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Melissa Choppin

Melissa Choppin

Senior Solicitor

To make an appointment, please contact Greir Keach greir.keach@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications : LLB, University of Waikato.

Melissa has been working in law since 2000, initially as a legal assistant, then a registered legal executive. Melissa completed her Law Degree through Waikato and commenced as a Solicitor after being admitted to the Bar in 2013. 

Melissa has worked at a large firm in the Bay of Plenty and more recently at Lava Law in Rotorua. This has resulted in Melissa obtaining a broad range of legal knowledge, and she can assist with most matters involving property and/or private client law. Melissa has a specific expertise in estate planning and estate administration, including complex matters which arise from estate administration.

Areas of expertise

  • Charities and Incorporated Societies
  • Commercial Property Transactions
  • Easements
  • Estate Management and Administration
  • Kiwisaver HomeStart Applications
  • LINZ Registrations
  • Local Government Property
  • Maori Land
  • Refinancing and Restructuring
  • Residential Property Transactions
  • Retirement Village - Applications/Settlements
  • Retirement Villages
  • Rural Property
  • Subdivisions
  • Unit Titles
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Relationship Property Settlements
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Mortgagee Sales
  • Acquisition and Sale

Other Credentials

  • Deputy Chair of the Waiariki Women's Refuge.