Evolution Lawyers

Looking to start a business?

We specialise in business formation & administration.

Business Formation & Administration

Whether you are forming a business or wish to clarify and govern the way your company operates, our lawyers have the expertise to assist in your business endeavours. Not only do our lawyers have a wealth of knowledge regarding company law, but they also have the experience to provide excellent practical advice. This ensures that you are offered pragmatic solutions to real problems and accurate advice regarding the law.

Starting a Business

If you are planning on starting a business, we are here to make sure you do it right. There are many considerations when starting a new business, including the structure of the company, intellectual property issues, finances and more. We are here to advise you on all matters when it comes to the legal side of starting a business, so that you can make the best decision and be off to a good start.

Business Formation & Administration

If you are planning on starting a business, we are here to make sure you do it right. There are many considerations when starting a new business, including the structure of the company, intellectual property issues, finances and more. We are here to advise you on all matters when it comes to the legal side of starting a business, so that you can make the best decision and be off to a good start.

Incorporation & Company Structure

We can advise and assist you with setting up the correct legal structure for your new company, as well as provide all the documentation required. We can also help you to deal with risks and opportunities involving the transfer of ownership of the business in the case of death, disability or disputes.

Shareholders’ Agreements and Constitutions

If you wish to govern the way your company is run and the methods by which the shareholders can exercise their rights to shares, we can help.

Our lawyers can explain the important differences of a shareholders’ agreement and a company constitution. The two agreements are commonly confused due to their similarities, however, the agreements have important differences that allow each agreement to be beneficial in specific situations.

A shareholders’ agreement is essentially a confidential book of rules for shareholders, which can be very useful if your company has multiple shareholders. A company constitution can be adopted to set out the rules on how the company is run, allowing you to differentiate from the ordinary rules set out in the Companies Act 1993. Although this may seem similar, a company constitution is not confidential as a copy of the constitution and other details must be disclosed to the Companies Register.

The team at Evolution Lawyers can offer you advice on whether one, or both, of the agreements are appropriate for each distinct situation and can inform you of the obligations that will arise from establishing either agreement.

Company Administration

A company is a separate legal entity from its directors and shareholders. Understanding the complexities of how a company works and the ongoing obligations can be challenging. The team at Evolution Lawyers can manage these details so you don’t need to.

We offer a full range of company administrative services, including filing annual returns and maintaining company records, to help ensure the company complies with its legal obligations. We can also help achieve best practice governance.

Our Client Testimonials

Based on 65 reviews.
Te Kawehau Hoskins
Te Kawehau Hoskins
2022-05-05
Timely, kind, calm and professional service.
Stevan Tedianto
Stevan Tedianto
2022-04-14
In our property buying experience, George from Evolution Lawyers has been absolutely fantastic, always picking up the phone and explaining some confusing points we encountered. The firm will definitely be our first choice when it comes to conveyancing. I would absolutely recommend them!
ISOBELLE SIONE
ISOBELLE SIONE
2022-03-25
I had a case where I was looking around for a family member who was not mobile. Another lawyer put it in the too hard basket, but Evolution Law heard me out. I can not say enough about the great experience I had with Evolution Law. Lindy worked on my case, I felt heard, and she went back to make sure she could help. I was so happy they could take on our case. She kept me informed the whole way through and never made me feel like she was too busy even though I know they are busy. She pulled out all the stops. LINDY You are a star, you helped when I thought it was not possible! Thank you for everything and your wonderful team for helping my brother and I out. Your help has actually helped more than just the two of us. I am truly grateful for your help. Thank you.
Mildred Veldman
Mildred Veldman
2022-02-24
Cameron Staples
Cameron Staples
2022-02-04
Tamina and the team are excellent. I found them easy to understand as someone who isn't in the know for lawyer speak and they got the jobs I needed sorted done in and around lockdowns and COVID restrictions and my tardy replies with required information. Very happy with the service.
Dominic Lauese
Dominic Lauese
2022-01-25
I have used Evolution for several years now and have always found them great to deal with and accommodating myself and my whanau needs. Lindy and Georgia are great to deal with in my recent needs, and previously Kieran and Thomas were great too.
Alysia Hing
Alysia Hing
2022-01-21
Tamina from Evolution Lawyers was awesome to deal with. She was always quick to respond and explained things in a really simple way for us to understand. We found her very knowledgeable and was upfront on our options in case something didn't work out. Thanks Tamina.
Christy Beth
Christy Beth
2022-01-16
Lindy was amazing to deal with! Such a super star, always responsive and super helpful. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!
Tristan Marris
Tristan Marris
2022-01-14
Fast and professional service from Lindy and the wider team at Evolution Lawyers. Good operators with good service.
Tracey Stewart
Tracey Stewart
2021-12-23
Evolution Lawyers have been an absolute pleasure to work with. Our New Build home and our first in NZ was managed with professionalism, understanding, compassion and just an all round excellent experience. Kieran Boyle and Lindy Van Eck provided an awesome service and I can’t thank them enough for what would normally be a stressful time this was not the case for us it was such a smooth process. They were always happy to answer any of our questions or concerns. Thanks Team, Merry Christmas and we wish you all a prosperous New Year in 2022.

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