Elliot Goldman


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, 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, 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 and hiking that exist in his town. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact Elliot should you be requiring legal advice or assistance.

Eleanor Howell

Registered Legal Executive

Eleanor (Ellie) is a Legal Executive at Goldman Legal. Her areas of expertise include property conveyancing transactions, refinancing, company formation, trust and estate planning and other associated matters. She is an integral part of Goldman Legal.

Since moving to New Zealand from the United Kingdom in 2008, Ellie has had extensive experience in customer service and managerial roles. Ellie has recently completed the New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Diploma. She won the prize for the top graduating student in the 2016 examinations. 

Ellie loves to hike and to explore the wilderness around Queenstown, the district, and beyond. 

**Ellie is currently on Maternity Leave until October 2022.

Robin Sorbello

Registered Legal Executive

Robin joined Goldman Legal in 2021, having qualified as a Legal Executive in 2016.

She has extensive experience in assisting clients with the sale and purchase of residential properties, refinancing, company formation, general trust and personal client matters. 

Prior to working in law, Robin’s background included office management, sales, marketing, and business development.  Robin loves to hike, bike, golf and spending time with family and friends. 

Ashley Steber

Legal Assistant

Ashley joined the Goldman Legal team in 2016 as a Receptionist.  She has since established her role to support Goldman Legal’s team of legal professionals by assisting with property conveyancing transactions, company formation, administering trusts and directorships and other matters. Ashley also assists with administering Goldman Legal’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“AML”) obligations. 

Bridget Goldman
MSc | GCertScTech

Office Manager

Bridget is Goldman Legal’s Office Manager. Bridget has been with Goldman Legal since its establishment in early 2012. She has responsibility for the development and implementation of business development initiatives, client database management, accounts, payroll, and guiding the firm through the day to day management requirements.

Bridget brings a friendly and practical approach to the day to day management of the firm to ensure that staff excel at what do and ultimately that Clients receive the best possible service.

Prior to joining Goldman Legal, Bridget was a fully qualified ski instructor and then an Environmental Scientist working in the public and private sector.  Outside of work, she has a particular passion for natural health, fitness and being in nature.