Trusts and Estates - Partner
Maria is the leader of our Trusts & Estates Team with over 15 years of experience in the trusts and estates area.
Maria is a specialist in trust law and assists individuals and families with all aspects of asset planning, including complex trust structures, Wills and Powers of Attorney. She also assists clients to resolve estate and trust disputes. Maria is a strong advocate of prudent governance and effective administration of trusts. She also specialises in all aspects of elder law.
Prior to joining Cavell Leitch, Maria specialised in business and commercial law, both in New Zealand and overseas.
Maria is a member of the Society for Trusts & Estates Practitioners (STEP). She is also co-author of LexisNexis Practical Guidance on Trusts.
The diversity of client needs, family circumstances and potential legal implications inherent in every Will, Trust, Estate and asset plan, reflects the diversity of the human condition. Working with clients on these personal matters is a privilege I truly relish. I find providing practical legal solutions and peace of mind for my clients challenging, fulfilling and rewarding.