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Kate Searancke

Senior Associate

To make an appointment, please contact Ilse Botha Ilse.Botha@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications : BA, LLB, University of Waikato.

Kate is a senior Commercial Lawyer specialising in leasing and commercial property transactions. Kate works across our commercial property portfolio with developers and investors to facilitate the sale and acquisition of property including due diligence and financing.  

Of Ngati Maniapoto descent, Kate has a strong focus on her own iwi interests and the wider Maori community and is a representative for her hapu Ngawaero on Waipa District Council's consultative committee Nga Iwi o Topu o Waipa.

Kate has been practicing law since 2004 and joined Tompkins Wake in 2014 having previously worked at Bell Gully in Auckland and Blake Dawson in Sydney.

Areas of expertise

  • Acquisition finance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Property Transactions
  • Subdivisions
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Mortgagee Sales


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