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Family Office & Private Wealth

For over 100 years, Tompkins Wake has built a solid reputation as a trusted advisor to high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and wealthy families. We provide comprehensive service to family offices, whether single-family, multi-family or virtual, and to wealthy families where many similar issues arise.


We provide bespoke solutions. We take the time to understand the needs of our clients and their families to protect, manage and grow their wealth, and the things most important to them, for current and future generations.

We understand the challenges of managing family-owned enterprises and assets. We work proactively with discretion and care to ensure our clients' goals and outcomes are achieved.

We advise on matters particular to family wealth such as family charters and councils, family policies, philanthropy and the inter-generational transfer of wealth. We also provide commercial legal services including M&A, joint ventures and finance, and private client services such as wills, trusts, the acquisition, disposal, development and leasing of property and relationship property advice - all within the context of our understanding of the family's overall philosophies and objectives.

Our advice is pragmatic and commercially based, we provide unique and comprehensive solutions. We call upon expertise within our firm,  our networks of external professional colleagues, and our international Multilaw network.

Legal Practice Areas:

  • Asset and Estate Planning
  • Asset Ownership and Wealth Structuring
  • Banking, Finance and Private Capital
  • Dispute Resolution and Facilitation
  • Employment and Immigration
  • Family Office Structures
  • Family Governance: Family Charters, Councils and Assemblies, Policies
  • Public and Private Investments
  • Philanthropy
  • Real Estate
  • Relationship Property Agreements and Disputes
  • Succession Planning
  • Trustee, Nominee and Directorship Services
  • Trusts, NZ and International
  • Wills and Estates

Family Office & Private Wealth team

Campbell Stewart

Partner

Graeme Elvin

Partner

Marcus Wilkins

Partner

Peter Fanning

Partner

Stephanie Ambler

Partner

Tom Arieli

Partner

Zandra Wackenier

Partner

Mark Lowndes

Special Counsel

Kamelia Purwo

Associate