Clifton has experience in a variety of transactional and advisory work for private and public-sector clients in relation to property acquisition, land development, commercial leasing, portfolio management and divestment. He joined Meredith Connell in April 2014 from the commercial property team of a large national law firm.
Clifton is also familiar with land tenure and registration processes, and issues arising under the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993, the Public Works Act 1981 and Overseas Investment Act 2005. He has provided drafting assistance to the Office of Treaty Settlements with regard to settlement of recent Treaty of Waitangi claims.
Acting for a service station operator on the acquisition, development and refurbishment of service station sites, including related commercial fuel supply arrangements.
Acting for Argosy Property in the development, subdivision, leasing and sale of the Manawatu Business Park in Palmerston North and its retail leases in Waitakere Mega Centre.
Acting for Eastland Group in respect of various leasing and property matters in respect of its property and infrastructure portfolio in Gisborne.
Acting for The Warehouse Group on a variety of matters including the development, leasing and sale of the Silverdale Centre, north of Auckland.
LLB/BProp, University of Auckland