Elliot is the Principal of Goldman Legal. Prior to forming Goldman Legal in 2012, Elliot was an Associate at a large Queenstown law firm where he worked for seven years and gained experience at a litigation practice in New Orleans, USA.
Elliot possesses substantial expertise in acting for local and international individuals and entities across a broad range of matters in the Property Law, Business Law, Trust and Company structuring and Immigration law fields. Elliot has significant transactional experience including the sale and purchase of hotel developments, fruit orchards, vineyards and the structuring and sell down of residential subdivisions. He is a trusted Lawyer to many private clients and commercial entities in relation to Trust Establishment, Estate Planning, Residential Property Purchases and Sales, Business Purchases and Sales, Franchising, and all aspects of Leasing.
Since forming Goldman Legal in 2012, Elliot has successfully obtained numerous consents from the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office (OIO) for the purchase of land by overseas persons and entities. He finds great satisfaction in the diverse international community that Queenstown fosters and undertakes regular business trips abroad in his capacity as an adviser to overseas resident clients with investments in New Zealand.
Elliot has extensive experience in all facets of our country’s Immigration process including Active Investor Visa Applications, Entrepreneur, Straight to Residence, Work to Residence, Partnership, Parent Retirement, Parent Resident, Skilled Migrant Residency Applications and has specific experience in advising employers recruiting overseas workers.
The development of the New Zealand and particularly Central Otago wine industry has led to Elliot’s expertise in the acquisition and establishment of wineries and vineyards and grape supply and distribution agreements.
Elliot lives with his wife Bridget, whom he met when both worked as professional ski instructors. He embraces an active lifestyle and makes the most of the world class opportunities for golf and hiking that exist in his town.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Elliot should you be requiring legal advice or assistance.