Alex Margaritis, LLB/BCom


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Member of New Zealand Law Society and Canterbury District Law Society


I practice Property Law, Commercial and Business Law, Trust Law, Elder Law and Estate & Succession Planning.

In my mind, the most rewarding part of being a lawyer is providing great client service. To me clients are more than a file, a transaction, or a matter.  I take the time to thoroughly understand the issues being faced, and by combining that with my clients position and goals, I can provide practical and tailored advice.  With my help, clients have a full understanding of the transaction (particularly their legal obligations) and can make informed decisions which work best for their situations.  I believe that being a good lawyer is all about caring for your client.

 Property & Commercial

  • The sale and purchase of commercial real estate
  • Financing and mortgage securities
  • The sale and purchase of businesses – shares and assets
  • Subdivisions
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Terms of Trade
  • The sale and purchase of residential real estate
    • First home purchases
    • KiwiSaver first home withdrawal
    • Homestart Grant
  • Residential Tenancies

Trusts, Succession Planning & Elder Law

  • Wills
  • Formation and administration of Family Trusts
  • Estate administration
  • Occupation Right Agreements
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney


University of Canterbury LLB/BCom

The best advice must keep pace with the ever-changing law. In just the last 12 months I have studied:

  • The New Building Act and General LIM Information
  • New Conduct & Client Care Rules
  • Property Law Half-Day Conference 2022
  • Tax - Land Transactions
  • Caveats


I started my career in a well established commercial firm. In February 2022 I joined Layburn Hodgins to work with Daniel in his busy property and commercial team.