Allan Gallagher's experience with strategic alliances is the foundation of LANZ.
As a Lawyer in private practice for forty-plus years, a past member of the LawLink Group Limited, Co-founder and original Director of NZ Law Limited, the owner/manager of Law Library Consortium Limited, and also the Founder and originating Chairman and Managing Director of Law Alliance NZ Limited, all of the referred groups being significant alliances of Law Firms from throughout New Zealand, Allan Gallagher has significant experience in regards to syndicated procurement of product and services, in addition to the marshaling of common interest by Law Firms who wish to work together to secure increased work-life outcome as a result of their collective association.
Allan maintains a strong role in the marshaling of resources for LANZ, acts as a legal 'think tank' to the alliance, and has the practical expertise to make ongoing advancements for the group.
Tony is the Executive Officer of Law Alliance NZ Limited having taken up that role on 1 January 2023.
Tony was, until recently, a director of Steindle Williams Legal Limited, which is a member of Law Alliance NZ Limited, established in 2002. Tony’s then firm joined Law Alliance NZ in 2015, and Tony became a member of the Executive in 2018. While Tony is now the Executive Officer of LANZ, he practices law as a consultant to Steindle Williams Legal Limited.
Tony has practiced as a lawyer for over 30 years specialising in commercial and property law. Tony has also written a book on Property Investment and appeared several times on television, and presented a number of seminars on property law. He was also a member of the National Standards Committee of the New Zealand Law Society for 6 years.
As Executive Officer of Law Alliance NZ, Tony works with the 32 law firms forming part of Law Alliance NZ and its sponsors for the purpose of advancing the interests of each of those firms, their partners/ directors, staff, and of course, their clients.
Peter Jefferies is the current Chair of Law Alliance NZ Limited.
Peter has a long history with LANZ and it’s Executive. He was first elected to the Executive of LANZ in October 2010 and has acted as Chair, Secretary and Treasurer before stepping down in 2019.
In 2021 Peter returned to support the Executive to finalise arrangements for transitioning Allan Gallagher’s role to our new Executive Officer, Tony Steindle. Peter continued as Interim Chair before rejoining the Executive in 2022 as Chair.
Peter has extensive experience of all things LANZ and brings to the Board a down to earth approach with a 'no-nonsense' desire to find solutions and direction for LANZ that continue to enhance the businesses and social aspirations of its Firms.
Peter specialises mainly in property and commercial law including acquisitions, financing, property development, unit titles, asset protection, and also leads the Maori Legal Issues Team at Jefferies Law. Peter brings a commercial focus that assists many large Maori entities in areas of governance, administration and developing sustainable commercial opportunities.
Outside of the office, Peter also sits on the Executive of the New Zealand Maori Council where he has a special interest in developing affordable housing and employment opportunities for Maori.
Peter also enjoys spending time with his wife Poni, their 6 children and 11 grandchildren.
Commercial partner at Tripe Matthews Feist, Wellington
Julius is a commercial partner at Tripe Matthews Feist in Wellington and works full-time in property law.
Julius graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2005 with an LLB and BSc majoring in Chemistry. Julius has a strong customer service background and has been in general practice since his admission in 2006. He joined Tripe Matthews Feist in 2011 and became a Partner of the firm in 2015.
Julius currently specializes in Unit Titles, Construction Law, and working with not-for-profit community organizations. He also has experience with trusts, wills, probates and estates, contracts, residential and commercial conveyancing, employment, commercial property, relationship property, alternative dispute resolution, and arbitration.
Accredited Specialist - Property Law Section
Vice President - Wellington Branch, New Zealand Law Society.
Director of Braun Bond and Lomas (BBL Lawyers), Hamilton
Kieran is a director of Braun Bond and Lomas (BBL Lawyers), a specialist litigation firm based in Hamilton. He became a director of the firm in 2016.
Kieran has a broad range of experience in all areas of dispute resolution and has been involved in litigation at all levels including large-scale litigation involving multi-national corporate entities and cross-border litigation. Kieran has gained significant experience in construction litigation, which continues to be a large part of his practice. After 10 years of experience in the administration of a successful regional sports club, Kieran also has a particular interest in sports law including administrative and disciplinary issues at all levels of the sport.
Away from the law, Kieran is married to Jaime, and they have a son together. When he finds the time, you’ll find him looking for lost balls on a golf course, pretending he is still fit enough to play football or enjoying some quality time with friends and family.
Don is a devoted husband and father. Married to Lynda (together over 33 years) and have three beautiful children Michael (Structural Engineer), Elora (Artist with an interest in the law), and Toby (dreaming of football and cricket, loves learning Te Reo and Accounting).
A dedicated professional with excellent interpersonal qualities, communications skills, creative ideas, and leadership strengths. He is a responsible and committed team player who makes a substantial contribution through effective relationship building and efficient control of resources working with a range of professionals to build rapport, trust, and confidence. He enjoys working with people and exercises loyalty, self-motivation, and a willingness to take responsibility for achieving results.
Don has qualifications in law, political science, and international relations and 25 years of business management and latterly legal practice as a partner with Keesing McLeod Lawyers in Lower Hutt.
His community activities include the work of Rotary, Victim Support, and the Wellington Free Ambulance. He is Chair of the Wellington Region Victim Support Local Group Committee and was voted onto the National Board of Victim Support in 2012. He is past President of the Eastern Hutt Rotary Club, past Assistant Governor for Rotary District 9940, and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Don’s eclectic interests include technology, most sport, cinema, concerts, dramatic arts, travel and generally enjoying life to the full.