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Michael Vanner

Snr Associate
Michael is a member of Saunders Robinson Brown’s Commercial Team, having previously worked in our Property Team for over three years.

Michael graduated from the University of Canterbury in 2013 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science). He joined Saunders Robinson Brown as a solicitor in February 2014 having previously worked for a Timaru law firm.

Michael specialises in commercial property transactions and development, subdivisions, leasing, business sales and purchases and construction matters.

Some of Michael's recent work includes:


  • Advising home owners regarding the terms of various residential building contracts
  • Assisting a major commercial client in the acquisition and financing of restaurant franchises
  • Completing due diligence for land acquisitions, and related financing, for major property developer clients
  • Various Unit Title and Fee Simple subdivisions
  • Advising SME’s regarding Corporate structures and capital raising ventures
  • Assisting with all aspects of business sales and purchases, including relating to gym franchises, motels, medical practices, and cafés/restaurants and bars
  • Negotiating and advising a Landlord client on a Lease surrender and restructure


  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society
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