MIchael VAN AART LLB 
DIRECTOR

Michael has extensive experience in providing commercial and property advice. Dealing regularly with clients on acquisitions, divestments and construction projects, he puts strong emphasis on providing solutions to benefit his clients and add value.

Michael also has acted for some of New Zealand's largest financial institutions in respect of their Finance and Recovery teams.

As a result of having negotiated numerous leases for international retailers with major landlord's in Australia and New Zealand Michael has significant experience in shopping mall leases.

Michael is committed to providing his clients with sound legal and commercial advice.

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TONY SYCAMORE LLB / BCom
DIRECTOR

Tony specialises in business and commercial law. He provides advice on a wide range of commercial and transactional commercial matters.

Tony has significant commercial law experience and advises widely on structuring, financing, joint ventures, capital raising, trusts, issue of debt and equity securities and property law.

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HENRY HAMBLETON LLB / BCom 
DIRECTOR

Henry joined Van Aart Sycamore Lawyers in 2011 after working at an investment firm in Dunedin and another Dunedin based law firm.  He has experience in commercial property transactions, asset and share acquisitions and divestments, corporate structuring, amalgamations, trusts, estate planning and residential conveyancing.

Henry’s belief is that a sound understanding of the underlying commercial transaction is critical in delivering concise, accurate and relevant legal advice.

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CLAIRE LAREDO LLB  
SOLICITOR

Claire has recently joined Van Aart Sycamore after studying Law and Arts at the University of Canterbury. She enjoys the challenge of the commercial arena and takes great satisfaction in helping clients achieve their goals as well as building strong relationships.

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THOMAS HUTCHISON LLB  
SOLICITOR

Thomas has recently returned from Taiwan where he taught English and gained an appreciation of Chinese culture and language. Thomas is originally from Dunedin and obtained his law degree from Victoria University in Wellington. He is looking forward to providing pragmatic advice to the clients of Van Aart Sycamore.

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Sharon Mcgregor
LEGAL SECRETARY

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Cheryl Greer
Trust Administrator

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