Office Hours is your opportunity to spend time one-on-one with local, professional service providers and entrepreneurs who give their time to help you take the next steps to success, making sure you know what you did not know you needed to know.

You can book a free, one-off, 45 minute Office Hour session with Mackenzie Elvin to find out what you didn't know about legal aspects affecting your business.

Once your booking is confirmed you will receive a Pre-Office Hours questionnaire to fill in at least 24 hours before your session.

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This one on one session is made available as part of the PoweringON programme

About Mackenzie Elvin

  • Work closely with clients to understand their business in order to provide appropriate proactive advice to position the client and the client’s business with the maximum degree of protection.
  • Have a strong understanding of the legal and strategic implications in respect of start ups and small to medium enterprises
  • Have expertise in respect of the shareholder and director interface, so can provide appropriate advice around the tensions that arise around capital injections, sweat equity and silent investors.
  • Provide advice in relation to protection and ownership of intellectual property,

About the Mackenzie Elvin Lawyers you will meet at Office Hours

Tom Elvin, Associate
Tom has spent a number of years working in both large and boutique firms in Auckland where he developed specialist legal skills in commercial, contractual and property law.  Having a breadth of practice working with start-ups, as well as small to medium businesses to listed entities, Tom offers expertise across a wide variety of matters.  

Graeme Elvin, Partner
Graeme is an experienced commercial lawyer working particularly with the SME sector providing strategic, governance and structure advice.  He has a special interest in creative problem-solving and organisational restructures.   He is an Accredited Member of the Institute of Directors.  He holds a number of positions as an independent director in small and medium-sized companies and has held a number of senior governance roles.  Graeme is known for challenging conventional thinking and generating new possibilities.

Marcus Wilkins, Partner
Marcus has particular expertise in company, commercial law acting for large (by Tauranga standards) and small businesses over many years. In the course of his work with clients he has experienced a number of aspects of the business journey, both highs and lows. This has given him an understanding of the issues faced by businesses as they grow and mature.
Marcus also has a history of governance experience in the voluntary and not-for-profit sectors. He was a member of the original Tauranga TEDx organising committee, is a member of Enterprise Angels and is active in the community.

Disclaimer: The information and advice you receive from Mackenzie Elvin lawyers at the Office Hours| Legal_Commercial will be provided for general informational purposes only. No information or advice provided should be construed as legal advice from Mackenzie Elvin or the individual lawyer attending the Office Hours| Legal_Commercial and is not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice on any subject matter. In attending the Office Hours| Legal_Commercial you do so on the basis that neither Mackenzie Elvin nor the individual lawyers providing the Office Hours| Legal_Commercial service nor Venture Centre accept any liability for the information or advice provided. If you propose to act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information or advice provided at a Office Hours| Legal_Commercial you do so at your own risk. Venture Centre recommends that you should first seek appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue on the basis of formal instructions to a lawyer of your choosing.


PoweringON is a Business Owner focused initiative delivered by Venture Centre with the support of PriorityOne and Tauranga City Council. This programme contributes to Venture Centre commitment to be part of growing a prosperous region where everyone can access, participate in and benefit from digital technologies and entrepreneurship.


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