Knapps announces the promotion of Senior Associate Jacintha Atkinson to the Partnership
Knapps has also made other appointments in the Commercial, Estates and Trusts teams.
Jacintha Atkinson LL.B., BA.
Jacintha joined Knapps as a Senior Associate in February 2020 managing our large residential property team. Jacintha continues to deliver on her well-established reputation as the person to see to advise on occupational right agreements for all of the Retirement & Lifestyle Villages located across the region. Jacintha is also very familiar with all the new property development happening in the region and enjoys assisting clients with the purchase of land and subsequent building of their new homes. Jacintha will continue to build her team and provide great leadership within the Firm.
Further to the above, Knapps has also made other appointments in the Commercial, Estates and Trusts teams.
Louise Walsh | Senior Associate - Commercial LL.B.
Louise brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience with over 12 years as a lawyer both in private practice in NZ and in the public sector in London for four years. She has hands-on business experience having started up and developed a family business that went on to win business awards with the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce in 2015. Louise is experienced in property law, business sales and purchases, commercial transactions and succession planning. She enjoys helping her clients achieve their personal and business goals with practical and strategic legal advice.
Marie Austin | Team Leader Estates Planning & Administration
Marie has also worked for Knapps in the past and they welcome her back. She has taken up the newly established role of Team Leader in our Estate & Asset Planning team. Marie focuses her high energy and sharp organisational skills on guiding people through asset planning, probate applications, wills, and handling estates.
Nick Moore | Trusts Consultant
Nick is currently a consultant at Knapps. Nick has been practicing law in Nelson for more than 30 years and is involved with a number of community organisations. Nick specialises in trusts, property and commercial law.