Tammy McLeod


Tammy is the Managing Director at Davenports Law and a trust and asset structuring specialist with over 20 years legal experience specialising in the areas of personal asset planning, trust law and Property (Relationships) Act.

Tammy leads the Davenports Trust Team and, before joining Davenports in 2004, was a senior solicitor in a boutique trust practice. She enjoys providing clients with advice and assistance on a broad range of issues involving the structuring and establishment of asset plans, interpretation of trust deeds, the management and administration of trust funds and trust disputes. An important part of Tammy’s practice is reviewing existing asset holding structures to ensure they achieve the needs and requirements they were established to meet. She is also experienced in Property (Relationships) Act issues and advises clients on both contracting out agreements and separation.

She is only one of a handful of lawyers nationally who specialise solely in the area of trusts and asset planning, and is one of the leading lawyers in her field. Tammy is a past president of the Auckland Woman Lawyers’ Association and is the current vice-president of the North Harbour Club, a charitable organisation on the North Shore.

Tammy is a keen runner and baker and spends her time outside of the office with her husband and two young boys.

Recent work:
  • Establishing New Zealand based foreign trusts to hold overseas assets and acting as trustee on those trusts
  • Advising New Zealand trustees moving to Australia on how to restructure for tax purposes
  • Reviewing existing trust structures to rationalise and condense to minimise the number of required entities
  • Advising on how to structure bank borrowings to limit exposure under guarantees and other security
  • Advising how to structure development and trading activities taking into account the new associated persons rules
  • Preparing relationship property agreements to protect assets
  • Advice on asset planning when moving to New Zealand from overseas
  • Resettling trusts on more modern and flexible terms to better benefit beneficiaries




Enduring Powers of Attorney

Relationship Property Issues

Asset Structuring




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