Paraparaumu

Kapiti Collective
32A Howell Road
Corner Howell and Seaview Roads Paraparaumu Beach

Waikanae

12 Oriwa Street Waikanae 5036

Wellington

Meeting rooms arranged.

Postal address

PO Box 85
Waikanae 5250

Wise Owl Legal Ltd - Lawyer

FREE FIRST CONSULTATION to discuss your needs and our services. PHONE BRIAN GEARY on 027 44 37 800 or fill out our Wise Owl form below. We respond quickly within office hours.

FIXED FEES offered for PROPERTY CONVEYANCING, FAMILY TRUST FORMATIONS and WILLS

ESTIMATES OF FEES for BUSINESS LAW, ELDER LAW AND RETIREMENT AND GENERAL ADVICE based on competitive hourly rates.

A 10% discount is offered to elders who hold a NZ government SuperGold card.

Free standard Wills with property sales and purchases.

Brian Geary is a friendly experienced senior lawyer who specialises in the areas of law listed. See his Profile page. He is dedicated to serving your legal needs at a reasonable cost. He is proud to be a local, with office space in Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Wellington. He will also visit your home or business and welcomes new clients.

PROPERTY LAW

Wise Owl Legal Ltd

Residential and commercial conveyancing – buying, selling, financing homes and commercial land – what type of title – covenants on title - sale and purchase agreements – conditions - loan finance - mortgages – leases – tax – relationship property issues.

BUSINESS LAW

Wise Owl Legal Ltd

Buying or selling a business or shares in a company - Leasing commercial premises –Franchising - Negotiating and drafting commercial contracts -Corporate finance and securities – Business advice

ELDER LAW AND RETIREMENT

Wise Owl Legal Ltd

Wills - estate planning and administration – Enduring powers of attorney (personal welfare and property) – Buying into a retirement village – Occupational rights agreements -Reverse equity mortgages – Residential care support.

FAMILY TRUSTS

Wise Owl Legal Ltd

FREE initial consultation - Setting up your family trust and asset protection plan –– Why do I need one? – Asset protection in business and in personal life - against unexpected business debts, professional liability claims, possible tax minimisation, preparing for residential care, reducing the chance of relationship property claims, estate planning, maintaining confidentiality.

WISE OWL LEGAL LTD – LAWYER PROFILE

Brian Geary LLB, DipBusAdmin, DipCorpMgmt
Wise Owl Legal Ltd
The present day:

Brian is an experienced lawyer. Over his 45 plus years legal career he has advised clients on matters relating to property conveyancing, commercial law, elder law, family trusts, wills and estates and a wide variety of other general legal practice matters. He does property conveyancing both residential and business, elder law including residential care agreements, enduring powers of attorney for welfare and property, wills and estates, family trust structures, administration and asset protection, commercial contracts, commercial leasing, structuring and franchise agreements.

Wise Owl Legal Limited acts for personal clients and small to medium sized businesses. Brian is its managing director. He lives in Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast. He has office space in Paraparaumu, Waikanae and Wellington. He maintains a close reciprocal role with chosen Lawyers in Wellington to benefit local clients with their additional and complementary legal services.

Committed to achieving your needs – striving to provide cost-effective solutions:

Brian is genuinely interested in helping his clients with quality legal services at a fair cost. With lower overheads than larger firms, he passes these savings directly to his clients. Having acted in the corporate/quasi-government positions for 14 years and the balance of his long legal career in private practise, he offers clients a wealth of legal experience. He has a personal approach, a sense of humour, listens to his client needs, commits time to solving client issues, gives clear pragmatic advice, believes in his clients’ success and strives to provide legal services specific to his clients’ personal and business needs.

Professional memberships:

Member of the New Zealand Law Society and its Property Law Section. Associate Member of the Auckland District Law Society. Current practising certificate as a barrister and solicitor. Past-President of Corporate Lawyers Association.

Legal and Business Qualifications:

Bachelor of Laws Otago University - solicitor 1970, Barrister 1972, graduated May 1973. Diploma of Business Administration 1985 Victoria University, Wellington. Diploma in Corporate Management 1990 NZ Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Inc. (now Governance New Zealand Inc.) Qualified as a chartered secretary.

Work experience:

Magistrates Court (now District Court) 5 years after leaving Timaru Boys High 1960. Returned to full-time study for a Bachelor of Laws degree. Litigation lawyer 1971 to 1981, mostly in private practise partnership in Levin. Then corporate quasi-government positions for 14 years in Wellington with Accident Compensation Corporation, then Coal Corporation as in-house Legal Counsel and Company Secretary, then Capital Coast Health (Wellington Hospital) in the same role. By 1994 -95 he returned to private practise as a sole practitioner under the name Brian Geary Law Office, in central Wellington. He merged his law practise with Stephens Lawyers, Wellington in July 2016. He now practises separately under Wise Owl Legal Limited on the Kapiti Coast.

The “wise owl” logo and company name:

Wise Owl Legal Ltd

Brian has an owl collection (not real ones) and finds them fascinating.

“A wise old owl sat in an oak; the more he saw the less he spoke; the less he spoke the more he heard; why can’t we all be like that wise old bird.”

Wise Owl – Wise advice

Brian is an experienced lawyer with a wide general knowledge of legal matters specialises in the areas listed. He strives to give “wise” legal advice and provide clear, comprehensive, practical solutions to clients. If you need additional assistance, he will recommend additional services from other specialists in law, accountancy and family trusts to supplement his own. He will work collaboratively with them to bring to you all the skill sets you require. “A problem shared is a problem half solved.”