Elliot was admitted to the New Zealand bar in 2006. Prior to forming Goldman Legal, Elliot was an Associate at a large Queenstown law firm where he worked for seven years and gained experience at a litigation practice in New Orleans, USA.
Elliot has extensive experience acting for local and international individuals and entities across a broad range of matters in the Property Law, Business Law, Trust and Company structuring and Immigration law fields. Elliot has significant transactional experience including the sale and purchase of Hotel developments, Fruit Orchards, Vineyards and the structuring and sell down of Residential Subdivisions. He is a trusted Lawyer to many private clients and commercial entities in relation to Trust Establishment, Estate Planning, Residential Property Purchases and Sales, Business Purchases and Sales, Franchising, Trade Marking and all aspects of Leasing.
He enjoys the opportunities Queenstown offers as an international community and has successfully obtained numerous consents from the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office (OIO) for the purchase of land by overseas persons and entities. He undertakes regular business trips to Asia in his capacity as an adviser to overseas resident clients with investments in NZ and to New Zealand clients conducting business in Asia.
Elliot has extensive experience in all facets of our country’s Immigration process, including Temporary Work Visas, Investor Visas, Business Visas, Skilled Migrant Residency Applications, and has specific experience in advising employers recruiting overseas workers.
The development of the New Zealand and particularly Central Otago wine industry has led to Elliot’s expertise in the acquisition and establishment of wineries and vineyards and grape supply and distribution agreements. He has also handled numerous trademark applications for vineyards, tourism ventures, fashion designers and private companies.
Elliot lives with his wife Bridget, a budding naturopath, whom he met when both worked as professional ski instructors. He embraces an active lifestyle and makes the most of the world class opportunities for golf, hiking and mountain biking that exist in his town. Elliot is also a keen ice hockey player and has had a long association with the local Ice Arena and Ice Hockey Clubs.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Elliot should you be requiring legal advice or assistance.