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Justin March

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Partner, Real Estate and Construction


Justin is a senior partner and a specialist in commercial property. He advises clients across broad range of industry sectors. As well as advising local clients, Justin regularly advises international clients who operate across multiple jurisdictions. His clients typically have significant property portfolios. Justin has expertise in all aspects of property, infrastructure and development and has been involved in major commercial and residential development projects. He has a special interest in sustainability and complex title structure workouts. For further information, please view:


Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 1983


New Zealand Law Society; Fiji Law Society; New Zealand Law Society Property Transactions Committee; Auckland District Law Society Property Law Committee; Auckland District Law Society Forms and Precedents Committee; Property Council of New Zealand; New Zealand Property Institute


LLB, University of Auckland, 1983

New Zealand

Real estate and construction

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Justin March - DLA Piper New Zealand

Within: Real estate and construction

The service from¬†DLA Piper New Zealand¬†is 'very good, the firm understands our business and meets or exceeds our expectations', remarks a major corporate client. The firm handles property and construction matters for a blue-chip client base that includes the¬†Ministry for Primary Industries,¬†Hilton International Manage LLC,¬†Mondelńďz and¬†Auckland Council. In Auckland, Justin March¬†leads the real estate team and with¬†Heath Brunton, who recently joined from¬†Chapman Tripp, he helped grocery distributor Foodstuffs North Island to managed its large property portfolio, which included¬†advice on the acquisition of new sites and the development of strategic real estate for supermarkets, as well as franchise and lease agreements.¬†Mark Williamson¬†is 'a¬†highly regarded construction contract lawyer' and with March he advised¬†property fund Deka Immobilien Investment on the acquisition of The Lumley Centre, which is a premium-grade office tower in Auckland.¬†Special counsel Williamena Sim¬†is recommended for her 'good level of expertise, good focus on details and good customer service'. Davida Dunphy¬†joined from a role in-house at¬†Precinct Properties New Zealand.

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