected during your lifetime and are then passed on to the right people. That’s where our expertise can help you.

PROPERTY

If you are buying or selling a property whether it be private or commercial and seeking help and advice from experienced property lawyers, that’s where our expertise can help you.

BUSINESS

If you own or are looking to purchase a business and want sound legal advice so you can take advantage of new growth opportunities and better protect your interests in the future, that's where our expertise can help you.

 We can assist you with;

 

  • Family Trust formation
  • Reviewing your existing Family Trust arrangements
  • Family Trust administration
  • Relationship Property Agreements
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Deceased Estate administration
  • Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney

 We can assist you with;

 

  • The sale and purchase of residential and commercial properties
  • Negotiating commercial leases
  • Bank loans and financing
  • Subdivision and land covenants
  • Cross lease/unit titles and body corporate issues

 We can assist you with;

 

  • Buying and selling a business or shares in a company
  • Shareholder arrangements
  • Company structuring and succession planning
  • Commercial contracts
  • Commercial leases
  • Company financing

We are an experienced team who offer a wide variety of legal services.

This is who we are and what we do.

 DIRECTOR

ANDREW

SCHNAUER

Andrew is the fourth successive generation of lawyers within the Schnauer family that include his father, grandfather and great grandfather before him.

 LAWYER

ANNE

BEESON

Anne graduated with a BA/LLB from Auckland University in 1997.

In 1998 Anne travelled to London where she worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer.

EXECUTIVE

ASSISTANT

TANIA

bENNETT

Tania has accumulated 20 plus years of PA/legal secretarial experience within New Zealand and Australian law firms.

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Phone 09 777 7266

Level 4, 142 Broadway

Newmarket, Auckland 1023

PO Box 9406, Newmarket,

Auckland 1149

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